Wine Country Earrings Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
The beaded focal dangling from these earrings looks like a bushel of grapes. The beautiful colors of the Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend used in these earrings are accented perfectly by TierraCast components. The Celtic charm adds length to the design, while the spiral cone caps the beads perfectly. See more ideas for using TierraCast components in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Use a 1 1/2-inch 22 gauge sterling silver eye pin and seed beads from the Artbeads Warm Metals Designer Blend to make a beaded dangle. Cynthia shows you how to do this in this Artbeads Cafe episode. Start by knotting thread to the loop of the eye pin. Add approximately ten seed beads from the blend to the thread. Attach a sterling silver 4.60mm open jump ring to the TierraCast antique silver-plated pewter Celtic drop charm and add the charm to the thread. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Add ten more seed beads to the thread. Bring your needle through the loop of the eye pin and tighten to make a loop of seed beads.
Step two: Make two more loops in this fashion, going through the jump ring attached to the Celtic charm every time. When pulling your last loop tight, knot the thread to the loop of the eye pin.
Step three: Slide a TierraCast antique silver spiral cone onto the eye pin. Add a Warm Metals seed bead above the cone and make a simple loop at the top of the eye pin.
Step four: Open the loop on a 925/10 silver-filled earwire with 3mm ball and coil. Attach the earwire to the top of the eye pin. Close the loop. Repeat these steps for the other earring.
Estimated Time: 1 Hour Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tools & Supplies: KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black (STRNG-0116) German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507) German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504) German Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-506) The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04)
List of Components: TierraCast Antique Silver Spiral Cone (SA-5641, qty 2) TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Celtic Drop Charm (SA-2031, qty 2) Artbeads Warm Metals Designer Blend, 11/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads (ADB0082, qty 1) 1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP23, qty 2) 925/10 Silver-Filled Earwire with 3mm Ball and Coil (EAR-0026, qty 2) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR30-E, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Artbeads Turquoise Trail Designer Blend, 15/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads (ADB0228) TierraCast Antique Silver Sacred Heart Milagro Charm (SA-2322) TierraCast Antique Silver Lily Cone Bead Cap (SA-5609)