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.


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.


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.


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.


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



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


Then I connect them to my ear wires.


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.


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.


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



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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