Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Try-It Tuesday

Try It Tuesday is a great weekly event at Panopolie where we feature a quick-and-fun project that folks can try for a tiny price. I have had many requests to put the instructions up here for those who live far away. If you are in the area, come on in to the store anytime on Tuesday to make the project. We also re-run the project on Friday mornings from 8:30-10:00. This week's project is Pumpkin earrings and the cost is $2. Details here. Store location and directions here.

To make these earrings you'll need:

2 copper one-inch headpins
2 orange round Czech glass 'druk' beads, 8 mm
2 green Toho seed beads, 11-0
2 copper ear loops

you'll need a pair of round nose pliers and a pair of chain nose pliers

Thread one druk and one seed bead onto a head pin as shown.

With your round nose pliers loop one end of the head pin and add in the ear wire. Finish the wrapped loop with a 1/4 inch 'tail'. Twist 'tail' to form a curved vine.

Repeat for other earring.

For details on how to form a wrapped loop visit our Tutorials Page here.