Earrings with Bead Wreath

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Earrings with Bead Wreath

Dear reader

In this DIY blog post, we're trying our hand at a series of flower-like circular pendants. We call them bead wreaths (for lack of a better name). The pendants are made of 925 silver wire and various beads. The size of the pendants or links can easily be adjusted according to your needs, so they can be used as jewellery pendants for necklaces or as charms in a bracelet. All the gold-plated metal parts used in the examples are of course available in silver as well.
Have fun :-)

 

Bead Wreath, Flower Link Bead Wreath, Flower Mix
   
Bead Wreath, Pendant Bead Wreath, Link Green

 

Earrings with Bead Wreath, Flower Link

 

 

We used the following jewellery components to assemble these earrings:

Earthreads with arch, gold-plated sterling silver

(Alternatively the smaller version of our new ear hook)

Wire, 0.3mm, gold-plated sterling silver

2mm semi-precious stone beads (we used faceted emerald beads 2mm)

4mm semi-precious ston beads (we used cubic zirconia, flat, round, 4x2.5mm)

Pendant, small scallop shell, gold-plated sterling silver

Jumprings, 3.5x0.5mm, gold-plated sterling silver

Short headpins with plate, gold-plated sterling silver

Various small beads

+ Tools

First, you cut approx. 6cm wire (diameter 0.3mm) to size. Then you string 4 emerald beads + 1 zirconia + 4 emerald beads on the wire.

Pull one wire end through the bead in the centre... 

... and after that the other wire end. 

Tighten the wire carefully so the beads sit close to each other. String 1 emerald bead on each wire end.  

Form a loop with windings with each of the wire ends. (See our Smyks DIY guide This is how you make a loop.) 

Now you take the earthread and cut off the chain with eylet at the end. Turn the chain over.... so that the eyelet is facing upwards.

Then you connect all the parts (in the picture) to each other with the help of jumprings.

In the picture above, you see small beads fastened to the chain with the help of headpins. 

 

Earstuds with Bead Wreath, Flower

 

We used the following DIY components to assemble these earrings:

Earstuds with ball, gold-plated sterling silver

Cubic zirconia, faceted, mixed colours, 2mm

Wire, 0.3mm, gold-plated sterling silver

Jumprings, 3.x0.5mm, gold-plated sterling silver

Pendant, crescent moon, gold-plated sterling-silver

+ Tools

First, you cut off approx. 5cm wire. Then you string 7 cubic zirconia (2mm in diameter) on the wire. 

Bend the wire so the beads form a circle. 

Form a loop with one of the wire ends ... 

... and wind this end around both wire ends together. (See our Smyks DIY guide This is how you make a loop.) 

Cut off the excess wire. 

After that, you pull the earstud through the bead wreath...

... and connect the crescent moon pendant to the wreath with the help of a jumpring. 

You earstud is done. 

 

Earstuds with Bead Wreath Pendant

 

We used the following DIY components to assemble these earrings:

Earstuds with ball ring, gold-plated sterling silver

Wire, 0.4mm, gold-plated sterling silver

Semi-precious stone beads, 2mm (we used faceted emerald beads 2mm)

Cable chain, 0.3mm, gold-plated sterling silver

Figaro chain with facets, 0,40mm, durable gold-filled brass

Scallop shells, small, gold-plated sterling silver

Jumprings, 3x0.6mm, gold-plated sterling silver

+ Tools

Cut off approx. 5cm wire. Then you string beads + chains + beads. Each of the chains is approx. 25mm long.

Place the beads and chains in the middle of the wire ... and bend the wire, so the beads form a circle. 

Form a loop with one of the wire ends ... 

... and wind this end around both wire ends together. (See our Smyks DIY guide This is how you make a loop.) 

Cut off the excess wire. 

A shell pendant is fastened to one chain end with the help of a jumpring. The other chains are decorated with various small semi-precios stone beads.

Finally. the bead wreath is connected to the earstud with a jumpring.   

 

Earstuds with Bead Wreath Link

 

We used the following jewellery components to make these earrings:

Earstuds with ball, gold-plated sterling silver

Wire, 0.4mm, gold-plated sterling silver

Wire, 0.3mm, gold-plated sterling silver

Green onyx beads, 2mm

Cubic Zirconia beads, flat, 4mm

Jumprings, 3x0.6mm, gold-plated sterling silver

Pendant, uneven surface, gold-plated silver

+ Tools

Cut 0.4mm wire to size ... approx. 2 x 6cm.

Form a loop with one of the wire ends ... (See our Smyks DIY guide This is how you make a loop.) 

... and wind this wire end around both wires together. 

String the desired amount of beads on each wire.  

Form a loop with one of the wires...

... bend the the wires so the beads form a circle ... and wind the respective wire end around both wires. 

Cut off the excess wire. Now, the bead wreath link is done. 

The purple zirconia link was assembled with 0.3mm wire wrapped in herringbone pattern.

We explain this technique in our blog post on Wire Wrapping.

The individual parts are connected to each other with jumprings ... and finally fastened to the earstud. The eyelet of the earstud cannot be opened. 

 

 

 

 

 


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