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Chrysalis

Nunn Design Frame Earrings with Wire-Wrapped Fire-Polished Beads
designed by Becky Bacus
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueWire-Working
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size2 3/4 Inches

Wire-wrapping beads onto open frames is so much fun. The shape of these frames remind me of a Chrysalis hiding beautiful butterfly wings within, just waiting to emerge.

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Fire-polished beads create mesmerizing patterns within Nunn Design wire frames in these earrings. These wire-wrapped earrings are easy to create and you can get creative with the colors of the beads and the shapes you make within the frame. Make this design your own and find your favorite Fire-Polish colors to display.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Brass Large Wire Frame Navette Pendant
Code PEND1585
Material Silver-Plated Brand Nunn Design Dimensions 52 x 22mm Hole Size 1.8mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1
$2.39
$1.79
3 $2.12 $1.59
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with 3mm Stardust Bead (Pair)
Code SS-EAR34
Material Sterling Silver .925 Finish Stardust or Diamond-Cut Sold by the Pair
1
$1.78
$1.33
3 $1.57 $1.17
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm ColorTrends Saturated Metallic Greenery (50pc Pack)
Code CFP-SAME-GRNY6
Material Glass Dimensions 6mm Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold on Strands Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $1.89
3 $1.67
4mm Czech Glass Opaque Mustard Orange Faceted Round Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-1476
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Hole Size 0.8mm Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Diameter 4mm, Length 4mm
1 $3.63
3 $3.25
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm ColorTrends Pacifica Strawberry (100pc Pack)
Code CFP-PAC-STBY4
Material Glass Dimensions 4mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold on Strands Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $2.39
3 $2.12
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm ColorTrends Pacifica Macadamia (100pc Pack)
Code CFP-PAC-MACA4
Material Glass Dimensions 4mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold on Strands Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $2.39
3 $2.12
Artbeads Designer Wire - Silver Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (36 ft. spool)
Code ADW0049
Material Colored Copper Brand Artbeads Thickness 24 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1
$4.99
$3.74
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-500
Place Of Origin Germany
1 $21.99
Tronex Taper Flush Cutters Full Relief with Ergonomic Handle
Code TOOL-608
Brand Tronex Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin USA
1 $69.99
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