Fireblossom Earrings Tutorial

Written by
Rita Hutchinson
Published on
January 21, 2022 1:01:00 AM PST January 21, 2022 1:01:00 AM PSTst, January 21, 2022 1:01:00 AM PST

Created by: Rita Hutchinson

 

Designer Tips

  • Determine desired loop lengths and cut leather. For these earring, I cut 2 pieces at about 5" and 2 pieces at about 3".
  • String large-hole gemstone on longer leather piece and porcelain bead on shorter piece.
  • Gather all ends together in the correct order (see photo).
  • Apply a small amount of superglue inside the crimp end. Insert all 4 leather ends at one time, squeezing them together to fit. Hold in place until glue grips.
  • Gently squeeze the crimp end from front to back with flat nose pliers.
  • Add earwire. For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Repeat for other earring.

Suggested Supplies

  • 2 each #48-070-02-AS   TierraCast Blossom Crimp End Cap - Antiqued Silver Plated
  • 1 pair  #34-063-0   Raw Niobium Earring Hook Findings
  • 1 pair #33-960  Wire Keepers
  • 1 strand (use 2 beads)  #25-050-07-901  5x7mm Porcelain Bead, Large Hole Rondelle - Vanilla w/ Speckles
  • 1 strand (use 2 beads)  #21-001-006-02  Carnelian Gemstone Beads, 8mm Round with Large Hole
  • 1 pkg (use about 16") #61-130-05-02   Greek Leather Cord, 1.5mm, 5 Meter - Black
  • 1 each #60-244  Adhesive, Loctite Ultra Gel Control SuperGlue

Tools

  • #69-275-31  Tool, Wubbers™, Medium, Flat-Nose Pliers
  • #66-214-18  Flocked Bead Mat (optional -- keep beads from rolling away from you while you work)