Sep 122017

Have you ever had too much of a jewelry supply you didn’t really care for? This project began because I found myself with a supply of far more copper split rings that I would ever want or need to use.

iris dagger earrings cover

The idea for using the split rings as spacers between beads started with seeing other designs that used wire coils as spacers in between beads. I really like the way the split rings slip and twist against each other, creating random movement.

crystal point earrings 1

If you are one of my $5 or above monthly Patreon supporters be sure to watch this video where I share a tutorial for these crystal point earrings. (If you are a patron, you can find the password here:

The crystal point earrings are similar, but actually use spacer beads in between the dangles.

I love how the wire wrapping around the crystal shards has a kind of steampunk, industrial, sci-fi look. Or something like that… What would you call it?

Whatever you call it, I’m was really pleased with the final effect of this wrapping that leaves the interestingly jagged top edges of the beads exposed.

Tools and Materials:

For bonus patron project:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Blue Iris Dagger Bead Dangle Earrings-Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.

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  4 Responses to “Blue Iris Dagger Bead Dangle Earrings-Jewelry Tutorial”

Comments (4)
  1. What wire cutter do you use? You were cutting so effortlessly. I was trying to trim my jump rings and I was having such a problem and didn’t know what cutter I should use. Pls. help. Thanks.

  2. You had me at “Blue Iris Dagger”–sounds like a mystery novel! 😀

    • Funny story about that: Before making the video public I saw in my channel manager that the video had gotten a notice from YouTube. Something to the effect of, “This video cannot be monetized because it is not appropriate for all audiences.” Say what?!

      What could possibly be wrong with my little jewelry tutorial? Sheesh. It took me moment, but then I realized their over-zealous algorithm must have not liked the “Dagger” in the name, lol.

      After asking them to manually review it, all is now well. 🙂

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