Earrings with Red Coral Gemstone Beads and Antiqued Sterling Silver Coral Branch Drops

STEP 1
String two red coral frangia onto a sterling silver 1-inch eyepin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and side-cutting pliers, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a red coral beading link. Repeat to create twenty red coral beading links.
STEP 2
String two red coral frangia onto a silver 3/4 inch headpin. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a red coral bead drop. Repeat to create eight red coral bead drops.
STEP 3
Using chain-nose pliers, open the loop on one red coral beading link. Pass the loop through a loop on another red coral beading link. Close the loop. Repeat to connect three red coral beading links together.

Repeat to connect four sets of three red coral beading links.

Repeat to connect four sets of two red coral beading links.

Open the loop on the end of the last red coral link in one set and slip on the loop of one red coral bead drop. Close the loop.

Repeat to add a drop to the end of each set of red coral links.
STEP 4
Using a 4-inch length of 24-gauge wire, thread on a sterling silver coral branch. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and side-cutting pliers, create a briolette wrapped loop to secure the sterling silver coral branch. Repeat to make two sterling silver coral branch briolette wrapped drops.
STEP 5
Using chain-nose pliers, straighten the bend in the end of one bead hoop earwire.
STEP 6
Pass the following beads onto the wire:
  • One red coral rondelle
  • One three link coral drop
  • Two red coral rondelles
  • One four link coral drop
  • Two red coral rondelles
  • One sterling silver coral branch briolette wrapped drop
  • Two red coral rondelles
  • One four link coral drop
  • Two red coral rondelles
  • One three link coral drop
  • One red coral rondelle
STEP 7
Using chain-nose pliers, bend the end of the bead hoop earwire to hold the beads on the wire.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 to create the second earring.

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