Kristal Wick's Happy Holiday Earrings, Holiday Designs. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, . As a maker, just like you, creating and sharing my hand crafted jewelry brings great pleasure especially during the holiday season.
Happy Holiday Earrings
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Holiday Designs
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Beading, Stringing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
As a maker, just like you, creating and sharing my hand crafted jewelry brings great pleasure especially during the holiday season. I make jewelry all year long with the intention of selling or gifting specific pieces. And, although I'm pretty good at capturing all my pals and loved one's on "the list" I'm always caught with a surprise gift or two from someone I didn't expect - and I have nothing for them! Not only is it awkward, but the scrambling for another present and feeling badly messes with my holiday-zen vibe. So, I came up with a perfect solution and have continued this for years. I make a few simple, easy to please pieces of jewelry for those surprise guests! These earrings fit the bill and are quite fun to make using your bead stash or buying a few beady colors.


Creatively,
Kristal

Materials

22 Gauge Ring Memory Wire Silver Finish - Approximately 75 Coils
H14-4
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.57
  • Gold Club Price: $2.68
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Silver Filled Headpins 24GA 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
S8-12
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.58
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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Gold Filled Twisted Roundels 4.5mm - Pack of 2
J9-389
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $2.70
  • Gold Club Price: $2.03
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Gold Filled Seamed Beads 2mm - Pack of 20
J9-370
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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Gold Filled Corrugated Roundel 3mm - Pack of 5
J9-346
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.50
  • Gold Club Price: $2.63
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4mm Crystal Aurore Boreale 5000 Round Swarovski Beads - Pack of 12
A13-75
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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4mm Emerald 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 12
A13-11
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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6mm Crystal Aurore Boreale 5000 Round Swarovski Beads - Pack of 10
A13-75B
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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6mm Peridot 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-16B
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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4mm Fuchsia 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-116A
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.025) 22ga. (OD)3mm (ID)1.56mm - Pack of 10
K11-24
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.62
  • Gold Club Price: $1.22
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Sterling Silver Earwire w/ 2.5mm Ball & Coil - Round Wire 25mm - Pack of 2
K19-38
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.91
  • Gold Club Price: $2.18
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Memory Wire Cutters - Pack of 1
G2-36
  • G2-36
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.38
  • Gold Club Price: $7.78
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Instructions
Step 1
Make 6 dangles total (3/earring). Large dangle (make 2) - String a metal bead cap, red crystal, metal bead cap onto a headpin and make a simple loop at the top.

Small dangle (make 4) - String a red crystal onto a headpin and make a simple loop at the top.
Kristal Wick's Happy Holiday Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , happy holiday earrings
Step 2
Cut 2 pieces of memory wire slightly overlapping the ends by ¬ľ".
NOTE: Use ONLY memory wire cutters. The wire will ruin any other cutter (trust me on this)!
Kristal Wick's Happy Holiday Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , happy holiday earrings
Step 3
Using your round-nose pliers, make a simple loop at one wire end and string your beads onto the wire in a pleasing design.
Kristal Wick's Happy Holiday Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , happy holiday earrings
Step 4
Make a simple loop at the other wire end.
Kristal Wick's Happy Holiday Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , happy holiday earrings
Step 5
Open the ear wire loop and insert both wire loops. Close the ear wire loop.
Kristal Wick's Happy Holiday Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , happy holiday earrings
Step 6
Open the jump ring and insert the small dangle, large dangle, small dangle, then thread the jump ring through the ear wire loop. Repeat steps 3-6 for the second earring.
Kristal Wick's Happy Holiday Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , happy holiday earrings
Kristal Wick's Happy Holiday Earrings - , Holiday Designs, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , happy holiday earrings