Chained Elegance Earrings

PROJECT E661
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Cascading lengths of chain hang elegantly from a curved archway in these striking earrings. The eye-catching silhouette and the delicacy of the parts make for a very pretty pair of earrings.
Instructions
NOTE: Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. First, cut a 6 inch length of 22 gauge gold colored craft wire using your flush cutters.
  2. Create a wrapped wire loop at one end of your cut piece of wire. Onto the wire, slide on 1 gold plated curved noodle tube bead, 1 Swarovski 4mm rondelle in crystal bronze shade, the loop at the base of your earring hook, another Swarovski 4mm rondelle in crystal bronze shade, and another gold plated curved noodle tube bead. Do not stretch this beaded segment out, let the natural curve shape take form. Make sure all the beads are snug together. After the last tube bead, create a wrapped wire loop and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  3. Cut your 22k gold plated slim rolo chain into the following lengths: 1.5", 2", and 2.5". Next, cut your 22k gold plated long and short chain into a 3" length.
  4. Open a 4mm gold plated jump ring. Place onto the jump ring the end chain link from each of the cut lengths above - in order from smallest to largest. Link this jump ring to one of the wrapped wire loops you created previously in the second step. Close the jump ring.
  5. Repeat the last step with another 4mm jump ring on the other side of your earring with the other ends of the chain lengths. Close this ring back up.
  6. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-4067 - 22K Gold Plated Curved Noodle Tube Beads 1.2mm x 13mm (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99958 - 22K Gold Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99970 - Bright 22K Gold Plated Long And Short Chain 2.5x4.5mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6013 - 22K Gold Plated Earrings Leverbacks With Shell (x10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-54301 - Swarovski Crystal, 5040 Rondelle Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal Bronze Shade
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2233 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients BMB-4067, CHA-99958, CHA-99970, FEA-6013, FJR-3914, SWC-54301, WNT-2233,

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.
22K Gold Plated Curved Noodle Tube Beads 1.2mm x 13mm (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$8.35 / Package | SKU: BMB-4067
22K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-99958
22K Gold Plated Figaro Chain, 2.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: CHA-99970
22K Gold Plated Earrings Leverbacks With Shell 14x9mm (x10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: FEA-6013
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
Swarovski Crystal, #5040 Rondelle Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal Bronze Shade
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: SWC-54301
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: WNT-2233

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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