Costa Brava Earrings

PROJECT E868
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
The Costa Brava earrings look primed for a stroll along the promenade of a Mediterranean beach town. These earrings feature Swarovski crystal pear pendants and beaded beads created with Swarovski crystal bicones.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin the design process of these earrings by creating a beaded bead with the bicones. You can learn how to do this by watching the video: How to Make a Beaded Bead Using Right Angle Weave Double Needle Method. Once you have made your beaded bead, set it aside.
  2. Next, please watch the video: Quick Tip: How to Convert a Head pin to an Eye pin. Create two eye pins from headpins.
  3. Onto one eye pin, place a round Swarovski bead. Create a simple wire loop after the bead.
  4. Thread the second eye pin through your beaded bead, making sure it goes through an area where it will not pull right out. Create a simple wire loop where it exits the beaded bead.
  5. Now open and attach a jump ring to your pear pendant. Before closing the jump ring, link it to the simple wire loop at the base of your beaded bead. Close the jump ring. Now open the simple wire loop at the base of your round bead and link it to the other loop exiting your beaded bead. Close it back up. Finally open the loop at the base of your earring hook and connect it to the simple wire loop on the other side of your round bead. Close it back up.
  6. All done, enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWBI-14415 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Tangerine
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • FJR-03069 - 14K Gold Filled Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-010 - V-Shaped French Ear Wire, with Loop 36x17.5mm, 2 Pieces, 14K Gold Filled
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-2521 - 14K Gold Filled Head pins 24 Ga./2 Inches (X10)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-6389 - Swarovski Crystal, 6106 Pear Pendant 16mm, 2 Pieces, Majestic Blue
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-06582 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Majestic Blue
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-010 - Miyuki Dura-Line Braided Beading Thread, 18lb Test 0.15mm (0.006) Thick, 20 Meters, White
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5488 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Round Nose Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients SWBI-14415, FJR-03069, FEA-010, FHP-2521, SWCR-6389, SWC-06582, XCR-010,

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.
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Tangerine
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: SWBI-14415
14K Gold Filled Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$9.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-03069
V-Shaped French Ear Wire, with Loop 36x17.5mm, 2 Pieces, 14K Gold Filled
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-010
14K Gold Filled Head pins 24 Ga./2 Inches (X10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$14.99 / Package | SKU: FHP-2521
Swarovski Crystal, #6106 Pear Pendant 16mm, 2 Pieces, Majestic Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$5.09 / Package | SKU: SWCR-6389
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Majestic Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.89 / Package | SKU: SWC-06582
Miyuki Dura-Line Braided Beading Thread, 18lb Test 0.15mm (0.006
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-010
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Round Nose Pliers
$23.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-5488
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.88 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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