Here’s a different twist on wire wrapping beads to a frame. Instead of center drilled beads today I used top drilled teardrops and wrapped the wire around the tips between each wrap. The wire adds interest & texture and the spiky look of the beads sticking out from the frame is kinda cool.

Summer Skies Crystal Earrings

You don’t have to use all the same beads, either. How about graduating them in size from larger in the center to smaller on the sides? Or, you can place the bead ends pointing inside the wire ring, rather than outside.

This is a great design to use your imagination and come up with your own variations.

By the way, I’m trying something different in my videos, speeding up the action and doing a voice over. It makes the videos shorter, but perhaps the steps are more difficult to follow?

Let me know in the comments which way you prefer.

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Materials:

  • 2 ear wires
  • 2 1 1/8-inch diameter wine glass charm hoops
  • 10 13mm x 6mm top drilled teardrop crystals
  • 2 20-inch pieces 24 gauge wire

Tools:

  • chain nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  1. Leaving a 1/2-inch tail, tightly wrap one piece of wire around a hoop four times, keeping the wraps close together.
  2. String on a crystal bead and hold the tip against the hoop. Wrap the wire one time around the hoop, then wrap four or five times around the hole area of the bead.
  3. Wrap wire four times around the hoop, again keeping the wraps close together.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 four more times. Trim excess wire at both ends.
  5. Center beads on hoop if necessary.
  6. Bend down straight end of hoop approximately 1/8-inch and tuck into loop.
  7. Open loop of an ear wire and attach to loop of hoop. Close securely.
  8. Repeat all steps for second earring.
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6 thoughts on “Summer Skies Crystal Earrings Video Tutorial

  1. Oh, those beautiful beads make me think of Christmas lights. (Yes, I’m experiencing my Christmas-in-July syndrome.)

    I prefer the videos at regular speed, maybe edited down if you’re concerned about length. Either way, they’re worth watching.

    1. They made me think of Christmas lights, too, Robin.

      Thanks for letting me know about your preferred speed. 🙂

  2. I prefer the videos at regular speed as well. The fast speed can be intimidating to the newbie. I also feel the slower speed is more personal, maybe llike you’re sitting next to me. The fast speed makes me think that you’re thinking, “ok, let’s get through this, quickly”.
    Please stay with the original speed, slower 😉

  3. We all think alike 🙂 great for Christmas gift giving. 🙂 🙂 I am in agreement with the video speed. Normal speed…if you’re doing several repetitive wraps maybe do two and skip ahead to the last one. Thank you for your inspiring work! Hugs

    1. Thanks, Nan! So far it’s unanimous, normal speed videos. That will save me the trouble of having to talk really fast in the voice overs, lol. 🙂

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