One of my favorite activities is thrifting - oh, all the things to be had! I feel lucky that my husband loves to do it as well. He brought me to this antique store months ago and I instantly knew it was going to be one of my favorite places to go. In one of my trips to there, I found a bag full of thin brass circles that I thought would be a good thing to acquire since I felt like I'm going to be using it for something at a later date, and while it has been sitting in my jewelry container for some time now, I thought of the perfect thing to use it for.
These Stone and Brass Dreamcatcher Earrings employ my favorite colors - gold and seafoam green, and my favorite stone, Amazonite. I adore how boho chic this set feels, and I'm pretty sure I'd be using it often, more so in the summer.
Here is an example of what my brass circles look like. As you can see, they're very thin and delicate. I don't know what these are really for (and if somebody knows, it would be great if you'd enlighten me), but I feel like they're sturdy enough to handle the normal wear of jewelry. I chose the not-so thin ones to be safe, and doubled my circles (one small one and one big one for each earring) for extra support.
Take your eyepin, thread your amazonite chips and loop the other end with some round-nose jewelry pliers. Now center your chips, and bend both ends upwards (as in the photos). If you're a wire novice like me, it will take a few tries to get it right, but don't give up! Make sure to use the same-sized chips as well with straight holes so your chips don't turn every which way.
Attach your amazonite chip dangle onto the larger brass circle with some jump rings.
Now take a flathead pin and thread your oval amazonite bead, or maybe a contrasting bead if you like. Loop the other end to enclose the bead, making sure you made a somewhat sizeable loop.
Attach your dangle onto the big brass circle, and insert a smaller brass circle as well (as shown in the photo).
Finally, attach the dangle onto a jump ring that connects to an earring hook and you are done!
Since I currently don't have my earring holder to show you how it dangles freely, here they are perched on a mason jar. Have I mentioned I love how they look? You can even customize them with your favorite stone!
Wondering where to get these beads? I've linked them up in the supply list - but I would like to take a moment to thank Beadmixer for supplying me with gorgeous Amazonite chips, and to Darice for supplying me with my lovely oval Amazonite beads.
What is your favorite stone? Let me know in the comments and let's chat! Have a great day crafting, friends. :)