Earrings with Gemstone Beads and Wirework

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut two 30-inch lengths of silver 28-gauge round wire.
STEP 2
Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, wrap the end of a 30-inch length of wire 1/2 inch from the straight end on the bead hoop earwire four to five wraps to secure the wire to the earring.
STEP 3
String onto the wire one 2mm round tourmaline bead. Wrap the wire two times around the earwire.
STEP 4
Continue to make a double wrap around the hoop earwire after each bead is added in the following order around the length of the earwire:
  • Three 2.5mm faceted rondelle tourmaline beads
  • Three pink tourmaline chips
  • One 4mm round tourmaline bead
  • One 6x4mm faceted oval peridot bead
  • One 6x4mm briolette dark amethyst bead
  • One 6x4mm faceted oval peridot bead
  • One 6x4mm briolette dark amethyst bead
  • One 10x5mm briolette tourmaline bead
  • One 8x5mm briolette citrine bead
  • One 10x5mm briolette tourmaline bead
Wrap the wire around the end of the earwire four to five times to secure it.
STEP 5
Wrap the wire going back in the opposite direction. Wrap the wire around the base of the last 10x5mm briolette tourmaline bead two times. String onto the wire one pink tourmaline chip positioning the bead between the last 10x5mm briolette tourmaline bead and the 8x5mm briolette citrine. Wrap the wire around the base of 8x5mm briolette citrine two times. String onto the wire one pink tourmaline chip positioning the bead between the 8x5mm briolette citrine bead and the second 10x5mm briolette tourmaline bead. Wrap the wire around the earwire once and continue to wrap the wire around the base of each of the beads stopping at the 4mm round tourmaline bead.

Wrap the wire around the earwire two to three times to secure it.
STEP 6
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, bend the last 1/8 inch of the straight end of the earwire at a 90 degree angle.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 2 - 6 to create the second earring.

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