Retired - Nightfall Earrings

PROJECT E2178
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
A Dark Rainbow Swarovski Crystal draws the eye into this elegant drop earring for a beautiful statement design that adds a touch of sparkle shimmering in the moonlight.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by setting the stone into the setting. You can do this by using a popsicle stick or the side of a nylon jaw pliers. Please watch our video here to see this easy technique. Once your stone is in the setting, set it aside.
  2. Using your flush cutters, cut off 8 inches of beading wire.
  3. On to this beading wire string one 8mm crystal and slide this down to the center of the wire.
  4. Then, on one side of the wire string on one silver bead, one 6mm crystal, one silver bead, one 6mm crystal, one silver bead, one 4mm crystal, one silver bead, one 4mm crystal, one silver bead and one 4mm crystal. The repeat this on the other side of the wire.
  5. Next string each end of the wire through the two holes of the set stone.
  6. Then on one side string one 4mm crystal, one silver bead, one 4mm crystal, one silver bead, and one 4mm crystal. Repeat on the other strand.
  7. Take both wires up through one silver bead and one 6mm crystal.
  8. Onto both wires string on one crimp bead and one closed jump ring. Thread the wire back down through the crimp tube. Pull snug and adjust the wires to get them nice and even. Then using the crimpers, crimp the crimp tube. Use you flush cutters to trim any excess wire. Add a crimp cover.
  9. Finally, open the loop of the earring hook, same as you would a jump ring and attach it to the jump ring. Close the loop and you're all done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWC-0815 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Jet
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0615 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Jet
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0415 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Jet
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWCR-1197 - Swarovski Crystal, 1122 Rivoli Fancy Stones 14mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Rainbow Dark Foiled
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-4405 - Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stone Setting, Fits 1122 14mm Rivoli, 2 Pieces, Rhodium Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3923 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 3mm (50)
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-9421 - Large French Ear Wire, 16mm Long 22 Gauge Wire, 20 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4121 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1055 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 5mm (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1720 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67533 - Beadalon Wire Satin Silver 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 16 Inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients SWC-0815, SWC-0615, SWC-0415, SWCR-1197, SWCR-4405, BMB-3923, FEA-9421, FJR-4121, FCR-1055, FCR-1720, XCR-67533,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. 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.
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Jet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: SWC-0815
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Jet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: SWC-0615
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Jet
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$3.04 / Package | SKU: SWC-0415
Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stone Setting, Fits #1122 14mm Rivoli, 2 Pieces, Rhodium Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: SWCR-4405
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: BMB-3923
Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: FJR-4121
Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 5mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$9.25 / Package | SKU: FCR-1055
The Beadsmith Crimp Tubes, 2.5x2.5mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: FCR-1720
Beadalon Wire
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.55 / Package | SKU: XCR-67533
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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