Rainbow Inspired Earrings

Introduction: Rainbow Inspired Earrings

After rain clouds fill the sky, there's a rare chance a rainbow shall appear. This phenomenon invokes emotions like wonder and hope. These emotions inspired this design to bring a new take on a gift from nature.

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Step 1: Materials

Assortment of fuse beads for each color of the rainbow
Circle or flower pegboard
2 jump rings
2 earring hooks
Ironing board
Ironing paper
Flat surface
Round nose pliers

Step 2: Set Up

From the center of the pegboard skip the first and second row.

Step 3: First Row

On the third row, use tweezers to place fuse beads in this order.
2 orange
1 red
8 yellow
1 red

Step 4: Second Row

In the next row, start at the second orange. Put the beads in the following order.
4 yellow
1 red
3 green
3 blue
3 orange
3 yellow

Step 5: Last Row

In the last row, star above the red bead in the second row. Place in this order.
3 purple
3 green
1 red
8 purple
1 red
2 blue
3 orange
3 purple

Step 6: Iron Prep

Set up the ironing board, turn iron on between 4 and 5 (turn steam off). Gently place pegboard on ironing board.

Step 7: Iron

Put ironing paper on pegboard. Press iron on the pegboard. Begin moving the iron in a circular motion. After 30 seconds, lift iron. If beads fused stop. If not, iron for 5-10 seconds.

Step 8: Lift and Flip

Lift ironing paper off beads. Remove beads from pegboard. Flip circle over. Repeat step 8 and 9.

Step 9: Second Circle

As the first ring cools repeat steps 1-9.

Step 10: Jump Ring

Use pliers to open jump rings. Insert jump ring through a bead. If inserting is difficult, use pliers to widen the bead.

Step 11: Earring Hook

Slip earring hook to the jump ring. Use pliers to close jump ring.

Step 12: Repeat

Repeat step 11 and 12 for the other circle.

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