Beautiful Flower Earrings In Green And Peach
These beautiful flower earrings are made by adding beads, and hold them in place with very thin wire. Varying the length of the twisted wire from the -stem- to the bead, gives the impression of flowers on a stem of silver. Since the wire is so flexible you can create vines of beads quite easily.
What you need:
- 4 glass leafs 12 x 9 mm, 2 peach AB and 2 green AB (AB= aurora borealis)
- Seedbeads #6, Rainbow transparent creamsoda (Dynamites)
- 18 green glass flowers, 7 mm
- Silver colored copper wire 0,4 mm
- 2 ear wires
- Wire cutters
- round nose pliers
Cut a 20 cm length of the 0,4 mm wire.
Add a green glass leaf and slide it to the middle of the wire. Bend the wire in two and twist the wire to fasten the bead. Keep on twisting until you have 1 cm of twisted wire from the bead.
Slide on a flower bead and a #6 seed bead on one of the two wire ends. Go back through the flower, but not the seed bead and pull until the seed bead rests snugly inside the flower. Twist the wire to ca 0,5 cm.
Add another two flowers and a seed beads and twist like in step 2, but with slightly different length on the twisted wire. You do not have to use the same side of the double wire the whole time. Use them both, but one at the time.
Add a seed bead. Slide it until you are 2 cm from the flowers. Bend the wire and twist it to fasten the bead. Bend the bead down towards the leaf. Repeat with one more bead. Do the same with another 3 seed beads, but with different lengths on the twisted wire.
Add three more flowers, like in step 1, and then a peach glass leaf. Make a twisted loop on top, and fasten the ear wires. And that's it, your flower earrings are done.
If you don't have ear wires, you can easily make your own. See how in this tutorial:
Make Your Own Ear Wires
Master The Twisted Wire Technique What an enticing and popular technique. Twisted Wire allows even beginning beaders to fashion the most delicate, twining floral and filigree effects with ease. The results are amazing and quickly achievable, especially with this stunningly photographed introduction to the craft. In addition to the thorough motif dictionary, which serves as a helpful reference to turn to again and again, it showcases more than 20 skill-building projects. These jewel-box treasures have a feminine and fashionable look, with their transparent beads and shimmering crystals. Craft an Autumn Leaves Bracelet or Tourmaline Garnet and Iolite Floral Filigree Earrings for everyday wear, or make matching sets for special occasions. The piece de resistance? A bridal set that features a coordinated necklace, bracelet, earrings, and tiara. Melody MacDuffees designs have appeared inside and on the covers of magazines and hardback books ranging from Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications to Bead and Button. She was selected by the Crochet Guild of America to be its first Traveling Crochet Instructor in 2004.|
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