Taos Earrings Instructions Designed by Teri McCamish
These festive dangle earrings are the perfect addition to a hot outfit you can choose to rock in summer or winter. Like the lively New Mexico town, this design has a little something everyone will enjoy.
Step one: Cut four strands of gray Fireline thread about a foot long.
Step two: String one thread with an alternating pattern of TOHO™ bead rounds in shiny jet black and two matte milk white. String the remaining threads with a single color block—one with opaque dark sky blue, one with opaque sour apple and one with opaque-frosted dandelion.
Step three: Fold each strand in half and loop the ends through one 1x2mm sterling silver crimp tube, then through one sterling silver medium closed jump ring then back through the crimp tube. Crimp flat with chain nose pliers.
Step four: Connect the closed jump ring to one 2-inch silver-plated 20 gauge eye pin. Thread the pointed end of the eye pin through one JBB sterling silver large wavy cone.
Step five: Attach the eye pin to one sterling silver plain lever-back earring by finishing it with a wrapped loop technique. Learn how to make a wrapped loop by reading our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.
Repeat these steps to create the second earring.
Approximate size: 4 inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used:
The BeadSmith Smoke Gray Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test) (FL06SG50)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Sterling Lever-back Earring (Plain) (SS-LVR01, qty 2)
JBB Sterling Silver Large Wavy Cone (ISCN-0048, qty 2)
Crimp Tube, 1 x 2mm Sterling Silver (SS-CRM1, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Medium Closed Jump Ring (0.76x5mm) (SS-CJR-MD, qty 2)
2-inch Silver-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (SP-EP20-22, qty 2)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black (TBRD11-49, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 15/0 Matte Milk White (TBRD15-761, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Dark Sky Blue (TBRD11-43DF, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Sour Apple (TBRD11-44F, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Opaque-Frosted Dandelion (TBRD11-42F, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
925/10 Silver-Filled Leverback with Open Ring (EAR-0028)
Hill Tribe Silver Brushed Cone (HTS407)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Cherry (TBRD11-45AF)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Turquoise (TBRD11-55)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Dark Sapphire (TBRD11-8DF)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Peridot (TBRD11-7F)