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Desert Sunrise Earrings

Posted by on 3/4/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Desert Sunrise Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Desert Sunrise Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 – Antique Bronze Dangle Earrings
2 – Antique Bronze 19x38mm Oval Connectors
12 – Antique Bronze Head Pins
14 – Antique Bronze 20 Gauge 5mm Jump Rings
4 – Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
4 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
4 – Sunburst 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrops

Step One – Create the Drops

dese1Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Rondelle Drop – 4 Total
Take one head pin and add 1 – Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelle.  Create a 90º angle in the head pin above the bead.  Using a pair of round nose pliers hold the head pin in the angle you created and wrap the head pin around the pliers creating a loop.  Trim the excess head pin next to the 90º angle you first created.  Repeat THREE Times to complete all 4 Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Rondelle Drops.

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Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Rondelle Drop – 4 Total
Take one head pin and add 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelle.  Create a 90º angle in the head pin above the bead.  Using a pair of round nose pliers hold the head pin in the angle you created and wrap the head pin around the pliers creating a loop.  Trim the excess head pin next to the 90º angle you first created.  Repeat THREE Times to complete all 4 Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Rondelle Drops.

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Sunburst 11x7mm Teardrop Drop – 4 Total
Take one head pin and add 1 – Sunburst 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop.  Create a 90º angle in the head pin above the bead.  Using a pair of round nose pliers hold the head pin in the angle you created and wrap the head pin around the pliers creating a loop.  Trim the excess head pin next to the 90º angle you first created.  Repeat THREE Times to complete all 4 Sunburst 11x7mm Teardrops Drops.

Step Two – Assemble Earrings

1. Twist open the loop of one of the Sunburst 11x7mm Teardrop Drops you created.  Add the center top loop of one Antique Bronze 19x38mm Oval Connector.  Twist the loop closed. 

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2. Open 1 – Antique Bronze jump ring; add 1 – Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Rondelle Drop and the outer right loop of the Antique Bronze 19x38mm Oval Connector you added the Sunburst 11x7mm Teardrop Drop to from Step 1.  Close the jump ring. 

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3. Open 1 – Antique Bronze jump ring; add 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Rondelle Drop and the inner right loop of the Antique Bronze 19x38mm Oval Connector you added the Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Rondelle Drop to from Step 2.  Close the jump ring. 

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4. Open 1 – Antique Bronze jump ring and add 1 – Sunburst 11x7mm Teardrop Drop.  Close the jump ring. 

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5. Open 1 – Antique Bronze jump ring and the Antique Bronze jump ring you added in Step 4.  Close the jump ring. 

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6. Open 1 – Antique Bronze jump ring; add the Antique Bronze jump ring you added in Step 5 and the center loop of the Antique Bronze 19x38mm Oval Connector you added the Sand Opal AB 8x5mm  Rondelle Drop to from Step 3.  Close the jump ring.

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7. Open 1 – Antique Bronze jump ring; add 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Rondelle Drop and the inner left loop of the Antique Bronze 19x38mm Oval Connector you added the Sunburst 11x7mm Teardrop Drop to from Step 6.  Close the jump ring. 

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8. Open 1 – Antique Bronze jump ring; add 1 – Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Rondelle Drop and the outer left loop of the Antique Bronze 19x38mm Oval Connector you added the Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Drop to from Step 7.  Close the jump ring. 

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9. Open the loop of 1 –Antique Bronze dangle earring (twist it open like you would a jump ring) and add the top loop of the Antique Bronze 19x38mm Oval Connector you used in Steps 1 - 8.

10. Repeat Steps 1 – 9 for the other earring.

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