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Tutorial Tuesday: Totem Earrings

I found Tari’s Inside the Studio post on Friday super inspiring.  She shared her pin board of ceramic totems and that got my brain whirling around totem jewelry which led to these springing to life on my bead table.

Supplies:
4 polymer clay spacers
2 pewter bird beads
2 6mm pyrite beads
2 faceted brass beads
2 15mm brass jump rings
2 brass earwires
2 2″ copper headpins
6 11/0 copper seed beads

Directions:
1. On a headpin string one pyrite bead, seed bead, polymer clay bead, seed bead, polymer clay bead, seed bead, bird and faceted bead.  Trim wire and create a simple loop.
2. Open jump ring, string beaded dangle and earwire on, close jump ring.

Resources:
Polymer clay beads: Humblebeads. Birds: Green Girl Studios. Seed beads: Fusion Beads. All other materials: Rings & Things.

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5 Comment

  1. Reply
    Saraccino
    May 13, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    They are so adorable! 🙂

  2. Reply
    maryharding
    May 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I love that totem look. Your earrings are super cool!!

  3. Reply
    Claire Lockwood
    May 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Fabulous! Love these!

  4. Reply
    Divya N
    May 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    oflate been seeing totems everywhere

  5. Reply
    Sarah Ogren
    May 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Very sweet!

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