InspirationFX: Shooting Stars

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Shooting Stars
by: Rochelle Kilmer

Catch a shooting star and hang it from your ear,
never, never let it go! 
These are statement earrings – real “shoulder dusters!”
Additional supplies required – elastic band. 
  1. Take
    all 3 pieces of leather and cut in half.
  2. Take
    the halves and cut them in half – but keep them in two separate piles.
  3. Take

    one of the piles of halves and put the leather through a 9 mm Jumpring –
    move the jumpring to the centre of the leather pieces. Do the
    same with the other pile of the leather pieces. 

  4. Fold the leather pieces in half, with the jumpring in the centre. Use
    an elastic band or a piece of tape and put it around the leather
    just under the jumpring to hold it in placefor the next step. 
  5. Put
    your beads on the leather and make knots at the bottom of the strand
    or by adding one of the 5mm Leather Cord Endcaps. Do this on both
    sets of leather. I used all 10 end caps, 10 of the 4 x 6 mm sharp rondelles and
    12 oaty ovals.
  6. Cut
    one foot of the 22 gauge wire. Remove the elastic band or tape and
    wrap the wire around the leather.
  7. Take
    your earring finding and make a loop on the bottom with your round nose pliers. This is to
    attach the jumprings.
  8. Open
    a 7 mm Jumpring and add the earring and the
    comet tail charm. Do this on both earrings.
  9. Attach
    a second 7mm Jumpring (to the jumpring with the leather and comet
    tail) and attach it to the loop you made on the earring finding.
  10. Add
    the earring backs and your Shooting Star earrings are done!!

 

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