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Fashioned to match the “Fire-Polished Collar” featured on page 34 of our August/Septem- ber 2005 issue, these colorful and quick-to- make earrings are surefire compliment catchers. Fire-Polished Earrings Alexis Rossi www.beadworkmagazine.com BEADWORK online Step 1: Form a simple loop at one end of 1 1 / 2 " of wire. String 1 medium blue 6mm, 1 leaf, 1 dark blue 6mm, 1 leaf, 1 dark blue 6mm, 1 leaf, and 1 medium blue 6mm. Bend the wire into a shallow U-shape. Trim the wire to 1 / 4 " then form a simple loop to secure the beads (Figure 1). Repeat for the second earring. Step 2: Cut four 1" pieces of chain. Attach one end to each loop by opening, then closing the loops (Figure 2). Step 3: Use a head pin to string 1 spacer, 1 light blue 8mm, 1 spacer, 1 rondelle, and 1 spacer. Trim the pin to 1 / 4 " then form a simple loop. Repeat for the second earring. Step 4: Open the jump ring to string the end of a chain, a head pin from Step 3, the end of the second chain, and
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Unformatted text preview: an earring post (Figure 3). Close the jump ring. Repeat for the second earring. Alexis Rossi has been making beaded jewelry for nineteen years. You can see more of her work at www.alexisrossijewelry.com. M a t e r i a l s 2 light blue 6mm Czech pressed-glass rondelles 4 dark blue 6mm Czech re-polished rounds 4 medium blue 6mm Czech re-polished rounds 2 light blue 8mm Czech re-polished rounds 6 dark blue 12mm leaves with wire eyes 6 sterling silver 2mm spacers 4" of sterling silver chain 3" of 20-gauge sterling silver wire 2 sterling silver head pins 2 sterling silver 6mm jump rings 2 sterling silver earring posts To o l s Needle-nose pliers Wire cutters Technique Wireworking Finished Size 1 3 / 4 1 1 / 4 " Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Copyright Beadwork magazine, Interweave Press, LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved....
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2011 for the course ARTS 121 taught by Professor Dr.d during the Spring '11 term at Academy of Art University.

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