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Hi. Today I'm gonna show you how to make these Chain Tassel Earring with black finished components by TierraCast. Now since I already have one earring made I'm just going to show you the supplies that you need to make the other earring. Beginning with this is twenty gauge black finished artistic craft wire and I already have a piece cut. It's about four inches long. And I've got some small spacer beads from TierraCast in the black finish and also in the black finish a bead cone and some black finished ear wire. And last but not least the chain. You're going to need approximately 2 feet, that's one foot per earring. And what you need to do with this chain is cut it into eight segments per earring that are one and a half inches long each. So I already have one segment cut. This is how I'm going to measure the other segments. By the way this is twenty eight links long. So it's just under an inch and a half. So I have my first segment threaded on my wire. I'm just going to thread the rest of my chain on to the wire and line them up. Cut it exactly where I need to cut using my flush cutters. So now I have two segments that are exactly the same length. I'm going to make eight of those. I'm going to go ahead and do that really quickly. Now that I have all eight of my segments cut exactly the same length, I can set them aside and I'm going to make a wrapped wire loop towards one end of the wire. It's going to be a generous size too because you have to accomandate all of those pieces of wire. So about half way down your round nose pliers. This is how I make my wrapped wire loops. I know some people use two pairs of pliers. I just use my fingers. So now that I have the beginning of the wrapped wire loop, I'm going I'm going to open it slightly. I'm going to thread on my chain segments. Now that I have all of my chain segments on the beginning of my wire loop, I can complete that wrapped wire loop. I'm going to grab it right above the chain as best I can. And give it a couple of wraps around itself. Two should be good. I will trim off the excess wire right there. And give that tail a good squeeze. Now I'm ready to insert my tassel into the bead cone. Now that I have the chain tassels in the bead cone, I can thread on one of my spacer beads. I'm going to push down as much as I can to get the wire in the bead cone as far it could go. Now I just want to make a simple loop right about here. So I'm going to take my chain nose pliers and I will fold the wire at an ninety degree angle to the bead cone. And I'm going to cut it off about a half an inch maybe a little less. I'm going to take my round nose pliers and make a simple loop like so. THe only thing left to do at this point is to either open this simple loop or the loop at the bottom of your earring hook. You going to be doing that the same way that you would open a jump ring. Once it's open, you thread it through the other loop and twist it shut again. And there you have it. That's how you make this lovely pair of Chain Tassel Earrings. Go to for all of your beading supplies needs!

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