First up is a pair of Wise Owl Earrings perfect for the jewelry novice. For this pair, I used sterling silver jewelry findings and the small owl charms are brass with an antique silver finish. If you cannot find the charms or want something else, feel free to substitute.
|Wise Owl Earrings|
2 fishhook ear wires
2 scroll components
6 3mm open jump rings
6 small owl charms 11mm x 4 mm (It appears my supplier no longer carries them...)
|Tools and Supplies|
Jeweler's pliers (one or two pairs, depending on your preference)
|Opening the jump rings with care...|
|Adding the charms to the scroll...|
|One scroll complete...|
5. Open the loop of your fishhook ear wire by clasping it in the pliers with one hand and holding the high arch of the ear wire firmly between your thumb and index finger of your other hand. Gently twist the pliers away from you and the ring should open. Don't open too far so you don't damage the metal.
|Opening the ear wire loop with care...|
6. Slip the top loop of your scroll onto the open loop, making sure the owls are facing front. Close the loop by reversing the opening motion - gently twisting the pliers toward you.
7. Repeat these steps for the second ear wire.
|Hope you enjoyed this simple project idea!|
I hope this sweet pair of earrings gives you inspiration! I've also made these earrings with top-drilled Swarovski bicones (6mm) and it turned out very cute. Did you try another variation other than owls?