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Acorn Earrings | Jewelry Design Ideas

Acorn Earrings

by Angela Lees

These festive multi-metal earrings are made with the warm tones of copper and gold lead-free TierraCast components. The kit features dazzling red magma Swarovski chessboard beads that have just the right shape and rich color to make these a go-to pair of earrings this autumn. Each acorn dangles from a hypoallergenic niobium earwire and measures 1 inch from the earwire loop.

2 Swarovski 12mm chessboard crystal red magma beads
2 TierraCast oak leaf metal charms in antique gold
2 TierraCast 5mm beaded bead caps in antique copper
2 TierraCast 12mm open poppy bead caps in antique copper
6 inches of 20 gauge round vintage bronze Craft Wire
2 TierraCast niobium shepherd hook earwires in antique copper

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step 1
step 1

Cut the Craft Wire in half.

At one end of a 3-inch piece of wire, bend about 1/8th inch of your wire into a tight U.


step 2
step 2
Slide a 5mm beaded bead cap, a Swarovski chessboard bead and a 12mm open poppy bead cap on to the wire.
step 3
step 3

Start a simple wire twisted loop at the end of your Craft Wire, slide an oak leaf charm into the loop. Finish the wire twist and trim away any excess wire.

Watch our wire twisted loop video for a how-to demonstration by our beading expert.


step 4
step 4

Open the earwire loop to the side, slip the earring on and close the loop.

Repeat all steps for the second earring.


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