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Tangerine Sunrise Earrings Tutorial
Created by: Summer Melaas
Cut 3" of 26g sterling silver wire. Add 5 Indicolite 3mm crystals to the middle of the wire. Use chain nose pliers and bend wire to a 90° angle on each side of the crystals. Wrap one side of the wire 3x tightly to the center bottom right of the hoop. Wrap the other wire 3x to the center bottom left of the hoop. Cut excess wire on both sides and crimp the end with your chain nose pliers.
Cut about 4" of 26g sterling wire. Add 6 Light turquoise 4mm round crystals to the middle of the wire. Lay crystals above the previous row to gauge where to wrap your wire. Wrap the right side 3x then wrap the left side 3x. Cut excess wire on both sides and crimp the end with your chain nose pliers.
Repeat step 2 for the remaining rows with:
Row 3, 8 4mm Light Azore
Row 4, 9 Tangerine
Row 5, 15 3mm Padparadscha
Row 6, 16 3mm Rose Peach
Open loop on ear wire, and add hoop. For best way to open and securely close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Using the 7 colors of the rainbow would look fabulous in the application. For a true rainbow, bend the wire in more of an arc!