Making Teal and Brown Speckled Shell Earrings

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These simple earrings are made with unique speckled brown shell disc beads and small 6mm turquoise dyed shell beads. For two earrings I use two 99% fine silver, nickel-free fish hook earring wires, two silver plated head pins and some extra silver plated wire that was leftover from a previous project.

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My top three jewelry-making tools are the only ones I need for this project: Round needle nose pliers, Flat needle nose pliers and wire clippers.

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First I insert my head pin through my large round disc bead, wrap a simple loop with my round needle nose pliers, and trim off the excess with my clippers.

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I always revisit my simple loop with my round needle nose pliers to close the loop.

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Now that I have two complete, I move on to the next beads. First I make simple loops at one end of my extra wire with my round nose pliers.

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Then string on a bead and finish with another simple loop, again, trim and close the loops.

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With all my pieces ready, I simply use my pliers to open the loops and connect them together.

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Then I connect them to my ear wires.

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Now we are done!

Teal and Brown Speckled Shell Earrings

Since this was a pretty simple project, I will give you an inside look at the next process I go through after I finish the jewelry.

Once I get a nice photograph or two of the earrings, I get one of my earring cards and punch holes for the earrings to hang on using my tiny hold puncher.

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I printed folding guidelines on my cards. I fold the card along these lines. However, to ensure that my cards will fit on my acrylic earring display, I use one of my display bars to bend the card around.

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Then I add my earrings and secure them with rubber earring stoppers on the back.

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All that’s left to do is write the SKU number on the back of the card, the price on the front and slip it into a bag to protect the jewelry and keep it clean.

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Like these earrings? Purchase them here!