Autumn Leaf Centerline Earrings

PROJECT E8070
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Oak leaf accents and Miyuki Delica 11/0 seed beads add charming seasonal flare to these flashy earrings. The design uses slim rolo chain delicately draped from beaded Centerline pendants.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Add Beads to a Centerline Pendant. Using what you have learned in the video, cut 30 inches of Nymo thread and string Miyuki Delica 11/0 seed beads onto your Centerline pendant in the following order: brown, orange, yellow, tan. Repeat this pattern four more times, then add one more of each brown, orange, and yellow bead for a total of 23 seed beads. Tie off and weave in your thread as shown in the video.
  2. Use flush cutters to cut the following lengths of rolo chain: two 0.5 inch lengths; one 0.75 inch length; three 1.5 inch lengths, and one 2 inch length. Then separate 6 oak leaf charms by clipping the links attaching the charm chain. Set aside.
  3. To hang your Centerline pendant: Use pliers to open a 4mm jump ring, and slide on the off-set hole on one side of your pendant. Also slide on the end link of one of your 1.5 inch chains. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to add chain to the other side of your pendant.
  4. To drape chain from below your Centerline pendant: Open another 4mm jump ring and slide on the end links of one 1.5 inch chain, and one 2 inch chain. Also slide on one of the jump rings you attached to your Centerline pendant in step 3. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach the opposite end links of these same two chains to the jump ring on the other side of your Centerline pendant.
  5. To hang chain dangles and an earring hook above your Centerline pendant: Open a 6mm jump ring and slide on the end link of one of your 1.5 inch chains from step 3. Then slide on the end links of one 0.5 inch chain, one 0.75 inch chain, and one 0.5 inch chain. Lastly, slide on the end link of the 1.5 inch chain on the opposite side of your Centerline pendant. Now slide on the bottom loop of your earring hook. Note: Position your earring hook so that the earring faces forward with the jump ring attachments from step 4 at the back of the design. Close the jump ring.
  6. To attach leaf charms above your Centerline pendant: Open a 4mm jump ring and slide on the following: 1 tan seed bead, 1 leaf charm, 1 tan seed bead. Also slide on the end link of one 0.5 inch chain from the previous step. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach leaf charms to your other two hanging chains, this time sliding on yellow seed beads with the leaf charm on the other 0.5 inch chain, and orange seed beads with the leaf charm on the centermost 0.75 inch chain (see photo for reference).
  7. To attach leaf charms below your Centerline pendant: Follow the process described in the above step, this time sliding your jump ring with orange seed beads and leaf charm onto the center link of the lowermost 2 inch chain. Then count 10 links up one side, and slide on a jump ring with yellow seed beads and leaf charm. Repeat this step to attach a jump ring on the opposite side of the 2 inch chain with tan seed beads and leaf charm. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-0886 - Centerline Beadable Pendant Link, with Rectangular Cutout and Holes 8x35mm, 1 Piece. Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • DB-2063 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Luminous Mix 3 DB2063
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8916 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Golden Yellow 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99958 - 22K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
    Project uses 17 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHX-2002 - Charm Chain, Oak Leaf 10mm, Gold Plated, Cut to Order, by the Inch
    Project uses 1.5 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-5452 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5465 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4030 - Bali Style 1 Ball Gold Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0023 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Bent Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Theme Autumn
Ingredients PND-0886, DB-2063, XCR-8916, CHA-99958, CHX-2002, FJR-5452, FJR-5465, FEA-4030,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Centerline Beadable Pendant Link, with Rectangular Cutout and Holes 8x35mm, 1 Piece. Gold Plated
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: PND-0886
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Luminous Mix 3 DB2063
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: DB-2063
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Golden Yellow 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8916
22K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-99958
Charm Chain, Oak Leaf 10mm, Gold Plated, Cut to Order, by the Inch
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: CHX-2002
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-5452
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: FJR-5465
Bali Style 1 Ball Gold Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$13.59 / Package | SKU: FEA-4030
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Bent Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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