DMC Fiber Art Teardrop Earrings

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by DMC Design Team

DMC Fiber Art Teardrop Earrings

A combinaton of blue, green and silver you'll love to wear!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut two lengths of jewelry wire, each 5 inch long. This will be referred to as the base wire.
  • 2
    Using round nose pliers, create a 3 mm loop on each end of the base wire to create a 4 inch length of wire with a loop at each end.
  • 3
    Wrap another piece of wire directly from the roll around the full length of the base wire. Wrap the wire evenly around the base wire, leaving evenly spaced loops. Cut the wire from the roll when the base wire is covered.
  • 4
    Bend the wrapped base wire into a teardrop shaped loop. Bring the looped ends around until they touch together.
  • 5
    Beginning with Silver, tie an overhand knot around the base of the two loops to secure them together.
  • 6
    Proceed with desired string art pattern. Move the wrapped floss over one space with each loop around the teardrop shape. Continue all the way around the teardrop to create a solid thread background. Tie off the floss at the end to secure and add a drop of nail polish on the knot.
  • 7
    Next, add the Green, wrapping it in a completely different pattern, covering a different part of the background from the second color. Tie it off at the end to secure the thread to the base loop and a drop of clear nail polish.
  • 8
    Finish with the Blue Topaz, creating a slightly different pattern, covering only part of the background floss base. (Note: for steps 6, 7 and 8, there is no wrong way to do this. If you don't like the pattern you make at first, simply unwrap it and start again until you create the desired pattern. Tie it off at the end to secure the thread to the base loop. Secure knot with a drop of nail polish.)
  • 9
    Add clear nail polish to the outer edge of the base teardrop loop to secure the threads and prevent unraveling or loosening.
  • 10
    Add a jump ring through the two top loops on the base wire.
  • 11
    Add a Silver ear wire to the jump ring to complete the earring.
  • 12
    Repeat steps 1 through 11 for the second earring to complete the pair. The earrings do not need to be wrapped identically.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • DMC #317 Light Effects Floss E168 Precious Metal Effects Silver 104230931
  • DMC #317 Light Effects Floss E334 Jewel Effects Blue Topaz 104231231
  • DMC #317 Light Effects Floss E703 Precious Metal Effects Light Green Emerald 104231235
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jump Rings Jewelry Connection™ 140 pc. Silver 5 mm 104244292
  • Nicole™ Crafts Fish Hook Ear Wire 86 pc. Silver 104240694
  • Artistic Wire 20 gauge Silver Plated 104561802
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Round Nose Pliers 104584508
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Scissors