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These cute little earrings are just in time for summer, they remind me of a shell. You could do any color combination to make some pretty interesting designs.
For mine I used rose gold wire so I tried staying close to that color scheme.
These are made in the round.
Lets get started!
What you will need
Fine wire (tarnish resistant) – I used a 28 gauge rose gold wire.
Crochet hook – I used a 3.25 mm hook.
2 earring hooks – which ever design you like.
Beads – for each earrings ( 2 small beads, 1 2×4 bead, 2 4 x 8 bead, 1 seed bead)
Wire pliers– these are not needed but make your life a lot more easy while pushing the tails through the beads.
Scissors – to cut the wire of course (it’s very fine so normal scissors will work).
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You can either use a magic circle or chain 2 which ever method you prefer.
Which ever you use you want to sc 5 into the circle. (5)
note ~ leave a long beginning tail that is almost 2.5 the length of beads you are using.
[2 sc in next stitch] repeat 5 times. (10)
[1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] (15)
sc in each stitch (15)
fold in half and slightly pinch the top part together. You should have 5 sc pinched at the top. slip stitch going backwards towards the top should be 2 stitches. Fasten off and leave a decent tail to attach the earring hook with.
Take you beginning tail and along the inside bring it towards the top, wrap it around the part of the base to give it some stability. Then take your beads and put them on the wire. I used a clear seed bead on the bottom to change the direction the wire was going to push it back up through the beads. When you get back to the top wrap the wire around the base twice to secure it, cut and either have it inside the shell or push it through 1 of the beads so it wont poke you.
Time to attach the earring hook. Add your end bead to the end tail, add your earring hook wrap around push the wire back through the end bead, wrap the wire 3 times around any part near the wire. Cut the wire so that it is shorter then your end bead and push it back up the bead.
Make the second one!
Congratulations you now have a awesome pair of shell earrings!
Tell us in the comments below what your favorite spring color combination is and we shall make something based off of it.