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  • 1. vjvjvjvjvjvjvjvjvjvjvjvjprojectlibrary Summer Cheer Unique wrapped teardrop earrings with crystals. By Lindsay Burke for FusionBeads.com Welcome summer with these delicate earrings. Each colored crystal reflects the many facets of the season . . . from lush greens and pretty floral pinks in June, reds and blues for the Fourth of July, and dusky purples seen in August skies before ushering in autumn. FINIShED SIzE: 2½" MAtErIALS: 26-gauge fine silver wire, 6 22-gauge 3.3mm ID sterling jump rings, 2 22-gauge 4.8mm ID sterling jump rings, 2 All photos courtesy of FusionBeads.com 40mm x 28mm sterling flat teardrop components, 2 3mm fuchsia CrYStALLIzED-Swarovski Elements crystal bicones, 2 3mm blue zircon CrYStALLIzED- Swarovski Elements crystal bicones, 2 3mm topaz CrYStALLIzED- Swarovski Elements crystal bicones, 2 3mm Indian pink AB CrYStALLIzED- Swarovski Elements crystal bicones, 2 4mm olivine CrYStALLIzED- Swarovski Elements Copyright Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. Summer Cheer originally published in Step by Step Wire, Online 2010. ©Interweave Press, LLC Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved publishers of Step by Step Wire magazine… join the online beading community at JewelryMakingDaily.com Visit interweavestore.com/jewelryprojects for more great projects! page 1
  • 2. Summer Cheer crystal round beads, 4 the bead should rest on the lip of the inside of the 4mm blue zircon CrYStALLIzED- Swarovski component. Elements crystal round beads, 2 4mm Indian red CrYStALLIzED- Swarovski Elements crystal round beads, 2 4mm lime CrYStALLIzED- Swarovski Elements crystal round beads, 2 4mm Indian pink CrYStALLIzED- Swarovski Elements crystal round beads, 4 6mm amethyst CrYStALLIzED- Swarovski Elements crystal graphic cube, 4 3. Add a 4mm lime round bead, and anchor the wire by 9mm x 6mm Indicolite CrYStALLIzED- wrapping it around the component twice. the bead Swarovski Elements crystal drop beads, 2 should rest on the lip of the inside of the component. 20mm sterling flat earwires, 2 tOOLS: Chain nose pliers Flush cutters tEChNIqUES Wirework CrEAtE 4. repeat in the same manner, adding a 6mm amethyst crystal graphic cube bead, and anchor it. then add a 1. Anchor a 3 length of wire to the right side of a teardrop 4mm Indian pink crystal round bead, and anchor it to component by wrapping it around the component the component. twice. 2. Add an Indicolite crystal drop bead, and anchor the wire by wrapping it around the component twice.Summer Cheer originally published in Step by Step Wire, Online 2010. ©Interweave Press, LLC Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved publishers of Step by Step Wire magazine… join the online beading community at JewelryMakingDaily.com Visit interweavestore.com/jewelryprojects for more great projects! page 2
  • 3. Summer Cheer 5. Add a 3mm fuchsia crystal bicone to the wire. 9. Add a 4mm olivine crystal round bead and a 3mm 6. Begin adding beads in the opposite direction. thread Indian pink crystal bicone, and thread the wire through the wire through the loop created from the 4mm the loop created from the 4mm lime crystal round bead. fuchsia bead in the previous row. Pull the wire taut. 7. Pull the wire taut. 10. Add a 4mm Indian red crystal round bead, a 3mm topaz crystal bicone, and a 4mm Indian pink crystal round bead, and anchor the wire around the component by wrapping it around twice. 8. Add a 4mm blue zircon crystal round bead, and thread the wire through the loop created from the 6mm amethyst crystal graphic cube. Pull the wire taut. 11. Add a 6mm amethyst crystal graphic cube bead to the wire.Summer Cheer originally published in Step by Step Wire, Online 2010. ©Interweave Press, LLC Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved publishers of Step by Step Wire magazine… join the online beading community at JewelryMakingDaily.com Visit interweavestore.com/jewelryprojects for more great projects! page 3
  • 4. Summer Cheer 14. Add a 4mm olivine crystal round bead, and pull the wire around the 6mm amethyst crystal graphic cube. Anchor the wire to the component by wrapping it around twice. 12. Begin adding beads in the opposite direction. thread the wire through the loop created form the beads in Step 10, putting the wire between the 4mm Indian red bead and the 3mm topaz bead. Pull the wire taut. 15. Cover the component by wrapping the wire tightly around the component. 13. Add a 3mm blue zircon crystal bicone, and thread the wire through the loop created form the 6mm amethyst crystal graphic cube from Step 12. Pull the wire taut. 16. Continue wrapping the component completely with the rest of the wire. trim both ends of the wire closely to the component.Summer Cheer originally published in Step by Step Wire, Online 2010. ©Interweave Press, LLC Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved publishers of Step by Step Wire magazine… join the online beading community at JewelryMakingDaily.com Visit interweavestore.com/jewelryprojects for more great projects! page 4
  • 5. Summer Cheer 17. Add a 4.8mm jump ring to the top of the component, LOOKING and close. FOR GREAT DESIGN IDEAS? 18. Use the 3.3mm jump ring to attach the jump ring in the last step to the earwire, and close. Order Step by Step Wire Jewelry and take advantage of this RISK-FREE offer today! In every issue you’ll nd: �Easy step-by-step instructions � e best tips and techniques �Great designs for all levels repeat Steps 1-18 for the other earring. r  Project, projects and more projects! ReSouRceS: Order online at All beads and findings from FusionBeads.com interweave.com/go/bdswSummer Cheer originally published in Step by Step Wire, Online 2010. ©Interweave Press, LLC Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved publishers of Step by Step Wire magazine… join the online beading community at JewelryMakingDaily.com Visit interweavestore.com/jewelryprojects for more great projects! page 5