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Turquoise Howlite Tube Bead Earrings

Turquoise Howlite Tube Bead Earrings

These turquoise howlite tube beads look beautiful thread onto a triangle and simply hung off earwires - we've chosen our popular sterling silver shepherds crook earwires for an elegant design. This project uses basic wire wrapping techniques for a simple yet effective design.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Use side cutters to cut your wire to length - we recommend a length of wire approx 10cm for this design.

2. Simply thread three beads onto the wire roughly onto the middle. 

3. Ensure one side of the wire, the end you are going to use to wrap is longer than the other - bend the wire back against the end beads and join together at the top creating a triangle.

4. Pinch both ends of the wire together facing up at the top of the triangle

5. Use side cutters to cut the shorter end approximately 5mm up from the bend.

6. Use round nose pliers to form a loop with the longer side of the wire by bending it to a right angle and wrapping it around the tip of the pliers. Hold the loop flat between the tips of snipe nose pliers and take the long end of wire and wrap it around the stem of both wires - begin at the base and work downwards.

7. Use snipe nose pliers to gently squeeze the coil together. Once you're happy with the wrap, use side cutters to trim excess wire and squeeze the end into the coil for a neat finish.

8. Using snipe nose pliers, twist open the loop of the earwire and attach the loop of the tube bead before closing.

9. Repeat the process for the second earring. Your design is now complete!

SUGGESTED TOOLS FOR THIS PROJECT

Round nose pliers

Side cutters

Flat or snipe nose pliers

CUSTOMISE YOUR KIT

Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies

Shop briolette beads

Shop tube beads

Shop earwires

Shop wire

HELPFUL PAGES

How to wire wrap a briolette bead

Read our wire wrapping advice pages with tutorials

JEWELLERY MAKING BOOKS

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: £7.85

'Turquoise' Howlite Tube Beads, Approx 6x4mm

Quantity: 6
Total price: £3.60
Additional information: Match for earrings