These earrings are so simple to put together, but have so much going on! It was about time that I found a way to use the beads I made by mistake when creating the Faux Sea Glass Beads video.
Most of the work of these earrings in in choosing all the bits and pieces to layer together. This mix of shapes, colors and textures gives a great funky, earthy look, but you could just as easily get something elegant and sparkly by using glass beads and Swarovski crystals. Just use the design as your jumping off point to make a style that suits you.
As I mention in the video, if all your beads have large enough holes you can string the whole thing on waxed linen twine. Otherwise, use an eye pin to string most of your beads, then add a twine dangle at the bottom.
Tools & Materials:
- 2 focal beads of your choice, coated with Swellegant paints & patinas if you like
- 3 pairs of spacer beads
- 6 dyed shell chip beads
- 6 small wooden beads
- 2 ear wires
- 2 eye pins
- 2 6-inch pieces waxed linen twine
- round nose pliers
- chain nose pliers
Btw, here’s the video I mention for wire wrapping undrilled pieces.
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Crusty Boho Earrings-Jewelry Tutorial video at YouTube.