It’s almost time for me to leave for CHA and that means that I’m scrambling to make some last minute jewelry to wear. I have a top that I’m taking that is heavily beaded around the neckline so it doesn’t really need a necklace.
I decided that it COULD use a fabulous pair of earrings though and I’ve been dying to create with these acrylic flowers and filigree bead caps for a while now.
To make these earrings you’ll need to stack the acrylic flower, filigree bead cap and another bead onto an eyepin.
The trick to getting the “stamens” and loops the same size is to mark the headpins and the jewelry pliers with a Sharpie marker. (Simply wipe the pliers with alcohol after use to remove the mark)
As you can see, I made three stamens for each flower and they are three different lengths.
The headpins I used for the stamens have a decorative bottom and I’ve added a small red crystal to each one. Create as simple loop at the top making sure to close it tightly.
I have a post with a video in it: A Video on How to Make Simple Loops to help with making simple loops.
Attach them to the eyepin and then thread the eyepin through the acrylic flower, filigree and larger bead.
Create a wire wrapped loop at the top of the eyepin and attach earring wires.
If you want you and slight bend each of the headpins to make the stamens look more natural.
I’m seriously thinking of placing a wholesale order for a bunch of acrylic flowers. They look so much like the old lucite flowers and I just can’t resist a vintage AND flower combo.