A couple summers ago I made myself a pair of diamond colorblock earrings in orange and gold. Blair fell in love with them and wanted a pair too, so I made her an aqua and gold set. We got the bright idea to share our colors so we each ended up with a mismatched pair. I loved the two-tone mismatched combination so much that I have made multiple mismatched pairs since. Below is an easy tutorial on how to make your own. Since seed beads come in every color imagineable you can have lots of fun choosing your favorite colors! If you make your own pair be sure to post a photo to our Facebook page!
Have fun, Hayley
You will need: flat and round pliers, clippers, your choice of bead colors, earring wires and 28 guage wire.
First cut a 15-inch length of wire and fold it in half. String on 3 beads to begin your diamond. Taking one end of the wire string back through 2 out of the 3 beads to create the point to your diamond. Next string on 3 beads on one end of the wire and take the other end to string back through to secure the new row of beads. Continue this process until you have a row with 10 beads in your bottom color. You are now ready to switch over to your top color, repeat 10 beads in the new color.
Continue decreasing beads by one for each row until you have the last row of a single bead. Next twist the wire ends twice and, using your flat pliers, bend the wire over to a 90 degree angle. Using your round pliers create a loop for your earring wire and finally twist the remaining wire below your finished loop.
The last step is to secure your color blocked diamond with the handmade loop in the loop of the earring wire. Repeat the whole process with your second selected color to finish off your earring set!