Trellis Drop Earrings
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.
- round-nose pliers
- chain-nose pliers
- gold square bars
- faceted jade in bud green
- gold headpins
- gold jump rings
- gold French wires
Gather your tools and materials. A set of pliers will help with this tutorial.
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.
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.
Trim the wire at the base of the loop, removing the head pin potion of the wire.
Slide the flat end of the wire through the hole in the first bead. Bend the wire up with your fingers.
Create a second loop on the opposite end of the bead. Clip the excess wire.
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.
Repeat steps 2-7 for the second earring.
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.
Add the ear wire by opening the loop on the ear wire and closing it around the jump ring.
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.