Bali Silver Earrings Tutorial

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Hello Ladies and Gents! I certainly have been a busy crafter lately!
I've created a brand new fun tutorial working with some stunning Bali beads and Sterling Silver components from Artbeads.com as part of their blogging program.

So, what's the difference between Bali Beads and Sterling Silver?
  • Bali Beads are only made in Bali, Indonesia. Every single bead and component is hand-made, and they are well known for their intricacy. They are generally less than 92.5% silver, and so are not quite sterling. However, the Bali Beads at Artbeads.com are listed as Sterling. As more couries are attempting to mimick Bali Beads, the market is flooded with Bali-style beads. These may or may not be equally fantastic, however they are not handmade in Bali, Indonesia.
    • Want to learn more? Check out the Wiki article on Bali
  • Sterling Silver is a copper-silver allow 7.5% copper to 92.5% silver. The copper gives the alloy added strength.



What's The Plan, Stan?
These delicate earrings are fun to make and certainly pack a punch. I'm going to walk you through the process step-by-step :)

Sterling Silver Flower Drop Earrings

Ingredients:

Tools Of The Trade:
  • Wire Snips
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Round nose pliers

Process:
  • Step One: Snip off the head of the headpin, leaving you with a 2 inch piece of Sterling Silver wire. Create a wrapped loop on one end of both headpins. Add the peridot round and then the freshwater pearl.
    • A tip for working with Sterling Silver: If you've been used to working with plated findings and components, working with Sterling is going to be a bit of a pain for you. It's soft, very maleable and thus it can be a little hard to get it to do what you want it to. Take your time and be patient. A pair of nylon-tipped pliers may be helpful to prevent scratching.

  • Step Two: As you begin the second wrapped loop, add the Bali Pendant before you wrap the wire around the base.



  • Step Three: Wrap the extra wire nice and snug around the freshwater pearl. Use your needlenose pliers to make the loops on either end of the headpin perpendicular to one another so the Bali Pendant will face forward when the earrings are worn.


  • Step Five: Using your needle nose pliers, attach the sterling silver earwires to your earings.


C'est Fin!

*I have recieved these products free of charge from Artbeads.com to honestly review in this blog. I have not  been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received*

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