Toasty Topaz Earring
As Seen in October Australian Beading 2012
2 37.5 cast metal rings antique bronze
6 6mm jump rings
2 ear hooks
60cm 26ga wire
24 size 8 seed beads bronze
4 10mm Lucite flowers light topaz
2 17mm Lucite star flowers topaz
4 4mm Swarovski bicones smoky topaz
2 4mm Swarovski bicones golden shadow
2 18x13mm resin rhinestone setting dark topaz
4 iron leaf bead caps
Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au
1. Cut the wire into two 30cm lengths.
2. Take one 30cm piece of wire, measure 3cm from the bottom and bend 90 degrees. Sit the ring in the bend and wrap the 3cm tail around the ring a few times securing the wire. Create a branch by threading 3 seed beads pushing them 5mm from the place where the wire meets the ring. Fold over and twist the two wire togethers. Wrap wire around the ring and thread one leaf bead cap, one 10mm Lucite bead and one 4mm bicone. Sit the beads on the hoop and work the wire over the 4mm bicone and back through the Lucite bead and bead cap wrapping the wire around the ring a few times to secure the beads. Thread three seed beads and create a branch as above. Now thread one Lucite daisy and one 4mm bicone. Sit the beads on the hoop and work the wire over the 4mm bicone and through the Lucite daisy and then wrap the wire around the hoop. Thread the resin drop on the wire until it sits approx. 1cm from the hoop bend the wire and twist the two sections so the resin drop sits under the Lucite daisy. Thread three seed beads and create a branch as above. Wrap the wire around the loop and thread a bead cap, 10mm daisy and bicone. Sit the beads on the hoop and thread the wire around the bicone and back through the Lucite flower and bead cap. Wrap the wire a few times around the ring. Thread three seed beads and create a branch as above. Finish the wire by wrapping around the ring.
3. Take two 6mm jump rings and thread both of them on the ring. Take one more 6mm jump ring and thread both jump rings and one ear hook. Repeat step 2 & 3 for the other earring.