I love the second earrings...do you have a tutorial? What kind of bead are thoe?
bkrennig4's link provides a good tutorial for wire-wrapping, but here's a mini tutorial for these earrings:
Materials & Tools:
* ear hooks
* 4 jump rings
* 4-6" chain (depending on how long you want the earrings to be) - cut it in half for two equal pieces
* 2 side-drilled briolettes
* 14 small (3-4mm) round or 28 2-3mm button faceted beads
***These sizes are just a suggestion. Use beads that are in proportion to your briolettes.
* head/eye pins or jewelry wire
* wire cutters
* pliers (I used round nose & needle nose pliers for this)Step 1:
Wire wrap the beads for the bottom drop
For the briolettes, insert wire or eye pin through the hole so that the ends are about the same length.
With your pliers, bend the ends up, following the angle of the bead.
Bend the end with the "eye" so that it stands perpendicular to the bead.
Wrap the loose end around the stem of the eye pin.
Thread 1 round bead or 2 button faceted beads on a head pin or piece of wire (if using wire, use pliers to make a tiny bend or curl in one end so the beads won't slip off). Bend the free end to make an eye loop.
Do this with 8 round beads or 8 pairs of button beads. Step 2:
Put 1 briolette and 4 smaller beads/pairs on a jump ring. Add chain, then close ring. The order should be round - round - briolette - round - round - chain
Attach the other end of the chain to a jump ring, and the ring to your ear hook.
Wire wrap the remaining small beads on to the chain.
I hope this helps.
The Gara Rakow earrings are tourmaline & purple quartz, but she does them in a variety of colour combinations.
where did you buy the supplies?? you say it only cost you 20 bucks? I want to get in on that place...
I used sterling silver ear hooks, jump rings, and chain ($4/ft at my local bead store), so that cut costs. The lemon quartz briolettes were the most expensive pieces. I managed to get a very nice discount on a strand of them at the Bead and Button show back in May, so they weren't obscenely expensive, but still...