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Nautical Anchor Earrings

Nautical Anchor Earrings

These sweet nautical inspired lapis and silver anchor earrings are so simple to make and look so pretty.

Please note that with this kit, you will receive more wire and beads than needed for the design, which you can use for future projects.

Step by step instructions

1. Start by cutting two lengths of 0.5mm sterling silver wire to 5cm using side cutters

2. Use round nose pliers to bend a loop about a cm or so from one end of the wire and then wrap the short end of wire back around the stem to secure, trim the end of the wire if needed to neaten it up. 

3. Thread on your bead, and repeat this process to make another loop, but this time before you wrap the wire around itself, thread on the loop on the anchor charm so it is trapped in the loop (this avoids having to use a jump ring to connect them and is a nice neat way to make the earrings). Now you will have the bead trapped between two wire wrapped loops, with the anchor charm hanging from one of them. 

Click here to see step by step photos of how to do this.

4. To complete the earrings, use snipe or flat nose pliers to open the loop on the earwire and thread on the bead and anchor drop. Close the loop. 

5. Repeat to make the other earring.

We have a large selection of gemstone beads and charms if you wish you design your own earrings.

Suggested tools for this project

Snipe nose pliers or flat nose pliers for bending metal wire and opening or closing jump rings

Round nose pliers - for bending loops in wire

Side cutters - an essential tool for cutting metal wire, headpins and eye pins

Or pack of pliers & side cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!

Books which may interest you

'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers

The Basics of Bead Stringing by Debbie Kanan

Beading Design by Kim Glover

The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.

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Total price for all items: £15.15

Lapis Lazuli Round Beads

Quantity: 1
Total price: £2.80

Sterling Silver Anchor Charm

Quantity: 2
Total price: £5.50