Retired - Katarina Earrings

Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
These feminine earrings feature Preciosa Czech crystal bicone beads in Jet Hematite wire-wrapped within pretty antiqued silver connector links. The outcome is a striking, vintage-inspired accessory.

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.

By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by opening up a jump ring with your pliers and slide on the loops from one side of two antiqued silver plated long curved connector links. Close the jump ring. The top corner of the connector links should lay on top of each other forming a pointed edge. Refer to the photo for reference.
  2. Now onto that jump ring, slide on another jump ring and close.
  3. Open the loop of your earring hook (how you would a jump ring) and slide on that second jump ring and close the loop.
  4. Next, open up another jump ring and repeating what you did above, slide on the bottom two loops of your antiqued silver plated long curved connector links. Before closing, also slide on your antiqued silver plated filigree diamond connector link (through the opening at the top) and close.
  5. Now it is time to wire wrap your Preciosa Czech crystal bicone beads onto your earring form.
  6. Cut 10 inches of wire with your flush cutters.
  7. Then watch the video on How to Wire Wrap Rows of Beads onto a Form.
  8. Following what you learned in the video and referring to the photo for assistance, begin your wire wrapping up near the top of the form. Make 5 tight wraps, string on 3 Jet Hematite bicone beads, draw the wire across the form horizontally, and make some more tight wraps as shown in the video.
  9. Continue this process until you have three rows of three beads each.
  10. After all of these have been wrapped onto the form, snip off any excess wire with your flush cutters and tighten the coils using your pliers. You can also use your pliers to change the shape of the wire the beads are strung on, to form a more curved line.
  11. That's it!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WCR-2840 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 28 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Stainless Steel
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-7007 - Antiqued Silver Plated Ornate Filigree Diamond Connector Links 21mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5414 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads 'Jet Hematite' (50)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3092 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-5001 - Antiqued Silver Plated Long Curved Gorgeous Connector Beads 44mm (4 Connectors)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients FJR-3092,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4.5mm 21 Gauge (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-3092
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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