Marching Nutcrackers Earrings

PROJECT E771
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Small finely detailed nutcrackers dangle from elegant gold chains in this holiday-inspired earring set. These earrings are sure to garner attention and compliments at your next holiday party.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Start by cutting two lengths of chain: one that is .75" and one that is 1.5".
  2. Place a nutcracker bead onto a head pin. Create a simple wire loop after the bead. Create a second one of these.
  3. Open the simple wire loop on top of one of the nutcrackers (the same way you would open a jump ring) and connect it to the end chain link of one of your cut chains. Close the link. Repeat with your other nutcracker and your other cut piece of chain.
  4. Open a 4mm jump ring and link onto it the end (non-nutcracker) link of each of your cut chains. Close the jump ring.
  5. Open another jump ring and connect onto this the jump ring from the last step and as well as the loop at the base of your post earring. Close the jump ring.
  6. Put an earring back onto our earring post.
  7. Happy Holidays!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-2401 - 22K Gold Plated 2mm x 2.4mm Cable Chain - By The Foot
    Project uses 4.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-3020 - Glazed Ceramic Bead - Tiny Christmas Nutcracker 8.5x16mm (2)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-5240 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1530 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Stud Post Earrings Small Beaded 8mm 1 Pair
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1012 - Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic 5.7x5mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients CHA-2401, FHP-5220, BWC-3020, FJR-5240, FEA-1530, FEA-1012,

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.
22K Gold Plated Cable Chain, 1.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-2401
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches  (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FHP-5220
Glazed Ceramic Bead - Tiny Christmas Nutcracker 8.5x16mm (2)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: BWC-3020
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-5240
Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic 5.5x5mm, 50 Pcs, Gold Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FEA-1012
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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

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