I have been sitting on this post for awhile. This is the third Thursday – Yikes! But I have been unable to decide on a name, finally I think these shall be the “Drops of Sunshine” Dangle Earrings. Thanks to my boyfriend, Chad, for the name. He’s so supportive of my craft!
Materials I Used:
– 2 10mm Gold Accented Charms of the Jewelry Basics Teardrop Accent Set Brown by Cousin (JoAnn‘s)
– 6 (3 each) 6mm Round Gold Beads by Darice
– 4 (2 each) 2″ Silver Plated Eyepins by Darice
– 2 (1 each) 2″ Silver Plated Headpins by Darice
– 2 (1 each) 20mm Surgical Steel Earring Wires (AliCsSupplyShop on Etsy)
– 2 Round Nose Pliers
– Wire Cutters (also called Side Cutters)
All supplies except the Earring Wires purchased at my local JoAnn’s.
I went back to JoAnn’s to purchase some more of the gold accented charms but they were gone – neither of the JoAnn’s in my area carry them in store anymore. I’ve linked to the Cousin site link above.
The eyepins and headpins are not hypoallergenic, but since these pieces don’t come in contact with the skin, it will be fine for anyone with sensitive skin. The surgical steel earrings wires are perfect for anyone with sensitive skin as they are hypoallergenic! If you don’t have any allergies, feel free to also use silver plated earring wires too.
I regularly like to use two pliers in my projects – one in each hand. Normally, I will note that one pair will suffice but for this particular pair, a second pair is needed to work the final step of this pair. This could vary depending on the materials you are using, and whether or not you follow all of my steps.
I had this pair of earrings done in about 15 minutes. It took me longer to brainstorm the layout than to assemble the earrings.
These earrings measure 2.25″ in length. If you use the Basic Loop rather than the Wrapped Loop, your earrings will come out a smidgen shorter.
I made wrapped loops for my pendants – I have a photo tutorial here, Forming a Wrapped Loop.
You could always just use a Basic Loop, but I like the stability and clean finish of the wrapped loop.