Fuchsia Flower Earrings, a Project How-to

by Debra Lowe.
(Denver, Colorado USA)

Fuchsia Flower Earrings, a Project How-to by Debra Lowe - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

 

Enjoy this lovely guest tutorial by Debra Lowe!

I made these little earrings as an experiment and thought I would share the finished earrings and explain how to make some for yourself.

You’ll need:

  • 10 small glass leaf beads with a crossway hole at the top
  • 4 Baroque pearls in a bud shape
  • wire of your metal choice, I used brass
  • 2 petal shaped bead caps
  • 2 small green crystal beads
  • Brass ear wires

The caps, wire color and glass bead colors are up to you, I used pink leaf beads and burgundy baroque pearls.

Fuchsia Flower Earrings, a Project How-to by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Slip a fair length of wire through 5 of the leaf beads and manipulate into a circle, twist the wires so the petals are snug.

Fuchsia Flower Earrings, a Project How-to by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Wire 2 baroque pearls (flat sides together) twist to snug it up and make a pin. Use the twisted part as a head/eye pin and go up through the circle of leaf beads and manipulate it to the look you want for your flower.

Fuchsia Flower Earrings, a Project How-to by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Slip a petal cap on the wire, then a little green crystal and curl the wire into a loop to attach to the ear wire.

Fuchsia Flower Earrings, a Project How-to by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Finished earrings. I hope I have explained this well enough to understand, if not feel free to ask~

Debra Lowe
Rosebuds n Pearls

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  • Debra, thank you so much for generously sharing this beautiful fuchsia flower tutorial! A lovely wire and bead project for Spring and Summer!

  • Moogie says:

    These are so cute & great for Spring/Summer!
    Questions: what gauge wire & estimate length— I’d guess 12 inches for petals & a bit less for pearls.
    It looks like you used a smaller bead cap under the petal cap?
    Nice pic of the 2 twisted wires????
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Hi Moogie,
    Thanks much for your comments. For the wiring of the leaves and the pearls I used 22 gauge. And yes there is a sort of “cap” under the petal cap. It is actually a small metal washer that I dapped to a cup shape. It isn’t necessary for the earring, but raised the cap a bit…to where I wanted it. Thanks for looking~

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