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Fireside Teardrop Earrings

About this design:

The rich holiday red of Czech glass teardrops and the soft sparkling green chrysoprase really make a statement when paired together.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need 2 Czech glass 30x18mm teardrops, a 1/2 strand of 3mm chrysoprase faceted rounds, 1/2 strand of 4mm green aventurine faceted rounds, 24 gauge silver head pins, 22 gauge silver wire, and a pair of ear wire.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut 3 inches of wire and slide it through the teardrop hole.
  Step 2:
First create bead charms out of the chrysoprase and green aventurine beads. I did five chrysoprase and 3 green aventurine for each teardrop. You could do more for a fuller look. Slide the bead onto your head pin and create a loop, wrap the excess around the base of the loop and trim. Follow the tip below if you need help.
Step 3:
Slide the bead charms you made onto the teardrop wire. Make sure the beads are all on one side. Twist the wire together tightly. Then create a loop with one of the wire tails and wrap the excess around the base of that loop. Trim any excess wire.
  Step 4:
Open the loop on your ear wire and attach the earring.

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  1. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Love what you have done with the Czech teardrops.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The tiny gemstones pick up the picasso finish on the teardrops nicely. Love these!

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Love these earrings that so.pretty!

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love the sparkly glass beads atop the teardrop. A really pulled together look.

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