These sweet turquoise silver anchor earrings are so simple to make and look so pretty. We have used one of our sterling silver charms; to see our full range click here.
Start by cutting two lengths of 0.5mm sterling silver wire to 5cm using side cutters. You are going to use the wire to make a loop on either side of the bead using this technique here. Click here to see step by step photos of how to do this. To do this use the 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. Then 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 connnect 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.
To complete the earrings, use snipe nose pliers to open the loop on the earwire and thread on the bead and anchor drop. Then repeat to make the other earring.
Snipe 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 eyepins
Or Pack of Pliers & Side Cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!
'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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