»Tutorials - »Earring Tutorials - Butterfly Wings Earring Kit

Butterfly Wings Earring Kit

Materials

2 ear wires with plastic stoppers
2 39x25mm cast metal butterfly wing pendants
10 4mm jump rings
10 head pins with ball
10 5x6mm Czech flower baby bell beads
10 3mm Czech faceted round firepolished bead – Colour 1
8 3mm Czech faceted round firepolished bead – Colour 2

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

Pink Earrings
Colour 1 – Purple & matte gold
Colour 2 – Fuchsia & matt gold

Blue Earrings
Colour 1 – Medium sky blue
Colour 2 – Periwinkle (darker blue of the two)
1 Create the following beaded-dangles
A: Two small beaded-dangles: One flower bell and one 3mm colour 1 bead
B: Two medium beaded-dangles: One flower bell, one 3mm colour 2 bead and one 3mm colour 1 bead
C: One long beaded-dangles: One flower bell, two 3mm colour 2 bead and one 3mm colour 1 bead

Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then either finishing the head pin with a wrapped loop or a round loop.

2 Using 4mm jump rings attach the beaded-dangles to the bottom of the butterfly wing using the picture right as a guide.

3 To attach the wing to the ear wire use your round nose pliers to gently open the loop on the bottom of the ear wire and attach to the top of the pendant.

4 Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the second earring.