Nefertiti Earrings
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Nefertiti Earrings

Bold, bright, and beautiful, this set of drop earrings adds an element of style to any look. Use Bead Gallery® and Beadalon® materials to create your own pair of fashion forward earrings.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Gallery® Barrels, 6x6mm – Gold (2)
  • Bead Gallery® Square Spacers, 5x5mm – Gold (4)
  • Bead Gallery® Faceted Oval Links, 24x14mm – Blue (2)
  • Bead Gallery® Dyed Howlite Rounds, 4mm – Turquoise (60)
  • Bead Gallery® Dyed Howlite Rondelles, 3x6mm – Turquoise (6)
  • Bead Gallery® Dyed Howlite Faceted Rounds, 8mm – Turquoise (2)
  • Beadalon® Flexible Beading Wire, .018" – Satin Gold (16")
  • Beadalon® Crimp Tubes, #2 – Gold (2)
  • Eye Pins, 2" – Gold (2)
  • Ball Pins. 2" – Gold (2)
  • Jump Rings, 6mm – Gold (2)
  • Ear Wires – Gold (2)
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Tool
  • Bead Stopper
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Cut the beading wire into two 8" pieces. Place the bead stopper at the end of one wire.

Step 2 String 15 4mm turquoise dyed howlite rounds, one square gold spacer, one turquoise dyed faceted round, one square gold spacer, and 15 4mm turquoise dyed howlite rounds.

Step 3 Bring both ends of the wire together as one and remove the bead stopper. Onto both wires, string one turquoise dyed howlite rondelle, one gold barrel, one turquoise dyed howlite rondelle and a crimp tube.

Step 4 Pass both wires through a jump ring and back through the crimp tube, pulling to remove any slack in the wires. Crimp or flatten the tube and trim excess wire.

Step 5 Cut the eye off of one eye pin. Make a 90-degree bend in the wire 1/8" from the end of the wire. Pass the wire from top to bottom through the turquoise dyed howlite rondelle, gold barrel, and second rondelle so that it emerges in the center of the teardrop.

Step 6 Make a simple loop, ensuring that it is large enough to accommodate the blue faceted oval link’s loop.

Step 7 Open the simple loop and slide the blue faceted oval link onto it.

Step 8 Slide one turquoise dyed howlite rondelle onto the ball pin. Make a simple loop. Attach the dangle to the bottom loop of the blue faceted oval link.

Step 9 Connect the loop of the ear wire to the jump ring.

Step 10 Repeat Steps 2 through 9 to create the second earring.

 

Tips

Make the loop on the eye pin larger than you normally would to accommodate the depth of the link so that the blue faceted oval link hangs fMake the loop on the ear wire larger than you normally would to accommodate the depth of the link so that the blue faceted oval link hangs freely. Otherwise, it might not want to hang straight.