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Growing Garden Earring

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.


2 matchstick charms 2 14mm Czech glass coin flowers 8" 20 gauge brass colored wire 2 brass kidney wires 10 2mm copper beads

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
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.
Step 2:
Bend one wire straight up, above the matchstick charm and wrap the other wire several times around the first wire
Step 3:
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..
Step 4:
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.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Too cute!!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Very creative idea–especially the flowers atop. I love your pieces–very earthy and grounding! Keep up the great work! :)

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I would wear these all the time…these colors were made for each other! Beautiful!

  4. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Oh my gosh, these are just gorgeous!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic :D

  6. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    so very pretty!

  7. Warped Wire Studio
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  8. Chicky Zee aka Alice
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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    The perfect gift for a garden girl! Love the idea with the copper pearls on the wire!

  10. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Love the rustic floral design of these.

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    janschop says:

    REALLY love these!

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    PamG says:

    These are so cool!

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    Jacki M says:

    I love these earrings and have the perfect flower beads to top this stem bead. Can you please tell me where I can purchase this bead?

    Thank you !

  14. Cora A
    Cora A says:

    love this earrings..where can i buy materials used ?

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