Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings
These striking earrings feature a wire wrapped quatrefoil and beautiful SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS ceramic marbled yellow bead. The shape of the quatrefoil is accentuated by the sparkling olivine bicones around 3 of the edges.
  • Project:E683
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

Remember to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Begin by watching the tutorial: How to Wire Wrap Beads onto a Form. This same technique is used to wire wrap the beads onto the focal Tierracast quatrefoil.
  2. Cut an 8" length of 26 gauge gold colored craft wire. On the edge of one of the quatrefoils arcs, make 3 tight wraps, add a Swarovski crystal 3mm bicone bead in olivine, make 2 tight wraps, add another bicone, make 2 more tight wraps, add a final bicone, and then make 3 more tight wraps. Snip off excess wire from both sides.
  3. Repeat the last step on two other sides of the quatrefoil. Make sure that your wire ends are all smoothed down and are on the same side of the quatrefoil.
  4. Take a 21 gauge gold plated head pin and snip the head off of the pin. Create a simple wire loop on the one end, noting that this will need to be able to be linked to the Tierracast contempo earring hooks. Thread onto the pin 1 Swarovski crystal 3mm bicone bead in olivine, 1 Swarovski 10mm round bead in marbled yellow, and another 3mm bicone. Create a simple wire loop after the last bead. Make sure that this loop is large enough to go over the side of your quatrefoil (non beaded side). Snip off any excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. Open the larger of your two simple wire loops, the same way you would open a jump ring. Slip this over the edge of the quatrefoil which is not beaded. Close the loop back up. Now attach the other simple wire loop to your contempo earring hooks. Close the loop. Make sure that when you hold your earring up, that your quatrefoil faces forward. If not, twist the beaded middle connector (with the marbled bead) until everything is lined up properly.
  6. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-3152 - TierraCast Bright 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Lg Quatrefoil Connector Link 22mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1015 - 22K Gold Plated Earring Backs (Earnuts) Med. (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1542 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Stud Earrings Contempo Hoops 19mm (1 Pair)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1346 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Olivine
    Project uses 22 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2633 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
    Project uses 48 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Earring
Product Type Project
Technique Wire Wrapping
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients FCO-3152, FEA-1015, FEA-1542, FHP-5220, SWBB-1346, WNT-2633

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

22K Gold Plated Earring Backs (Earnuts) Med. (100)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 100 Pieces

$7.25
 / package  | SKU: FEA-1015
Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Olivine

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 25 Pieces

$2.49
 / package  | SKU: SWBB-1346
Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

$4.59
 / package  | SKU: FHP-5220
Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

TierraCast Bright 22K Gold Plated Lead-Free Pewter Lg Quatrefoil Connector Link 22mm (2)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

$3.55
 / package  | SKU: FCO-3152
Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$5.99
 / package  | SKU: WNT-2633
Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Stud Earrings Contempo Hoops 19mm (1 Pair)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Pair

$4.99
 / package  | SKU: FEA-1542

Tools:

Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5514
Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Retired - Contempo Quatrefoil Earrings

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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