Petite Inspirations

In the name of inspiration and all things interesting to me and hopefully you.

Snow Balls



I love how simple these earrings are, yet versatile and classic. You can wear them with jeans or a nice evening dress. These earrings are one of my favorites.


Supplies:
2 – 5″ 20-gauge silver wire
4 – 3 mm white pearls
2 – 10 mm clear or white round glass bead
2 – silver headpins

Tools
Round nose pliers
Flat nosed pliers
Flush wire cutters
Mandrel to make the rounds for the hooks

Duration
20 minutes

Length: 2.5″

The Idea
To create the dangle, thread the glass bead and pearl through a headpin and close with a wire wrapped loop. For the hook, begin with a wire wrapped loop. (Tip: Before you close the loop, insert the dangle! I’ve done this without inserting the dangle a few times and left with a nice wire wrapped loop. You can still use this for another project.) After you close the loop, insert another pearl. Bend the wire 90 degrees with your flat nosed pliers. Next, wrap the wire around a mandrel or something round to create the hook. Bend up the last 1/4″ of the wire and cut the rest with your wire cutters. Repeat for the other earring.

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