Blackberry Dangles by Jamie Hogsett10:24 AM
Since the First Friday Giveaway this month is for the Mini Twist n Curl Set and 22-gauge Craft Wire, here's a project that uses both! These eye-catching earrings, inspired by one of my favorite summer fruits, make up quickly on the smallest Twist n Curl tool.
Simply string 20 amethyst 4mm CZ rondelles onto 22-gauge Purple Craft Wire and secure the end of the wire through the small hole in the base of the Twist n Curl. Begin wrapping the wire around the tool and wrap for about 3/4". Wrap back and forth, building up more wire in the center of the wrap in order to create a round shape. Once the base of the wire-wrapped bead is made, begin wrapping CZs into the bead, trying to spread them out around the bead. After all CZs are wrapped into the bead, remove the bead from the tool and tuck the wire ends into the ends of the bead. Use one 3" sterling silver 22-gauge head pin to string 1 CZ, the wire-wrapped bead, 1 sterling silver bead cap, and 1 CZ. Form a wrapped loop that attaches to 1 silver plated ear wire. Repeat to make a second earring and you have a fun, sparkly, sassy pair of earrings!