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Washed Ashore Earrings

About this design:

I like the combination of the woven pearl clusters with an actual shell focal. Shell is pretty light weight, so you get a lot of interest without the drag of heavy earrings. It was hard to choose which of the woven pearl clusters to use, maybe I need to make more combinations for myself!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 2 woven pearl cluster beads
  • 2 shell focals
  • 2 4" lengths of 22 gauge wire
  • 2 ear wires to match

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Start by making a wire wrapped bead link with the pearl woven bead. Be sure to make your loops large so they don't pull through the woven bead. You can also finish your wire wrapping "messy" so create a larger surface, almost a cap of sorts for the woven bead to rest against Connect the shell focal to the bottom loop before closing off.

Attach the leverback ear wire to the top loop on your bead link.

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    bluedog says:

    These for me are nostalgic, make me think of my great grandma and grandma – :) Love them

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