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Oasis Link Earrings

Project Info:

Quantity Needed for Project:

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: 1-2 Hours

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Oasis Link Earrings

Vintage Lever Back- Antique Silver

Ear Wires

$4.75 USD

Argentum- Fine C-Lon

C-Lon: Fine

$3.25 USD

Oasis Links- Antique Silver

Connectors

$2.00 USD

Matte Angelite- 4mm Rounds

Gem Rounds- 4mm

$16.00 USD

Matte Angelite- 6mm Rounds

Gem Rounds- 6mm

$18.00 USD

5mm Rondelles- Periwinkle Grape Picasso

Czech Rondelles- 5mm

$3.50 USD

4mm- Luster Stone Blue

4mm Czech Glass

$3.25 USD

Tierra Daisy Spacers- Antique Silver

Metal Beads

$3.75 USD

11-4201 Duracoat Galvanized Silver

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$4.95 USD

8-4201 Duracoat Galvanized Silver

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$8.95 USD

Clamshell End Tips- Antique Silver

Miscellaneous Findings

$4.25 USD

1.5 inch Head Pins- Antique Silver

Head Pins

$3.75 USD

1.5 inch Head Pins- Bright Silver

Head Pins

$3.75 USD

Mini Macramé Board by Anne Dilker

Design Boards & Storage

$9.95 USD

GS Hypo Cement

Tools

$5.35 USD

Thread Snips

Tools

$3.35 USD

Beadsmith Chain Nose Plier

Tools

$26.95 USD

Beadsmith Round Nose Plier

Tools

$24.95 USD

Beadsmith Bent Chain Nose Plier

Tools

$24.95 USD

Maxi- Shear Flush Wire Cutter

Tools

$19.95 USD

Perfect End Thread Burner

Tools

$24.95 USD

Project Map

Project and Samples by Kim Golias

Kim discovered that the TierraCast Oasis Links give you the perfect opportunity to create a teardrop earring with a built-in loop to connect a charm. Acting as attached 8/0 seed beads, the “prongs” on these components make it easy to sew into various widths and adapt to bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Each finding has two different decorative sides which makes it even more compelling.

Three 8/0 Miyuki seed beads or four 11/0s fit between the “prongs.” It’s also sized perfectly to fit a single 6mm CzechMates Tile! As you can see, the design possibilities are vast...have fun creating and follow along with Kim's great handout to help you on your way to a pair of fab earrings!

Find general ingredient quantities and ideas for Oasis Link Earrings listed above. For specific ingredients used, see lists below. Many ingredients Kim used are no longer available, so please note that each list will link you first to the broad general category for that item, and then, where possible, link you to the exact color/style used. For example, the word "earwires" will link you directly to all earwires, and then after the "-" symbol you'll be linked directly to the specific earwire used.

From left to right, as shown above:

Green Goddess - Butterfly Version
Earwires- Vintage Lever Back, Silver
Fine C-lon- Peridot
TierraCast Oasis Links- Antique Silver
Rice Beads- Unakite
5mm Czech Rondelles- Avocado w/ Picasso
Daisy Spacers- Antique Silver
Hematite Faceted RondellesSilver
11/0 Seed Beads11-4201
8/0 Seed Beads- 8-4201
Charm- Butterfly Effect, Antique Silver

 

Green Goddess - Tassel Version
20g ParaWireSilver OR Earwires
Fine C-lon- Peridot
TierraCast Oasis Links- Antique Silver
Rice Beads- Unakite
5mm Czech Rondelles- Avocado w/ Picasso
Daisy Spacers- Antique Silver
Hematite Faceted Rondelles- Silver
11/0 Seed Beads11-4201
8/0 Seed Beads- 8-4201
Tiny Tassel- Olive/Silver

 

Angelic Mist
Earwires- Vintage Lever Back, Antique Silver
Fine C-lon- Argentum
TierraCast Oasis Links- Antique Silver
4mm Stone RoundsMatte Angelite
6mm Stone Rounds- Matte Angelite
5mm Czech Rondelles- Periwinkle Grape Picasso
4mm Fire Polish- Luster Stone Blue
Czech Leaf- Heart, Luster Blue
Daisy Spacers- Antique Silver
11/0 Seed Beads11-4201
8/0 Seed Beads- 8-4201
Clamshell End Tips- Antique Silver
Head Pins- 1.5" Silver


Racer X
Earwires- from Kim's stash
Fine C-lon- Black
TierraCast Oasis Links- Antique Silver
CzechMates Tiles- Picasso Black Opaque Coral Red
Little Shadows- Black
Regular Shadows- Black
4mm Fire Polish - Vintage White
Daisy Spacers- Antique Silver
11/0 Seed Beads11-4201
Tiny TasselBlack/Silver 
Note: This version was lightly brushed with a polycrylic medium to stiffen it.  Lay flat and allow to dry overnight.

Kate's Version (made live on air 5.19.21) 
Earwires- Gold Filled w/ 3mm Bead
Fine C-lon- Latte
TierraCast Oasis Links- Antique Gold
CzechMates Tiles- Matte Hematite
Little Shadows- Black
3mm Fire Polish - Crystal
Heishi- Tierra Heishi Bright Gold
ParaWire 24G- Gold
Briolettes- Citrine


Instructions:

Step 1
Gather a variety of beads from 11/0 and 8/0 seed beads up to 6mm beads. Remember that beads are not all exactly the same size so experiment with what will fit into the Oasis finding. Before beginning find a second set of beads that fits the other component so your earrings match. 

Step 2
Cut a 10-12” strand of Fine C-lon. Start from the bottom, at the Oasis Link, and string your beads upward in a pattern of your choice. Bring your two strands together through a single bead. Tie the first half of an overhand knot and your teardrop should take shape. If it isn't to your liking, adjust the pattern until it works for you. Once you've decided on a pattern, tie a complete knot.

Step 3
Decide on your loop preference and earring finding. Two options shown here are a macramé loop and clamshell finding. 

For the macramé loop, pin your earring to a macramé board using the loop of the Oasis Link.  Without pulling too tightly, secure the  threads for the loop through a slot in your macramé board.  Cut a second strand of C-lon and macramé about 1.5 - 2” over these threads. Add a jump ring before closing the loop!  Finish by gluing and trimming your thread, thread burning the ends, or feeding your threads back up through the completed macramé knots.

For the clamshell version, feed your C-lon through the bottom hold of the clamshell.  Tie a double overhand knot, tighten, glue, and trim. Close the clamshell over the knot.
With either option allow glue to dry before trimming.

Step 4
Add earwire to the top, and a dangle at the bottom! Charms, tassels, a briolette or drop, beads on a headpin...embellish away. Check out Kim's handmade rewires on Green Goddess-Tassel Version. For a quick refresher on how to create our own Earwires, watch the Wire Olympics video from 2.6.2019, it's the last thing Kate and Emily make in the vid!


Please join us as our worldwide community gathers on Facebook and YouTube at 10:30am Pacific Time on May 19, 2021. It’s so much fun to go live with us and bead together! After the live broadcast the video will be available above.

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