A fabulous field of green color fills these earrings and bracelet. The green fire-polished and TOHO beads are perfectly complemented by layers of coppery Artbeads Designer Wire. Learn the technique for making these pieces in this Artbeads Cafe episode and then take a look at design variations for even more inspiration
Follow the instructions outlined in the Artbeads Cafe episode to create your bracelet using 18 and 24 gauge antique copper Artbeads Designer Wire and 6mm June bug green fire-polished beads. To make the variation with beads on the outside edges, add a TOHO 8/0 bead round in color-lined light green/topaz to each side as instructed in the video. You can finish the bracelets with an S hook clasp, as Jennie does in the video.,
Follow the same technique to create the first pair of earrings using 18 and 24 gauge antique copper wire, four June bug green beads, and TOHO seed beads on the outer edges. After the wrap on one end, add a TOHO, a June bug green bead, and another TOHO. Finish this end with a small simple loop. After the wrap on the other end, add a TOHO and finish with a wrapped loop.
Cut a length of wire approximately four inches long. Create a small wire spiral on one end of the wire.
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!