New Tutorial: Summer Sea-Glass Earrings

Aug 7, 2013

You still have time to whip up a pair of these sleek and sassy imitation sea glass earrings in time to show them off before the changing of the seasons!

What you'll need:

  • 6 opaque spring green 14mm imitation sea-glass button beads (mine are from ZnetShows)
  • 2 crystal 8mm Swarovski crystal bicones
  • 20-gauge and 24-gauge silver-plated wire
  • 2 silver-plated 3mm jump rings
  • 2 silver-plated ear wires
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Flat-nose pliers

 

Create a tiny double loop on one end of one 2" piece of 24-gauge wire; string 1 sea-glass button, 1 crystal, and 1 sea-glass button.

 

 

Form a tiny double loop on the other end of the wire, making sure it is snug against the beads.

 

 

View of the component with a loop on each end.

 

 

Cut one 2 1/2" piece of 20-gauge wire; form a "U" shape by bending it around an object about 1" in diameter.

 

 

Slide the component onto the 20-gauge wire.

 

 

Form a loop on each end of the U-shaped wire, aligning the loops with the tops of the sea-glass beads.

 

 

Create a loop in the center of one 3" piece of 24-gauge wire; form a small loop on each end, perpendicular to the center loop.

 

Attach the loops on the 24-gauge wire to the ends of the U-shaped component. Use a jump ring to attach the entire component to an ear wire.

 

It's easy to change the look by substituting any combination of bead sizes, colors, and shapes! Have fun!

 

Debbie Blair

Managing Editor, Jewelry Stringing magazine

 

 


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deanabutler wrote
on Feb 1, 2014 1:54 PM

Very innovative.  It looks great for a beginner or advanced.  I can't wait to make these.  Thank you for sharing!