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« on: July 31, 2009 05:54:12 AM »

Hi!  I was one of the lucky people who got to participate in this wonderful exchange program from Dottyral at Totally Tutorials (http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com).  You can see her original post here:
Basically in exchange for a bunch of awesome beads and findings provided by
BobbiThisnThat (http://BobbiThisnThat.etsy.com) I agreed to write up a little tutorial. FUN idea, no?!!

So here it is!!!

Sapphire garden earrings!;D Grin Grin Grin

Materials used:

-Czech Glass 4mm FP Sapphire Celsian 6 pieces
-Three Petal Czech Glass Sapphire Celsian 10x12mm Flower 4 pieces
-Czech Glass 12x7mm Leaf Color Mix 4 pieces
-Czech Glass 3x6mm Sapphire Celsian Flower Rondelle 6 pieces

-Bali Sterling Earwires 28.5mmx14mm a Pair
-bit of chain
Cut chain to approximately 1.5. If you like longer or shorter dangles, adjust the length accordingly. Be sure to use a chain that has open rings large enough for you to attach your beads to.

Next, prepare your beads as shown below.  The headpins were trimmed to 1cm above the bead  before making the loops. Wait to wrap the leaf until you are ready to attach to the chain. This is just an example of what the wrapping should look like.

Once the beads are prepared, arrange them next to the chain in a manner you find appealing. This the easiest way to approximate what your finished piece will look like. I suggest making the 2nd earring a mirror of the first, but you should follow your own taste.

Attach the beads to the chain, following your layout.

Numbering the chain from 1 to 9 , top to bottom
Chain link 1: Attach a leaf to right side
Chain link 2: Attach a flower rondelle bead to left side
Chain link 3: Attach a 4mm faceted bead to right side
Chain link 4: Attach a leaf and a flower rondelle bead to right side
Chain link 5: Attach a 4mm faceted bead to left side
Chain link 6: Attach a 4mm faceted  bead to right side and attach a flower rondelle bead to left side
Chain link 7: Attach a petal bead to right side
Chain link 9: Attach a petal bead.  This should be the end of the chain.

To make the matching earring reverse the sides when beading.
Attach the wire to your ear wire and youre done.  I hope you guys will give it a try!

Thank you Dotty (Totally Tutorials http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com) and  Bobbi (BobbiThisnThat http://BobbiThisnThat.etsy.com) for this great exchange!!!  
I had fun playing with these wonderful beads and findings!!!  I think I've found a new bead shop!  Hehe.  Grin  C/C appreciated.  Have a great day everyone!!

« Last Edit: July 31, 2009 06:00:37 AM by atsuko » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009 06:19:27 AM »

Beautiful earrings!!  Thank you for the tutorial Grin
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009 06:35:03 AM »

They're beautiful!  Great tutorial too!  Thanks so much for participating in the exchange!

http://dottyral.com - Emery Pincushions and Pincushion Rings
http://DotDotStitch.etsy.com - embroidered items

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009 08:36:26 AM »

Aw, thanks ladies!!
It's easy to do good work with fabby materials.  I had forgotten how wonderful sterling silver is to work with.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009 04:42:43 PM »

The earrings turned out great! They look like they have a lot of 'swing'!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010 07:09:21 AM »

This is pretty ! i love this !

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011 11:28:30 AM »

I love these!
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