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Simply Black

Need something to wear for that special occasion this holiday season?! Try one of these. You’re sure to dazzle, wearing these charming tiered earrings. Choose one or all three pairs! Handmade from

a little less than 2″ – 2 1/4″ (55 mm)

left: 4, 6,  and 8 mm round black glass beads
middle: 4 mm Black Sworovski Crystals and 10 mm teardrop black glass bead
right: 7 mm  black rondelle glass bead, silver wire hoop, 13 mm black rondelle glass bead
Silver Artistic Copper Wire

Cats Eye

These are my favorite earrings! They’re so fun to wear on the weekends or sleek enough to wear to the office. Definitely a must have!!

a little less than 2-1/4″ (55 mm)

4 mm round Pearls

10 mm glass beads – Light Purple or Green 
Silver/Gold/Antique Gold colored wire

Decorative Hoop with dangling Pearl

a little less than 1.5″ (35 mm)
4 mm round Pearls
10 mm round Silver Decorative Wire
Silver colored wire

Geometric Square

2- 13 x 11 mm clear square glass beads
2 – 2″ 20 guage antique gold colored copper wire (for hooks)
2 – 2″ 20 guage antique gold colored copper wire (for beads)

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

30 minutes

Length: 1 1/2″

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 about a 1″ length wire and with chain nose pliers, bend over about 1/16″ wire over itself to create a headpin. Thread the glass bead through and close with a wire loop. Attach wired bead to hook. Create matching earring.

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