Ring Around the Rosies Earring Tutorial

Written by
Rita Hutchinson
Published on
November 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT November 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDTst, November 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT

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

Designer Tips

  • 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.

Suggested Supplies

  • 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.

Tools

  • #69-056  EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter
  • #69-275-09  Wubbers Bent Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • #69-275-03  Wubbers Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • #69-275-02  Wubbers Round-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers