Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Bold gemstone beads stand out on their own in this fabulous earring set. These earrings are just one of many designs you can create with one strand of Dakota Stones gemstones! You can make the gemstones the focus of your designs, like these earrings do, or mix and match them with other elements. See other ideas and more of this bracelet in this Beads, Baubles and Jewels segment
featuring Katie Hacker and Kristal Wick! Learn how to make these earrings to get started.
String an Indian silver 6mm daisy spacer onto a 2 1/2-inch 22 gauge sterling silver head pin, followed by a Dakota Stones blue apatite 10x20mm double-drilled rectangle bead, another spacer, another apatite bead and one last spacer. Repeat this step for the open stringing holes of the apatite beads.
Make a loop with the two head pins at the top of the beads. You can use the same techniques featured in this Handy Tip
for creating your loop.
Attach a French hook earwire with ball to the loop using three linked sterling silver 6.10mm open jump rings. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video
. Repeat steps one through three to make the other earring.List of Components
Dakota Stones Blue Apatite 10x20mm Double Drilled Rectangle Bead Strand (R0199, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 6)
French Hook Earwire with Ball (SS-EAR03, qty 2)
2 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP2Y, qty 4)
Indian Silver 6mm Daisy Spacer (INDSY60A, qty 12)