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by: Jennifer Tough
Merry Christmas! I'm joining Dwyn on our 12 earrings of Christmas project. My first challenge was 11 Pipers, piping...hmmmm...Plaid! Well, that was my inspiration anyway ;-)
I'm feeling somewhat shamed looking at Dwyn's more detailed step by step photo's - and I do apologize for only having the finished pics.
Step 1 - wire wrap the two briolettes. You can use one of 2 methods - whichever you feel more comfortable with. If you're new to wrapping briolettes, either practice first with craft wire, or feel free to substitute artistic wire over the sterling.
Step 2: attach a single jump ring to the loop in your briolette, and then hang that on your earwire.
For each earring, you'll be making 7 wire wrapped dangles with 4 red crystals, and 3 black crystals. For instructions on how to create a wrapped loop - see here.
Wire these into both the loop of the briolette, and the jump ring. Feel free to just wrap these on in a random fashion. They'll pretty much cascade down on their own. If you want a fuller look, keep wrapping on more dangles until you're happy with the look/fullness.
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|Qty: 14||s26162 Findings - Headpins - 2 inch Ball Arrowhead - Sterling (20) (Bulk pack)||Price: $ 10.80|
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|Qty: 2||s15175 Sterling Earwires - Very Simple - Bright Sterling (pair)||Price: $ 3.80|
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|Qty: 2||bsn99 Sterling Jumprings - 5 mm/18 g Open Jumprings - Sterling (5 grams)||Price: $ 14.50|
|Qty: 1|| impssw22gads Sterling Wire - 22 gauge/ 0.65 mm Round - Dead Soft (foot)|
(I used 1 foot total for both earrings.)
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|Qty: 6||27753011337280 Swarovski Bead - 4 mm Faceted Bicone (5301) - Jet (36)||Price: $ 6.26|
|Qty: 8||27753011647227 Swarovski Bead - 4 mm Faceted Bicone (5301) - Light Siam Satin (36)||Price: $ 7.65|
|Qty: 2||34760200010280 Swarovski Pendant - 18 mm Spiral Helix Drop (6020) - Jet||Price: $ 7.80|
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