Supplies needed to make these Rockabilly Earrings:
2 Red Puff Hearts Acrylic 18/22mm (10mm thick)
2 Fire Polished Rondelle Beads 8/6mm ~ Crystal
4 Open Petal Beadcaps ~ Antique Silver
1 Swallow Bird Connector East Facing ~ Antique Silver
1 Swallow Bird Connector West Facing ~ Antique Silver
2 Plain Loop Brass Earwires ~ Silver
22” 22 Ga wire ~ Silver
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Beads/Wire: Local/Online Bead Store
Bird Connectors & Earwires: Trinity Brass Co.
1. Cut an 11 inch strip of wire. Make a spiral at one end of the wire using round nose and flat nose pliers. Refer to picture for size. Do not cut the wire.
2. Load the wire in the following order: heart bead, bead cap, rondelle bead, bead cap. Make a wrapped loop next, but before starting to wrap the wire, add the bottom loop of the sparrow connector onto the wire and into the loop. Complete the wrapped loop. Do not cut the excess wire.
3. Wrap remainder of the wire around the heart bead as shown in the picture. Trim and tuck in the end of the wire.
4. Open the loop on the earwire and add the top ring of the sparrow connector. Close ring. Repeat steps 1 – 4 for second earring.
*Note* If you are not comfortable with wire wrapping you may want to start off with a longer section of wire.