Earring Kit Directions• glass seed beads
• 1pr silver or gold tone head pins
• 1 sets of 8 freshwater pearls
• 2 4mm finish beads
• 1 pr. Ear Wires
• Colored Wire Coil
Tools and materials you will need:
Carefully cut the seed bead strands apart into a dish. You can mix all the colors, or use just one color per earring pair. Pick up the 24 gauge wire, make sure to keep one end attached to the spool. Thread one section of stretched out coil on the wire, then 6 to 10 seed beads. Add a pearl in the center of a group of seed beads. Continue to alternate seed beads and coil (with occasional pearl) until you have about 18” of wire covered with beads and coil. End with the wire coil.
Use the large mandrel with your Twist ‘n Curl, and follow the directions that come with it for a simple bead. (Thread the wire end through the hole in the handle and wrap tightly around the mandrel. Wrap entire length of covered wire around. End with a few turns of the wire after the end of the coil to secure the first bead section.) Push the “wire bead” up against the handle to tighten the wrap. Take the “bead” off the mandrel. Make a small loop in the wire at either end about the size of the tip of your round nose pliers.
Next use your 20 gauge wire. Feed the bead you just made onto the end of the 20 gauge wire, passing the wire through each of the two “loops” you made in the wire bead ends, then thru the hole at the top of the Twist ‘n Curl standard mandrel. After making about 3 twists of just the wire around the mandrel, slide up the bead you just made and wrap. You’ll have to twist the bead as you wrap to make the pearls stand out to their best advantage, but you’ll end up with a nice, wide orbital bead. End with a few twists after you run out of bead.
Assembling and finishing:
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