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Rosebud Earrings

About this design:

A field of willows set on a golden yellow background inspired these earrings


2 Humblebeads petal headpins, 2 sterling silver earwires, 4 Czech glass flowers

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Create a loop with round nose pliers at the end of the headpin
Step 2:
With the flat nose pliers, turn the wire a 1/4 turn to create a spiral. Keep turning a 1/4 turn to create a larger spiral. After 2-3 turns you can use your finger to turn the wire and layer the last two turns on top of each other to offer some dimension to your spiral. One the last turn, leave a space in the wire large enough for a loop to fit into it
Step 3:
Brush the spiral with a little bit of steel wool or a buffing pad to bring out the highlights. (If you are using copper or brass wire headpins you could dip the rosebud into liver of sulphur to darken the metal and then buff out the highlights.)
Step 4:
String on two glass beads on the earwire and form a simple loop at the bottom of the earwire
Step 5:
Hammer the earwire to strengthen the design and attach the headpin to the bottom of the earwire

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love what you done, playing myself with the idea, thank you for the tutorial :D

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Awesome… I love all your designs…I have to go to Himblebeads and print all of your available tutorials. Supplement your book.

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love what you did with the headpins. Gorgeous!! Thank you for the tutorial!!

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    These are great! Thanks for the tute!

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    Monica W says:

    Reslly like your design.

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