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Grape Expectations Earrings Project
Grape Expectations Earrings Project
Item Id: PROJ-03705
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Project Description:

I love copper, but I always seem to make my copper pieces monochromatic. While wearing a purple shirt and a copper/gold toned bracelet, I had an “aha!” moment and decided amethyst and copper would be gorgeous together. I made the bracelet first and then used extra chain to make a versatile pair of earrings.

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


1. Cut a piece of chain that has a large round, small round, and oval.

2. On a headpin, pick up a bead cap, bicone, and bead cap. Make sure your bead caps are cupping the bicone.

3. Make a loop. Attach the loop to the oval link on the chain. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.

4. Open the loop on the ear wire. Attach it to the large round link. Close the loop.

5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 to complete the other earring.

Materials and Tools Needed:

Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Bicone, Amethyst (2 pieces)
Antique Copper Plate Leaf Bead Cap (4 pieces)
Bright Copper Simple Oval and Round Chain by the Foot (about 2 inches)
Copper Head Pins, 2", 21 Gauge, Bag of 25 (2 pieces)
Copper French Wires, Bag of 10 (1 pair)
Nipper Tool
Beadsmith "La Femme" Ergo Pliers, Round Nose
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter

Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 8mm, Amethyst
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 8mm, Amethyst
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TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, 5mm
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, 5mm
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Antique Copper Plated Head Pins, 2 Inch, 22 Gauge, 10pc
Antique Copper Plated Head Pins, 2 Inch, 22 Gauge, 10pc
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Copper French Wires, 10pc
Copper French Wires, 10pc
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Classic Nipper Tool
Classic Nipper Tool
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Beadsmith La Femme Ergo Pliers, Round Nose
Beadsmith La Femme Ergo Pliers, Round Nose
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Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
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Customer Reviews
Simple, yet elegant
I wanted to make something with copper, and I was running out of ideas. Then I came across this design. I bought the items, and made it. It is beautiful, and nice for the spring. It is simple enough for daily use.
Reviewed by: Anushree S. from State College. on 5/23/2011