A Year in Earrings: 365 Designs and Variations
Kalmbach Publishing, Co., 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 87 pages
Based on one of BeadStyle Magazine's most successful special issues, A Year in Earrings offers a different earring design or project variation daily for an entire year. The front matter has been expanded to include design ideas, clarification of types of ear wires, directions for making ear wires, tips and shortcuts, and an explanation of what metals are best to use in earrings for those with metal allergies. Making a different pair daily is easy and quick thanks to clear photographs, step-by-step instructions, complete materials lists, and carefully explained basic techniques. These earrings use a full spectrum of materials -- glass, crystals, metals, chain, wood, charms, Lucite, and everything in between. Individual designs include Sparkling Circles, Natural Chandeliers, Keshi Pearls, Bold Hexagons, and many more. A Year in Earrings offers beaders a wealth of projects to make and show off.
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1Cut 1On a head 24-gauge half-hard wire 26-gauge wire 2Cut 3Open 4Open Attach the bead Attach the chain Attach the dangle bead cap bead unit bench block Bend the wire bicone crystals bicone unit block or anvil briolette CathyJakicic chainnose pliers chandelier finding charm Close the jump Close the loop coil color complete the wraps crimp bead Cubic zirconia Cut a 1-in dangle and close decorative head pin decorative jump rings diagonal wire cutters e-mail earring post earring to match earring wire Basics excess wire flexible beading wire fringe beads gemstones glass beads gold hoop earrings JaneKonkel jump ring Basics Lindsay Mikulsky Lucite Naomi Fujimoto nugget beads Open a jump Open the loop overhand knot pair of earring piece of chain piece of wire plain loop Basics rondelle round beads round crystals roundnose pliers second earring seed beads string a bicone Supply List Trim the excess wrapped loop Basics