Earrings with Multicolored Glass Beads and Czech Glass Beads

Sweeten up the holidays with sparkling red and green glass and crystal bead earrings. Economical design is ideal for beading classes, gift-giving and craft fair sales.
STEP 1
String onto one silver-plated headpin:
  • 8.5x6.5mm emerald flower cone bead
  • 10mm multicolored round glass bead
  • 8.5x6.5mm emerald flower cone bead
STEP 2
Using the round-nose pliers, grasp the headpin above the last bead strung onto the headpin. With your free hand, bend the top of the wire over the barrel of the pliers to form a 90 degree angle.
STEP 3
Place the pliers into the angled section vertically, so one barrel is above and one is below the wire. Bring the wire up and over the top barrel of the pliers so it is now facing down at an angle.
STEP 4
Reposition the pliers so they are horizontal again, with one barrel in the loop and one out and to the right. With chain-nose pliers, or your free hand, grasp the tip of the wire and direct it behind the length of wire extending below the loop you just created.
STEP 5
Grip across the loop with a pair of chain-nose pliers. Grasp the tip of the wire with flat-nose pliers and wrap it around the straight length of wire, starting from below the loop and working toward the beads, making approximately three tightly wound wraps. Using the side-cutting pliers, trim any excess wire, then press in the cut end with chain-nose pliers.
STEP 6
String a 4x4mm Siam Swarovski cube bead onto one silver-plated eyepin.
STEP 7
Using the round-nose pliers, grasp the eyepin above the cube bead. With your free hand, bend the top of the wire over the barrel of the pliers to form a 90 degree angle.
STEP 8
Place the pliers into the angled section vertically, so one barrel is above and one is below the wire. Bring the wire up and over the top barrel of the pliers so it is now facing down at an angle.
STEP 9
Reposition the pliers so they are horizontal again, with one barrel in the loop and one out and to the right. With chain-nose pliers, or your free hand, grasp the tip of the wire and direct it behind the length of wire extending below the loop you just created.
STEP 10
Grip across the loop with a pair of chain-nose pliers. Grasp the tip of the wire with flat-nose pliers and wrap it around the straight length of wire, starting from below the loop and working toward the beads, making approximately three tightly wound wraps. Trim any excess wire, then press in the cut end with chain-nose pliers.
STEP 11
Using the flat-nose pliers, grasp the open side of the eyepin loop from Step 10 and gently twist it open. Pass the opened eyepin loop through the loop formed above the bead dangle completed in Step 5. Close the eyepin loop.
STEP 12
Using the flat-nose pliers, grasp the open side of the earwire loop and gently twist it open. Pass the open loop through the loop formed above the cube bead. Close the eyepin loop.
STEP 13
Repeat Steps 1 - 12 to make the second earring.

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