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Dragonfly garden earrings

Jump rings provide a background for wired flowers and dainty charms

Lately my favorite material to work with is Lucite. I love the muted colors of these flowers and leaves. There are many ways to turn these flowers into earrings, but I like to use head pins to wire a few layered flowers onto oversized jump rings. Use a larger dragonfly pendant as the focal point in a coordinating necklace.

SUPPLIES 

earrings 

  • 2 12 mm Lucite flowers
  • 2 6 mm Lucite flowers
  • 2 11/0 seed beads
  • 2 20 mm dragonfly charms
  • 2 2-in.(5 cm) head pins
  • 2 12 mm jump rings
  • 2 6 mm jump rings
  • pair of earring wires
  • 2 pairs of pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Check your local bead store for supplies.


INSTRUCTIONS

 

Dragonfly garden earrings Step 1
1. On a head pin, string an 11/0 seed bead, a 6 mm flower, and a 12 mm flower. Place the layered flower on a 12 mm jump ring. Wrap the head pin around the jump ring. 
Dragonfly garden earrings Step 2
2. Use pliers to tuck the end of the head pin against the jump ring.
Dragonfly garden earrings Step 3
3. Open a 6 mm jump ring. Attach the 12 mm jump ring and a charm. Close the jump ring.
Dragonfly garden earrings Step 4
4. Open the loop of an earring wire and attach the dangle. Make a second earring the mirror image of the first.
Dragonfly garden earrings necklace option
DESIGN ALTERNATIVE
For the focal point of a necklace, use a larger charm and jump ring, then tie the jump ring with a piece of leather lace.
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