Petite Inspirations

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

Licorice Drops


Supplies: 
2 – 10 mm teardrop black crystal beads
2 – 3 mm silver spacer beads 
2 – 10 mm silver decorative wire
2 – 2″ 20 guage silver colored copper wire (for hooks)
2 – 5″ 20 guage silver colored copper wire (for beads)


Tools
Basic Tool Kit
Ring Mandrel or Sharpie marker (to create round bend for hooks)

Duration
30 minutes

Length: 2″

The Idea

To create the hook, take the 2″ wire and create a loop at one end. Wrap the wire around a cylindrical object, something like a permanent marker for the round bend. 

Take the 5″ silver wire and with chain nose pliers, bend over about 1/16″ wire over itself and with the pliers hold the wire on its side and keep rolling to create the twirl for the bottom of the headpin. Thread spacer bead and crystal bead through wire. To create wire wrapping, start off closing bead with a wire wrapped loop. Instead of cutting wire, continue wrapping wire around the bead. To close, come back up to loop and wrap wire a couple of time. Cut the wire and press ends to prevent snags. Attach wired bead to jump ring and attach jump ring to decorative wire. Attache decorative wire to hook. Create matching earring.

Idea:
Try using a smaller guage wire to wrap beads for a different look.


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