Basic Skills Necessary:
- weaving with wire
- beadweaving with wire
I will teach you, during this lesson, how to create a simple beautiful pair of earrings, two agate and some crafty wires around. The well known herringbone weave and some metallic beads added and here they are! Simple to create, either casual or elegant when wearing them, this pair of earrings should be a "must have" for everyone. The process of creating them will last no more than an hour, for a Beginner Level. All you need is just some patience and the wish to have them made by yourselves!
With 38 pictures, spread along 12 main steps and 10 pages, I hope this tutorial will be easy to follow & understand by any of you.
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- MATERIAL LIST: 2 headpins (30 mm long); 14 metallic beads (7 for each earring); 60 cm of 0.6 mm silver plated wire (30 cm for each earring); 1 m of 0.315 mm silver plated wire (50 cm for each earring); ear wires; 2 agates, any color you want (12 mm in diameter)
- TOOL LIST: round nose pliers; flat nose pliers; wire cutter; wire scissors
- ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS: Spheres in any colors you like, even oval shapes can go well with this design. Regarding wires, copper wire, sterling silver wire, or any other crafty wire can be used. Of course, one might change the sizes of the wires, too, applying them to the design. Metallic beads can be replaced with seed beads or any other beads that small, or why not, they might not be used at all (I used fewer on my first design, with angelite agate (first picture above, the smaller one)