Chandelier Earrings

Chandelier Earrings

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

1 foot fine sterling chain w/open links
10 24g sterling silver headpins
9" 24g sterling wire (half hard)
1 pair sterling ear wires
20 sterling spacers
22 4mm crystals
12 6mm crystals

Instructions

Step 1 – Cut wire: 2 pieces 1 1/2″, 2 pieces 3″.

Step 2 – Cut chain: 8 pieces 1/2″, 4 pieces 3/4″, 2 pieces 1 1/4″

Step 3 – With one 3″ piece of wire create a wire wrap loop & attach to earwire.

Step 4 – Add one 6mm bead. Place the tip of the chin-nose plier against the bead and bend wire to a 90ْ angle.

Step 5 – Make loop bringing the wire tail back to a right angle.

Step 6 – Slip two 1/2″ pieces of chain into the loop.

Step 7 – Wrap wire until it meets the base of the bead. Trim wire & tuck end down.

Step 8 – Make a simple loop on the end of the 1 1/2″ piece of wire, link onto one of the pieces of chain dangling from the earwire.

Step 9 – String 4mm beads & chain on wire alternating in this pattern.

Step 10 -Trim wire to 1/4″. Make loop after the last bead and link to the other piece of chain attached to earwire, bend gently to shape.

Step 11 -String a 4mm bead, a spacer, a 6mm bead and another spacer onto each of the headpins.

Step 12 -Male a loop & attach to the ends of the chain.

Step 13 -Go out on the town & show off your amazing new earrings.

This project was contributed by Beadstudio.com Visit their website for beading supplies, projects, classes and articles

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