Joy Earrings

PROJECT PROJ-JB-E0011
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
These earrings sparkle from start to finish. They feature beautiful PRESTIGE crystal beads and pendants which catch the light from all angles, making these earrings extra sparkly and brilliant when worn.
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

These earrings are fun and easy to make. You will be making simple wire loops on top of the beads and wrapped wire loops on top of the pendants.
  1. To begin, please watch the video: How to Make a Simple Wire Loop for Jewelry Making. After you have watched the video, place the 12mm crystal round bead onto an eye pin and a make a simple wire loop on the other side. Trim your wire end.
  2. Place an 8mm briolette and 5mm round bead onto an eye pin and make a simple wire loop on the other side. Trim your wire end.
  3. Next, please watch the video: How to Make a Wrapped Wire Loop on a Pendant Using a Head Pin. Based on what you learned in the video, please cut the ball off your head pin and create a wrapped wire loop above your pendant.
  4. Now to connect your earring, do the following: open the simple wire loop on one side of your 12mm bead and connect it to the wrapped wire loop on top of your pendant. Close the loop. On the other side of the 12mm bead, open the simple wire loop on that side and link it to the segment with the briolette and round bead (link it to the loop near the briolette). Close the loop. Finally, open the loop near the 5mm round bead and connect it to your earring finding. Close the loop.
  5. Repeat the previous steps to make your other earring. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PRES-5000-LRO5 - PRESTIGE Crystal, #5000 Round Bead 5mm, Light Rose (1 Piece)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 2 package(s).

  • PRES-5000-CRYSAB12 - PRESTIGE Crystal, #5000 Round Bead 12mm, Crystal AB (1 Piece)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 2 package(s).

  • PRES-5040-ERN8 - PRESTIGE Crystal, #5040 Briolette Bead 8mm, Erinite (1 Piece)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 2 package(s).

  • PRES-6128-DEB12 - PRESTIGE Crystal, #6128 Mini Pear Pendant 12mm, Denim Blue (1 Piece)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 2 package(s).

  • FEA-1217 - Earring Findings, Ear Wire 21mm Long 20 Gauge Thick Gold-Filled (2 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package(s).

  • FHP-3028 - Head Pins, with Ball Head 2 Inches Long and 22 Gauge Thick, 22K Gold Plated (20 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FHP-6257 - Open Eye Pins, 1.5 Inches Long and 22 Gauge Thick, 22K Gold Plated (50 Pieces)
    Project uses 4 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Special Occasion
Ingredients PRES-5000-LRO5, PRES-5000-CRYSAB12, PRES-5040-ERN8, PRES-6128-DEB12, FEA-1217, FHP-3028, FHP-6257,

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.
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5000 Round Bead 5mm, Light Rose (1 Piece)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$0.51 / Package | SKU: PRES-5000-LRO5
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5000 Round Bead 12mm, Crystal AB (1 Piece)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: PRES-5000-CRYSAB12
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5040 Briolette Bead 8mm, Erinite (1 Piece)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.09 / Package | SKU: PRES-5040-ERN8
PRESTIGE Crystal, #6128 Mini Pear Pendant 12mm, Denim Blue (1 Piece)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: PRES-6128-DEB12
Earring Findings, Ear Wire 21mm Long 20 Gauge Thick Gold-Filled (2 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$7.14 / Package | SKU: FEA-1217
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: FHP-3028
Open Eye Pins, 1.5 Inches Long and 22 Gauge Thick, 22K Gold Plated (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.70 / Package | SKU: FHP-6257
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$32.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$25.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450

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