Squiddy Earrings Instructions Designed by Artbeads
Put fun fringe into your style! These earrings will dangle and delight. Designer Teri was inspired by the fluid tentacles and tropical colors of squid. The soft blue suede that creates the fringe looks beautiful with the copper accents and the organic swirls and textured accents create bold style you can wear anywhere!
Step one: Cut triangular shapes out of the Lillypilly 4x8.5-inch abstract blue suede sheet. Cut strips of fringe into the triangles, making sure not to cut all the way to the top, so the triangles stay intact. Create another triangle out of the suede, this one slightly larger for longer fringe. Your fringe will be about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, so make sure your triangles are about 2 1/2 to 3 inches long.
Step two: Stack the triangles on top of one another and then fold them in half. Punch holes on the upper edge of the triangles. Work a TierraCast copper 2-inch 21 gauge eye pin through the punched holes to secure the fringe.
Step three: Thread the eye pin through a Patricia Healey small copper segmented cone so the fringe sticks out from the bottom of the cone. Once the fringe has been added to the cone, you can trim the fringe to your liking. Add a Swarovski 5mm XILION bicone in Denim Blue to the eye pin. Attach a TierraCast niobium earwire with bronze coil to the eye pin by creating a wrapped loop. See our Handy Tip for help creating wrapped loops. Repeat steps one through three to create the other earring.
Approximate Size: 4 Inches Long Estimated Time:20 Minutes Difficulty Level:Beginner
Tools & Supplies: Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-612) Metal Complex 1.25mm Round Hole Punch Pliers with 1 Extra Pin Set (TOOL-0041) Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components: Lillypilly Designs 4x8.5-Inch Abstract Blue Suede Sheet (EMBMT-0391, qty 1) Patricia Healey Small Copper Segmented Cone (BC-CN02, qty 2) Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Denim Blue (5328-DEB5, qty 1) TierraCast Niobium Earwire with Bronze Coil (NB-5128, qty 2) TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Eye Pin (C-0027, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Lillypilly Designs 4x8.5-Inch Flourish Beige Suede Sheet (EMBMT-0390) Patricia Healey Copper Small Plain Cone (BC-CN04) Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Sand Opal (5000-SOP6) TierraCast Niobium with 2mm Copper Bead Earwire (NCO-5120-23) 1.5-Inch Copper 22 Gauge Eye Pin (FIND-1040)