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 Snowman Earrings with Czech Glass Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads 

Snowman Earrings with Czech Glass Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads
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Snowman Earrings

-- Designer --

Tim Cronkhite, Senior Customer Advocate, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

To learn more about Tim Cronkhite, read his jewelry artist success story here
Instructions by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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Step 1
For the Czech Glass Snowman Earrings:

Using 1 of the headpins, string the crystals in the following order:
  • 1 8mm druk
  • 1 gold-plated bead cap
  • 1 6mm druk
  • 1 10mm marguerite lochrose flower
  • 1 6x6mm cube
Step 2
Place your round-nose pliers, horizontally, above the 6x6mm cube near the top of the headpin. Bend the headpin to a 90 degree angle. Turn the pliers so they are now vertical in the angled section.

Bring the tip of the headpin up and over the top barrel of the pliers so the wire is now facing downward.

Turn the pliers so they are horizontal again. Continue to bring the tip of the headpin around the barrel so the wire is now formed in a loop and the end is back out a 90 degree angle.
Step 3
Remove the round-nose pliers. Grip across the loop with the chain-nose pliers. Grip the tip of the headpin with flat-nose pliers and wrap the headpin around the straight length of wire below the loop, making approximately three tightly wound wraps.
Step 4
Using the side-cutting pliers, trim any excess wire, then press in the cut end with chain-nose pliers.
Step 5
Using chain-nose pliers, slightly open the loop on an earwire then slip on the wrapped loop. Close the loop on the snowman dangle.
Step 6
Repeat Steps 1 - 5 to make the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
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