Autumn Waterfall Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Published on
September 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT September 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDTst, September 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue

 

Designer Tips

  • 3 sunny shades of orange crystal bicones cascade in a warm ombre waterfall, from Vintaj hammered brass rings.
  • Make wire-wrapped loops using ball-end head pins and 10 crystal beads, then use large jump rings to cascade them from the Vintaj® ring.
  • Gently slide the jump rings onto the hammered Vintaj ring, so you don't scratch the ring with the open edge of the jump rings.
  • For tips on creating wire-wrapped loops and the best way to open and close jump rings, see Basic Jewelry-Making Technique Sheet (PDF).
  • Twist the loop on the ear wire to open it (same as a jump ring), add to the top loop of the Vintaj ring, and securely twist the loop closed.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 pack [use 4] #88-610-04-057 Preciosa Crystal Bicone Bead, 4mm - Sun
  • 1 dozen [use 4] #88-610-04-710 Preciosa Crystal Bicone Bead, 4mm - Sun AB #88-610-04-710
  • 1 pack [use 2] #88-610-04-038 Preciosa Crystal Bicone Bead, 4mm - Hyacinth
  • 1 pkg of 100 [use 10] #37-091-15-6 Head Pin, 1.5", Thin, Ball End
  • 1 oz [use 18] #37-167-6 Jump Ring, Round, 8mm
  • 1 pkg of 10 [use 2] #88-102-09-0 Vintaj Ring, Hammered, 22mm
  • 1 gross [use 2] #34-323-6  Antiqued Brass Plated Earring Hook Findings, Bead and Coil
  • - or - 1 pair #34-042-0-AB  TierraCast Niobium Earring Hooks
  • 1 pair #33-960White Rubber Earring Backs

Tools

  • #69-269-02 Tool, German, Round-Nose Pliers, 4.5"
  • #69-271-91 Tool, Glitter, Nylon Jaw, Flat-Nose Pliers
  • #65-507 Tool, Heavy-Duty Cutter, 5.5"
  • #69-275-31 Tool, Wubbers™, Medium, Flat-Nose Pliers
  • #66-214-18Bead Mat (optional -- keep beads from rolling away from you while you work)