Stainless Steel Chain Earrings

PROJECT E8062
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Stainless steel curb and cable chains give these versatile earrings a clean and contemporary look. Complementary earring hooks and jump rings make for a sleek and cohesive design. Stainless steel is a durable metal, both tarnish resistant and water-safe.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. Because stainless steel is a stiff metal, we recommend using heavy duty flush cutters for this project.
  1. To begin, use heavy duty flush cutters to cut the following lengths of stainless steel chain: 1.5 inches of 2.2mm cable chain, 2 inches of 2.7mm curb chain, 2.5 inches 4x3mm cable chain, 2.25 inches of 2.7mm curb chain, and 1.75 inches of 2.2mm cable chain.
  2. Use pliers to open a 4mm jump ring, and slide on one end link of each of the chain lengths from step 1 in the order listed. Close the jump ring.
  3. Open the loop of your earring hook and slide it onto the jump ring between the 2.2mm cable chains so that the chain lengths fall in the order shown in the photo. Close the loop and you're all done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-0377 - Bulk Curb Chain, Flattened Links 2.7x2mm, Sold By The Foot, Stainless Steel
    Project uses 8.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0378 - Bulk Cable Chain, Oval Links 2.2x1.8mm, Sold By The Foot, Stainless Steel
    Project uses 6.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0379 - Bulk Cable Chain, Oval Links 4x3mm, Sold By The Foot, Stainless Steel
    Project uses 5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-9750 - French Ear Wire, w/ Coil and Loop 21mm, 20 Pieces, Stainless Steel
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-0001 - Jump Rings, Open 3.5mm Diameter 22 Gauge, 50 Pieces, Stainless Steel
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5603 - CHP Milano Heavy Duty Flush Cutter - Cuts Up To 2.5mm Copper Wire
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-0377, CHA-0378, CHA-0379, FEA-9750, FJR-0001,

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.
Stainless Steel Flat Curb Chain, 2.7x2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = by the foot.
$0.89 / Package | SKU: CHA-0377
Stainless Steel Cable Chain, 2.2x1.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = by the foot.
$0.89 / Package | SKU: CHA-0378
Stainless Steel Cable Chain, 4x3mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = by the foot.
$0.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-0379
French Ear Wire, w/ Coil and Loop 21mm, 20 Pieces, Stainless Steel
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: FEA-9750
Jump Rings, Open 3.5mm Diameter 22 Gauge, 50 Pieces, Stainless Steel
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.15 / Package | SKU: FJR-0001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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