Scalloped Bar Chain Earrings

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PROJECT E8063
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This draped earring design uses 18mm scalloped bar chain links connected with 4x3mm oval jump rings. Cable chain tapers at the top to a dagger shaped earring post for a clean and modern look. The third hand tool comes in very handy for assembling this design!
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. Note: These earrings use approximately 14 inches of bar chain in the design; however, you will need to purchase at least 28 inches to account for the removal of links (as demonstrated in the video).
  1. Please watch the video: How to Use the Third Hand Tool to Make Jewelry with Bar Chain. In this video, you will learn from start to finish how to create this design using 18mm scalloped chain links. First you will see how to separate the chain links. Next, you will see how to use the third hand tool to assist in the design process. Then you will see how to connect the chain links in the configuration shown using 3x4mm oval jump rings. You will also see how to attach an earring hook. The video offers additional tips for designing jewelry with bar chain using the third hand tool.
This design would work well with various shapes and sizes of bar chain.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-08020 - Gold Plated Bulk Chain, Scalloped Bar Links 18mm, By The Foot, Bright Gold
    Project uses 28 inches. You will need 3 packages.

  • CHA-2401 - 22K Gold Plated 1.8mm X 2mm Cable Chain - By The Foot
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3921 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Oval 21 Gauge 3x4mm (50)
    Project uses 34 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-02006 - Earring Posts, Dagger with Loop 15mm 12 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1015 - Earring Backs, Medium Clutch 5.5mm, 100 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0328 - Third Hand Tool For Jewelry Repair, Includes Alligator Clips / Magnifier / Cast Iron Base
  • 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-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-08020, CHA-2401, FJR-3921, FEA-02006, FEA-1015,

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.
Gold Plated Scalloped Bar Chain, 18mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.59 / Package | SKU: CHA-08020
22K Gold Plated Cable Chain, 1.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-2401
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Oval 21 Gauge 3x4mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.57 / Package | SKU: FJR-3921
Earring Posts, Dagger with Loop 15mm 12 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FEA-02006
Earring Backs, Medium Clutch 5.5mm, 100 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.19 / Package | SKU: FEA-1015

Tools and Other Supplies:

Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Bent Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$25.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450

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