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Dancing Dahlia Earrings

About this design:

For these statement earrings, I used an amazonite teardrop as a focal topped with clusters of gemstones, Czech glass, & seed beads. I love how the different shades of purples & blues look together and how fun they are to wear- a great addition to a simple outfit.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Russian Amazonite Teardrop Focal
  • Assorted Czech Glass, Seed Beads, & Gemstones (see below for the products I used)
  • Headpins
  • Earwire
  • 3mm Jump Rings
  • Gold 24 or 22 Gauge wire

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Using wire, make a bead link with the Amazonite focal. With a jump ring, attach a small piece of chain (less than an inch) to the top of the focal. Slide the top of the chain onto an ear wire.
Step 2:
Using the headpins, make bead charms with the Kunzite nuggets, Amazonite rondelles, garnet faceted rounds, Czech glass rose bicones, & the seed beads.
Step 3:
Slide 2-3 charms onto a jump ring & attach to the chain.
Step 4:
Repeat until the chain is full of bead charms.
Step 5:
Attach two small pieces of chain & a bead charm to the bottom of the focal. Make two more bead charms & attach to the bottom of the pieces of chain.

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Package of 10

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Measurements: 18 Gauge Wire or 1mm

4.5" strand

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Measurements: 0.8mm/20 gauge hole

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love your necklace and earring set. So creative and pretty.

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I love the unexpected position of the teardrop bead…upside down so to speak. You have the coolest job on the planet, Elaina! Getting to play with Lima goodies all day!

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    bluedog says:

    Love the pictures that show what your beautiful earrings and necklaces look like when being worn. Beautiful designs!

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wowza statement! Love all the dangles attached to the chain. Beautiful!

  5. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful designs! I especially like the earrings. They are so cool and original.

  6. Elaina W
    Elaina W says:

    Thanks everyone!!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    You have all of the best goodies to play with and the greatest job bar none! This is an exceptional design and the colors are fabulous. Makes me wish I could wear ear rings! (My ears aren’t pierced and clips slide off my ear lobes.)

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