Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Growing Garden Earring Tutorial - Free Project

I created these fun matchstick charms for a quick and easy earring option.  What I didn't know when I made them is how adorable they are as flower stems paired up with Czech glass beads. This simple wire project can be made in just a few minutes.

2 matchstick charms
2 14mm Czech glass coin flowers
8" 20 gauge brass colored wire
2 brass kidney wires
10 2mm copper beads

1. Cut 4" of wire, center the wire in the middle of the matchstick charm and pull both ends up and around the top of the charm.

2. Bend one wire straight up, above the matchstick charm and wrap the other wire several times around the first wire.

3. String on the flower bead, create a wrapped loop above the flower, trim the wire and tuck in the end of the wire using needle nose pliers..

4. String the earring onto the earwire, add 5 copper beads. Underneath the last bead add a tiny drop of glue applying it with a piece of scrap wire to the earwire.
Matchstick Charms: Humblebeads. Flowers: Nirvana Beads (wholesale only, here is an alternative retail source.) Wire, earwires and copper beads: Rings & Things.


Claire Lockwood said...

Genius! Love them!

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Carol Briody said...

These are awesome, Heather! Thank you for the inspiration of beautiful colors and design.

Cory Tompkins said...

Super cute!