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Free Instructions: Orbit Drop Earrings

We think the frosted crackle glass beads look like little planets, or moons. The way the circle link dangles around the bead gives them a lovely movement. We just love the frosted crackle glass beads, but you could use any beads you like. We also made a pair using some cute skull beads - see below...

Materials Needed:

2 x 10mm frosted crackle glass beads (GLVE1002)

2 x 18mm open circle link (MT1EL18GP)

2 x head pins (HPGP)

2 x Ear wires (LBWGP)

 

Tools 

1 pair of round nosed pliers (BEERN

1 pair of side cutters (BEESC) 

1 pair of chain nosed pliers (BEECN

Bead mat (not essential  - but very handy!) (BMT)

Instructions
(we have used a different bead, but the technique is just the same)
1. Thread your bead onto one headpin, move it to the bottom of the head pin. Use side cutters, trim the headpin 8mm above the bead (photo 1)
2. Using chain nosed pliers, fold the head pin over to a 90 degree angle, the fold as close to the top of the bead as possible (photo 2)
3. Using round nosed pliers, turn a neat loop (Photo 3)
4. Using chain nosed plier, open the loop of an ear wire, add the beady dangle you have just made, and the open circle link. Close the loop of the ear wire (Photo 4)
5. Repeat all the steps again to make your second earring

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