The TierraCast Dulce Vida rings are reversible, with a different design on each side. If you wish the earrings to match, face the rings in the same direction during assembly.
Created by: Rita Hutchinson
- Make 6 "2-bead" wrapped loop dangles with each of the 4 and 5mm styles of beads topped with a 2mm gold filled bead (18 dangles total). Set aside. For step-by-step instructions on making wrapped loops, Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
- Make 2 "1-bead" wrapped loop dangles with just a 4mm blue crazy lace bead.
- Add an appropriately sized jump ring to each of the rivoli pendants and an additional smaller jump ring for directionality.
- Assemble earring:
- Add a large jump ring to the 3/4" ring, and attach 1 of each color 2-bead dangle, and the rivoli pendant.
- Add 2 larger jump rings to connect this to the 5/8" ring, and attach an extra jump ring with 1 of each color 2-bead dangle attached.
- Using 2 more larger jump rings, connect the 5/8" ring to the 1/2" ring, and attach an extra jump ring with 1 of each color 2-bead dangle attached.
- Using a large jump ring, add the 1-bead dangle to the small 1/2" ring, and then connect to the earwire with an additional ring.
- Repeat for other earring, matching jump ring sizes for consistency, and ensuring that the earrings hang in the correct direction.
- 1 pair #34-042-0-AB TierraCast Niobium Earring Hooks w/ Round and Heishi Beads, Raw/ Gold-Fill/ Antique Brass
- 2 each #49-965-20-AB TierraCast Antiqued Brass Plated Britannia Pewter Flora 1/2" Ring Link
- 2 each #49-965-21-AB TierraCast Antiqued Brass Plated Britannia Pewter Flora 5/8" Ring Link
- 2 each #49-965-22-AB TierraCast Antiqued Brass Plated Britannia Pewter Flora 3/4" Ring Link
- 1 oz [use 22 pieces] #37-100-6 Antiqued Brass Plated Jump Ring, Round, Assorted Sizes
- 1 hundred [use 20 pieces] #37-091-15-6 Antiqued Brass Plated Ball End Head Pin, Thin, 1.5" or
2 10-packs #37-675 14kt Gold-Filled Ball End Head Pin, 1-1/2", 24-gauge
- 1 hundred [use 18 pieces] #26-622 Gold-Filled Beads, Round, 2mm
- 1 strand [use 8 beads] #21-884-211 Dyed Blue Crazy Lace Agate Gemstone Beads, Round, 4mm
- 1 strand [use 6 beads] #05-810-05-241STSwarovski 5810 Round Pearl Beads, 5mm - Pearlescent White (or #88-600-04-241 Preciosa 4mm Pearlescent White Crystal Pearls)
- 1 dozen [use 6 beads] #05-000-04-133 Swarovski 5000 Faceted Round Beads, 4mm - Padparadscha
- 2 each #06-428-08-413 Swarovski 6428 Rivoli Pendant, 8mm - Light Turquoise
Note: Because Swarovski components are no longer available, we've tried to make sure that other relevant items come up in the links above. Padparadscha is a tough color though... it's reddish-pinkish-orangish.