This is one of my favorite new earring types I have made - beaded teardrops!
Here is what you need:
-beads - I use seed beads from walmart/michaels that come in a big pack
-beading wire - I use Beadalon .018"
-2 crimp beads
-2 metal teardrop things with holes in the bottom (pkg says cable thimble sleeves)
-2 earring hooks
-flat nose jewelry tool
-jewelry wire cutters
Count out as many beads as you want for each of your teardrops and string them onto the wire. You can try out different amounts and bend the wire to see what it would look like. Cut the wire leaving space at both ends. Hold the 2 ends together so it looks like the teardrop shape and feed the 2 ends into the same end of the crimp bead. Take your little metal teardrop and feed only one of the wire ends up through the metal teardrop and back down into the crimp bead.
|Feeding the wire up one side of the cable thimble - next you go back down the other hole and into crimp bead|
Attach an earring hook by opening the loop at the bottom of the hook with the flat nose pliers and hooking the metal teardrop onto the now open loop. Now close the loop back with the pliers. TA-DA! Wonderful teardrop earrings. Actually you have to repeat these steps so you get 2 earrings :)
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