Irises are sprouting all over my neighborhood this week and they're just lovely. Unfortunately, most of them got beat up yesterday by the crazy rainstorm that blew through, so here are a pair of iris-inspired earrings that will last indefinitely!
1 pair of Silver Plated Ear Wires
2 Green Aventurine 11x16mm Drops
Finished size: 2 1/2"
1: Use 1 head pin to string 1 CZ rondelle. Form a wire-wrapped loop. Repeat three times for a total of four dangles. Set aside.
2: Use 4" of Fluorite beading wire to string 1 crimp tube. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop of wire, and crimp. String 1 amethyst simple cut nugget and 1 crimp tube. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop of wire, and crimp. Repeat entire step to create a second amethyst link.
3: Use 4" of Purple Amethyst beading wire to string 1 green aventurine drop. Use both wire ends to string 1 crimp tube. Use one wire end to pass back through the tube. Adjust the wire ends for loops that appear as below, and crimp. Repeat entire step to make a second green aventurine dangle.
4: Use 1 jump ring to attach 1 CZ dangle, 1 green aventurine dangle, and 1 CZ dangle to the bottom loop of 1 amethyst link. Attach 1 ear wire to the top loop of the amethyst link. Repeat entire step for the second earring.
Blog contributor Jamie Hogsett is Education Coordinator for Soft Flex Company and co-author, with Sara Oehler, of Show Your Colors. Please contact her at Jamie@softflexcompany.com.