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“Lovely necklace. I like the combination of turquoise, coral, and copper.…” read »
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“Wow! This is fantastic wire work on the donut!! You did an awesome job.…” read »
“You did a beautiful job of matching the colors in the pendant. Did you make…” read »
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“I think this necklace is great! It just has a very homemade feel, in a good…” read »
“I LOVE this necklace . I like the freestyle , love tourquoise!!…” read »
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About this design:
I created these fun matchstick charms for a quick and easy earring option. What I didn't know when I made them is how adorable they are as flower stems paired up with Czech glass beads. This simple wire project can be made in just a few minutes.
Components:2 matchstick charms 2 14mm Czech glass coin flowers 8" 20 gauge brass colored wire 2 brass kidney wires 10 2mm copper beads
Cut 4" of wire, center the wire in the middle of the matchstick charm and pull both ends up and around the top of the charm.
Bend one wire straight up, above the matchstick charm and wrap the other wire several times around the first wire
String on the flower bead, create a wrapped loop above the flower, trim the wire and tuck in the end of the wire using needle nose pliers..
String the earring onto the earwire, add 5 copper beads. Underneath the last bead add a tiny drop of glue applying it with a piece of scrap wire to the earwire.