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Trellis Drop Earrings

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These architectural drops, inspired by a garden trellis, are killer sweater season earrings. They're short enough not to get stuck in even your fluffiest of sweaters, but sure make a statement with a mix of sleek gold bars and bud green jade.

Tools

  • round-nose pliers
  • chain-nose pliers
  • clippers

Materials

  • gold square bars
  • faceted jade in bud green
  • gold headpins
  • gold jump rings
  • gold French wires
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Gather your tools and materials. A set of pliers will help with this tutorial.

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Use the headpins included in your collection to make your own eye pins. Pull the end of the wire with the small metal pin over round pliers so that the wire is pointing down.

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Pivot the round pliers in your hand, so that the bottom tip is now on the top of the loop. Continue pulling the end of the wire to complete the loop.

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Trim the wire at the base of the loop, removing the head pin potion of the wire.

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Slide the flat end of the wire through the hole in the first bead. Bend the wire up with your fingers.

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Create a second loop on the opposite end of the bead. Clip the excess wire.

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Open the loop by holding it with a pair of chain-nose (flat) pliers and pulling toward yourself just a little bit. Slip a gold bar onto the loop and close it by pushing away from yourself. Repeat with the second gold bar.

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Repeat steps 2-7 for the second earring.

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Open a jump ring and thread both gold bars onto it before closing. Remember to always open a jump ring by pulling the wires North to South.

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Add the ear wire by opening the loop on the ear wire and closing it around the jump ring.

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Repeat steps 9 and 10 with the second earring and they're ready to wear! We love them as a pop of color with fall basics like jeans and sweaters.

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absolutsunshine

over 5 years ago

so excited about this one!

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Lindsay

over 5 years ago

These are so.... freaking cute but I'm debating if I should make twin necklaces instead one for me and one for my sister. I'm so..... excited cant wait to get it ha... ha ...already contemplating what to do with it when I do :}

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Kimberly

over 5 years ago

Love these! I just made them, and they look terrific in my ears. That green color is just scrumptious. These look so great with the Flora Bangle, too!

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ForTheMakers

over 5 years ago

@lindsay what did you end up making? We'd love to see the finished result! #forthemakers

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ForTheMakers

over 5 years ago

@kimberly so happy to her you love the earrings. They are definitely our favorite pair to wear right now too!

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Kimberly

over 5 years ago

I hope these are going to end up in the Shop! Would love to make an additional pair or two for Christmas gifts.

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LindseyRay

over 5 years ago

I loved these earrings, but the first day I wore them one fell out and is lost. I even bent the hook down so it would stay in. Is there anyway to add the supplies for a spare or another pair to my next box?

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ForTheMakers

over 5 years ago

Hi @lindseyray - oh no! Send us an email. accounts AT forthemakers DOT com and we'll see what we can do!

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lynnmu

over 5 years ago

I love the idea of these earrings, but my green stones are completely different sizes! They look nice separately, but not as a pair. Maybe I'll improvise and make a necklace.

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eskamoos

over 5 years ago

Love these!!!!

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eskamoos

over 5 years ago

Arg... My whole comment didn't come through. While I LOVE these, two of my gold bars didn't have closed loops on one side. Would love to complete the second earring! How can I get a couple more?

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ForTheMakers

over 5 years ago

Hi @eskamoos - sent you an email about getting a replacement! You can email us back at accountsATforthemakersDOTcom

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tiggerwray

almost 5 years ago

i loved these ear rings! unfortunately when i was wearing them today, one fell off. any chance i can purchase everything to make just one ear ring?!