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Moon Phase Earrings

About this design:

These celestial themed stainless steel focals are out of this world. Beautiful moon phase cut-outs and silouettes make these easy to design with and wear. I used a rough amethyst drop for to add meteor-like texture and Czech glass with AB for a shimmering full moon effect in the rectangle earrings. Plus, these focals and ear wires are stainless steel which makes them durable and hypoallergenic. This is always a great selling point for your designs.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need: -2 stainless steel teardrop moon phase focals -2 stainless steel rectangular moon phase links -2 stainless steel sunburst charms -4mm Czech glass with AB finish -Stainless steel ear wire -Stainless steel jump rings -24 gauge stainless steel wire -Amethyst drops

Recommended tools: wire cutters & round nose pliers

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Teardrop earrings: Cut a 3" piece of wire and feed it though the amethyst bead hole. Twist the wire at the top to tighten it around the bead. Then feed the wire through the center teardrop loop. Wrap the wire around the top of the amethyst bead tightly and trim. Attach your jump rings and place them onto the ear wires.
Step 2:
Rectangle Earrings: Trim a 5" piece of wire and feed it through the Czech glass bead. Lay the bead in the center full moon opening. Wrap the wire tails around each side, trim and tuck the end under the wrapped wire. Or you could use a little super glue so the wire end doesn't pop out of place. Attach the sunburst charm onto a jump ring then to the link. Now you can finish by attaching your ear wire.

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15-16" strandSave up to 28%
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Measurements: 24 Gauge Wire or 0.5mm

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Very nice. The long-lasting quality of stainless steel is especially great for physically active people, especially those around the natural elements. May I ask if the teardrop focals are heavy? I like the rough Amethyst drops paired with the smoothness of the steel.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I totally agree with Crystal Canary’s comments. I also like that they are hypoallergenic. I have sensitivity to many other metals. I can only wear 18k and 24k gold, pewter and some sterling silver. I know that I’m not the only one with allergies to metals.

  3. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    The focals are not heavy, just right for earrings.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Great designs. I love the little FP Beads in the center of the rectangles. So fun.

  5. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Thanks, Andrea … very cute! I love stainless steel ‘cuz it doesn’t tarnish but closing the jump rings can be a problem. My stash contains CZ stars from years ago – will try those in a focal!

  6. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Stars will be perfect!

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