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Marvelous Maple Leaf Earrings

By: Sandy Huntress for AllFreeJewelryMaking
Marvelous Maple Leaf Earrings
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These Marvelous Maple Leaf Earrings are the essential fall fashion accessory. Learn how to make earrings you already own new again by revamping them with fresh findings and accents. If you love the warm hues of fall, then this is the earring tutorial for you. However, these simple steps can be used to reinvent any old pair of earrings, no matter the color palette.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeSeed, Miscellaneous

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeEarrings

Beginner

Materials:

  • two enameled leaf charms
  • two bicone beads to coordinate with charms
  • four seed beads
  • two ear wires
  • two eye pins
  • round nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • wire cutters
     

Instructions:

  1. Slide a seed bead, a bicone bead, and another seed bead onto an eye pin. Grasp wire where it comes out of second seed bead with tips of chain nose pliers. Bend wire at a 90-degree angle. Grasp bend of angle with tips of round nose pliers.  Form as much of a loop as possible. Reposition round nose pliers and complete loop. Use wire cutters to cut excess wire where wires cross. Use flat part of chain nose pliers to flatten and straighten loop.
     
  2. Open ear wire; insert one loop of bead dangle just made. Close loop. Open remaining loop of bead dangle and insert charm. Close loop.
     
  3. Repeat for second earring.
     

 

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This is so awesome! And I love the video that goes along with it because it makes it so easy to understand!

creative use of leaf charms - easily made and easily adapted to make use of souvenir charms from travel an idea I wish I had thought of

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