Cherry Blossoms Earrings Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Cherry blossoms are known for their delicate pink color and sweet, elegant style. These earrings embody these qualities, thanks to the beautiful flower link at the center and the cherry quartz gemstone beads from Dakota Stones. Add these earrings to your looks and watch your style blossom!
Step one: Coil a 4-6 inch length of the sterling silver 22 gauge half hard wire around a highlighter pen. Hold all of the wire together and then cut it in one place to make individual wire hoops.
Step two: Make a simple loop on one end of one of the hoops you just made. For help creating simple loops, please see our Handy Tip. String 16 Dakota Stones cherry quartz 4mm round beads onto the wire and finish the hoop with another simple loop.
Step three: Turn the loops on the hoop so that they are perpendicular to the loop on the link. The hoop will hang better this way. Open one of the simple loops and attach it to the side of the JBB 3 loop flower link. Do the same for the other end of the hoop on the other side of the link.
Step four: Cut a length of open cable chain approximately 1 1/2 inches long or 24 links long. This should be short enough to hang within the hoop. Attach one end of the chain to the side of the flower link using a sterling silver 3.55mm open jump ring, to the inside of the hoop that’s already attached. Learn how to properly open and close jump rings with this Handy Tip Video. Attach the other end of the chain to the other side of the link, using a jump ring.
Step five: Thread a cherry quartz bead onto the sterling silver earwire and attach it to the top of the link. Learn how to use straight earwires and finish them with simple loops with this Handy Tip.
Step six: Repeat steps 2 through 5 to create the other earring.