Retired - Atacama Earrings

PROJECT E8050
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Mixed metals and etched Czech glass combine on a loop of fine snake chain to create an earthy, delicate effect. A crimp cord end attaches the chain to the earring hook for a clean, secure finish.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by using flush cutters to cut 3.25 inches of snake chain.
  2. Onto your chain, string on the following beads: 5 silver, 1 drop, 2 silver, 1 drop, 2 silver, 1 drop, 2 silver, 1 drop, 2 silver, 1 drop, 5 silver.
  3. Slide both ends of your chain into a crimp cord end bead, and crimp the bead.
  4. Use pliers to gently open the loop at the base of your earring hook. Slide on the loop of the crimp cord end from the previous step, then close the loop of your earring hook. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-228 - Czech Glass Beads, Teardrop 6x4mm, 25 Pieces, Etched Crystal Sliperit
    Project uses 10 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-248 - True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads, Faceted Round 2mm, 200 Pieces, Etched Crystal Full Chrome
    Project uses 36 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99912 - Antiqued Copper Plated Fine Snake Beading Chain 1mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 6.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2319 - Sterling Silver Cord Ends / Crimp Beads With Loop 1.7mm x 2mm - 1mm Hole(10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4025 - Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Boho, Autumn
Ingredients BCP-228, BCP-248, CHA-99912, FCR-2319, FEA-4025,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass Beads, Teardrop 6x4mm, 25 Pieces, Etched Crystal Sliperit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$1.24 / Package | SKU: BCP-228
Antiqued Copper Plated Fine Snake Beading Chain, 1mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: CHA-99912
Sterling Silver Cord Ends / Crimp Beads With Loop 1.7mm x 2mm - 1mm Hole(10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: FCR-2319
Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$12.95 / Package | SKU: FEA-4025
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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