Cumulus Earrings

PROJECT E8041
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
A soothing blend of sky blue and cloudy white Swarovski Crystal pearls alternate along a Beadalon Quick Link. These earrings hang from delicate cable chain with a bali style earring hook.
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 Beads Onto a Form.
  2. Using what you have learned in the video, cut about 18 inches of wire, take one silver quick link and begin wire wrapping by going around four times with one end of the wire. Make sure that as you continue the wrapping, you are always going the same way.
  3. Onto the wire, string one blue pearl. Continue wrapping four times.
  4. Onto the wire, string on one white pearl. Continue wrapping four times.
  5. Keep alternating until you have wrapped 4 blue and 4 white pearls.
  6. When you come to the end, wrap the wire around four more times to meet up with the beginning.
  7. Snip the excess wire.
  8. Cut off 1 1/2 inches of chain.
  9. Open one jump ring and attach it to the point on the wire wrapped loop that has eight wraps on it. Attach one end of the chain to this jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  10. Open one earring hook the same way you would a jump ring and slide on the other end of the chain. Close the loop.
  11. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWP-6001 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, White
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-6031 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Light Blue
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2630 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0146 - Nunn Design Bulk Chain, Delicate Cable Links 2.5x2mm, By the Foot, Bright Silver
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-1754 - Beadalon Silver Plated Quick Links 20mm Round (22 Pcs)
    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.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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 Summer
Ingredients SWP-6001, SWP-6031, WNT-2630, CHA-0146, BMB-1754, FEA-4025, FJR-5454,

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, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.33 / Package | SKU: SWP-6001
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Light Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.33 / Package | SKU: SWP-6031
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.41 / Package | SKU: WNT-2630
Silver Plated Cable Chain, 2x2.5mm, by Nunn Design Chain, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.58 / Package | SKU: CHA-0146
Beadalon Silver Plated Quick Links 20mm Round (22 Pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 22 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: BMB-1754
Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$8.11 / Package | SKU: FEA-4025
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.11 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
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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
$16.07 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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