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Floating Flower Earrings

About this design:

These cute little lucite flowers were just begging to be used in earrings. The TOHO Magatama seed beads worked out great for the center of the flowers as well as seed charms because of the organic shape and small size. The earrings are so lightweight too - you can get the long dangle look without pulling on your ears too much.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 4 Matte Topaz Lucite Daisy 3x10mm
  • 2 Matte Emerald Lucite Daisy 3x10mm
  • 2 Matte Montana Blue Lucite Daisy 3x10mm
  • 2 Matte Aqua Lucite Daisy 3x10mm
  • 2 Antique Brass (plate) Plain w/ Ring Leverback
  • 8 2" lengths of Artistic Wire Olive 22 gauge 8 Antique Brass (plated) Head Pin 2", 21g

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Your are essentially creating a series of wire wrapped links. I first create the top loop, then strung on the flower; then strung on the seed bead; continuing down until 4 have been linked together.
Step 2:
I added three charms on the bottom: one charm at the bottom of the first link, one charm at the bottom of the third link and one on the opposite side to the first link's charm. These charms add nice movement and interest to the earrings. Now you are set to secure the floating flowers to your leverbacks.

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  1. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    These are cute! Thanks for the step by step instructions and listing of the products.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love your earring design! How long are they? They look like shoulder dusters. :D

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love, love these!

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    These are so cool!!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    These are lovely!

  6. Aurika B
    Aurika B says:


  7. shimmer chick
    shimmer chick says:

    these are beautiful… and so creative!!! <3

  8. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    So darling!

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    R McCaster-Brown says:

    Absolutely wonderful

  10. Happy Lab
    Happy Lab says:

    Making them this weekend. Thanks for the design.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
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  12. TerribleFishArtworksMsu
    TerribleFishArtworksMsu says:

    Made a pair of these for my daughter for Christmas and she LOVED them!! I’ll be making a pair for me, too!

  13. M Soto
    M Soto says:

    sweeeet!I am going to make them, love all your designs.

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    C Eichelberger says:

    I love these…I am trying to get into making jewelry…I look at the patterns have the materials…but then I freeze, and go do something else. I need to do this…I do love the results, I love to wear jewelry…I love people to sell my jewelry….what is the secret?

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    sorensen4608 says:

    What a great website. I love beads. I could look for hours at them. My husband gets a little mad when I ask him to take me to the bead store, but I win out in the end.

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