The Karner Blue, Lycaeides melissa samuelis, is a small, blue butterfly found in small areas of New Jersey, the Great Lakes region, southern New Hampshire, and the Capital District region of New York. The butterfly, whose lifecycle depends on the wild blue lupine flower is classified as an endangered species. We are showing our love of this little blue butterfly through our adorable Wild Lupine earring design.
Step one: Attach the Paua butterfly pendant to a sterling silver open jump ring. Attach this jump ring to another jump ring, and connect it to the loop end of a sterling silver 22 gauge eye pin.
Step two: On the eye pin string a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 8mm erinite ab margarita bead, a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 3mm Siam round, another margarita, a Czech glass lily flower navy with turquoise and a sterling silver French hook earwire. For help making simple loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.
Step three: Repeat the steps to make the other earring.
Approximate size: 2 inches Estimated time: Under an hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Round nose pliers (TOOL-108) Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Side cutters, semi-flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 3700 8mm margarita bead erinite ab (3700-ERNAB8, qty 4) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 3mm faceted round Siam (5000-SIA3, qty 2) Paua small butterfly pendant (2 pieces) (PS-PEND32, qty 1) Czech glass lily flower navy/turquoise (CR-FL203, qty 2) Sterling silver French hook earwire with ball (SS-EAR03, qty 2) Sterling silver 22 gauge 1½-inch eye pin (SS-EP23, qty 2) Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-B, qty 4)