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Wine Country Earrings

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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)

Alternate Products:
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)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Spiral Cone
Code: SA-5641
Diameter 9.5mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.12 $0.97$1.05 $0.91$0.98 $0.85
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Celtic Drop Charm
Code: SA-2031
Length 25mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.24 $1.07$1.16 $1.00$1.09 $0.94
Qty>
Artbeads Warm Metals Designer Blend, 11/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0082
Sale Price: $5.32
Price: $5.99
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP23
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.39 $0.33$0.34 $0.29$0.29 $0.25
Qty>
925/10 Silver-Filled 10.5mm, 20 Gauge Earwire with 3mm Ball and Coil (Pair)
Code: EAR-0026
Front Length 14mm, Back Length 25mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-910-1920+
$1.29 $1.12$1.21 $1.05$1.14 $0.99
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-E
Diameter 4.6mm, 21 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.25 $0.22$0.23 $0.20$0.22 $0.19
Qty>

Alternate Components

Artbeads Turquoise Trail Designer Blend, 15/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0228
Sale Price: $5.19
Price: $5.99
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Sacred Heart Milagro Charm
Code: SA-2322
Height 21.5mm, Width 13mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.25 $1.08$1.17 $1.01$1.10 $0.95
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Lily Cone Bead Cap
Code: SA-5609
Diameter 9mm, Depth 8mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.12 $0.96$1.05 $0.90$0.98 $0.84
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black
Code: STRNG-0116
Length 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.96$4.17 $3.67$3.79 $3.34
Qty>
German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $29.53
Price: $32.99
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $24.13
Price: $26.99
Qty>
German Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-506
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $24.15
Price: $26.99
Qty>
The Beadsmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-04
Length 2 inches, Size 10 
1-56-1112+
$2.72 $2.39$2.57 $2.26$2.42 $2.12
Qty>



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