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Abalone Acetate Earrings

About this design:

I whipped up a couple examples to show how versatile these lighweight acetate focals can be. I added a pearls to the teardrops and then went fringe crazy with the stick drops. These are simple and easy to wear earrings. Keep one pair for you and give on to a friend.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need 2 Abalone Acetate Teardrops and 14 Stick Drops, a pair of ear wires, a pair of hoops, freshwater pearls, 6/0 seed beads, head pins, and 16 gold round beads.


Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
For the teardrop earrings slide the pearls and seed bead on in the order shown onto the head pin. Loop the head pin through the teardrop hole. Wrap the excess wire around and pull tight with your pliers. Trim any excess wire off. Now you can attach the teardrop to your ear wire.
Step 2:
For the hoop earrings use your pliers to carefully bend back the notched part of the hoop so you can slide your beads on. Slide the beads on n the order shown, bend the notch back into place.

Buy Products from this Design

Package of 10
1-2$1.95
3-9$1.76
10+$1.56

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Measurements: 24 Gauge Wire or 0.5mm

Package of 20
1-2$1.40
3-9$1.26
10+$1.12

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful earrings that are great for gifts or personal use.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Look at the pair with the sticks! What a stand out pair of earrings that remind me of beaming rays of the sun. Great idea using those drops! :)

  3. Elaina W
    Elaina W says:

    ANDREA! These are just breathtaking!

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Fun earrings. Love them both. I really like lightweight earrings. (and I agree with Crystal about the rays. Beautiful.)

  5. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Thank you!

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