Glamorous Starfish Earrings

PROJECT E3033
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Make these earrings by combining a gorgeous Beadelle Crystal pave bead with a whimsical black sea glass starfish bead. The result is an unexpected mix of glamor and whimsy.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. With your flush cutters, cut two lengths of chain that each measure 11 links long.
  2. With your chain nose pliers, open the loop on your earring hook and slide on the last link from one end of one length of chain. Close the loop back up. Set aside.
  3. Next, using your flush cutters, snip off the head of a headpin and create a simple wire loop with your round nose pliers. Snip off any excess wire with your flush cutters.
  4. Slide on your sea glass starfish bead and then create another simple wire loop. Make sure to make this loop as close to the back center of the starfish bead as you can. Snip off any excess wire with your flush cutters.
  5. Open the simple wire loop at the top of the starfish bead (how you would a jump ring) and slide on the last link from the other end of that same length of chain. Close the loop back up.
  6. Next, open the simple wire loop that is on the bottom portion of your starfish bead, (again, like how you would a jump ring) and slide on the last link from one side of your second length of chain and close.
  7. Then slide onto a headpin: 1 seed bead, 1 beadelle pave bead and another seed bead. Create a simple wire loop with your round nose pliers, and snip off any excess wire.
  8. Open the simple wire loop (again, how you would a jump ring) and slide on the last link from the other side of the length of chain that is attached to the bottom of your starfish bead. Close the loop with your pliers. Refer to the photo for assistance.
  9. You're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9706 - Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Round Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-10100 - Cultured Sea Glass, Large Starfish Beads 20mm, 4 Pieces, Jet Black
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BDLL-6102 - Beadelle Crystal 10mm Round Pave Bead - Chocolate Brown / Lt Col. Topaz (1 Pc)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FEA-3071 - 22K Gold Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 18MM (25 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5215 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1.5 Inches (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-9001 - Czech Tri-Cut Seed Beads 10/0 'Gold Premium' (1 Strand/360 Beads)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Nautical
Ingredients CHA-9706, BGL-10100, BDLL-6102, FEA-3071, FHP-5215, BCS-9001,

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.
Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-9706
22K Gold Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 22mm (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: FEA-3071
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1.5 Inches (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FHP-5215
Czech Tri-Cut Seed Beads 10/0 'Gold Premium' (1 Strand/360 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: BCS-9001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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