Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 58

Step 1 Paint the leaves of the drops with green paint. Accent the leaves with the burnt orange and yellow colours. When paint is dry; seal with a coat of clear acrylic. Set aside to dry. Step 2 Take one head pin and thread on one small round bead and one bellflower. Make a wrapped loop. Trim and neaten the wire end. Take one head pin and thread on one small bead. Make a wrapped loop. Take another head pin and thread on two small beads. Make a wrapped loop. Step 3 Open one jump ring and add one small bead dangle, then add jump ring to the loop on the bellflower drop. Close the jump ring. Open another jump ring and connect the ring on the oak leaf to the ring on the bellflower drop. Before closing the jump ring add the last bead drop. Step 4 Open one jump ring and connect the ring on the earring wire to the jump ring on the oak leaf cluster. Close the ring. Repeat all Steps to make the other earring. Materials 2 brass ox Oak leaf cluster drops (left & right) 1 pair antique gold plain loop earring wires 6 50mm antique gold head pins 6 4mm antique gold jump rings 2 sets of 4 assorted 4mm beads 2 green lustre bellflower beads Tools Round-nose pliers Flat-nose pliers (two pairs) Needle-nose pliers Wire cutters Craft paint (green, burnt orange, yellow) Clear acrylic spray Paint brush