Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Have you wondered what to do with those cute filigree pairs I just listed in my SueBeads etsy store? Here's an earring idea!
Start by making an eye pin with 22 gauge sterling wire. Open the eye pin and attach the filigree finding. Add a bead to the eye pin and make a wrapped loop. Open your ear wire loop and attach the earring unit to the ear wire! I made these ear wires with 20 gauge sterling. That's it! Very easy! You can use gemstones, silver beads, swarovski crystals, whatever you can think of! The nice thing about these earrings is that although they dangle, they are very light!
The first set is made with china pink filigree and blue crazy lace agate faceted rounds. The second pair is made with sky blue filigree and green magnesite pumpkin beads. The third pair are made with violet filigree and turquoise teardrops that I got from a bead store in Savannah. The violet really didn't want to have it's picture taken today.