Catharsis Earrings

PROJECT E8040
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Smoky crystal briolettes glisten like tears, dangling on delicate cable chain from TierraCast Evil Eyes. The links are set with striking Swarovski Chrystal metallic blue flatback stones.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. If you are new to wire wrapping, please watch the video: How to Wire Wrap a Briolette.
  2. Use flush cutters to cut 3 inches of 26 gauge wire. Using what you have learned in the video, take a Swarovski Crystal briolette and wire wrap the top of the bead, leaving the uppermost loop of your wrap uncoiled.
  3. Next, cut two 0.5 inch lengths of chain and slide the end links of each chain onto the wrapped wire loop you left open in step 2. Coil the wrap closed and trim the excess wire.
  4. To hang the briolette from the evil eye link: Use pliers to open a 4mm jump ring. Slide on the opposite end link of one of your chains from step 2. Also slide on the loop on one side of your evil eye link. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach the other 0.5 inch chain to the opposite side of the link.
  5. Now cut two 1 inch lengths of chain. Open another jump ring and slide on the end link of one of your chains. Also slide on the loop on one side of the evil eye link, beside the jump ring you used to hang your briolette in step 4. Repeat this step to attach the other 1 inch chain on the opposite side of the link.
  6. To attach your earring hook, open another jump ring and slide on the opposite two end links of your 1 inch chains. Also slide on the loop of your earring hook. Close the jump ring. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-083 - TierraCast Pewter Link, Evil Eye with Swarovski Crystal 21mmx12mm, 1 Piece, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-4507 - Swarovski Crystal, 6010 Briolette Pendants 11x5.5mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Silver Shade
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0177 - Silver Plated Bulk Chain, Round Soldered Links 2mm, By The Foot, Bright Silver
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-8570 - Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Teardrop Detail (5 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2630 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga
Ingredients FCL-083, SWC-4507, CHA-0177, FEA-8570, FJR-5454, WNT-2630,

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.
TierraCast Pewter Link, Evil Eye with Swarovski Crystal 21mmx12mm, 1 Piece, Silver Plated
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-083
Swarovski Crystal, #6010 Briolette Pendants 11x5.5mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Silver Shade
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: SWC-4507
Silver Plated Cable Chain, Round Links 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: CHA-0177
Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Teardrop Detail (5 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FEA-8570
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: WNT-2630
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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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