Pompidou Earrings

PROJECT E871
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
These wonderfully modern earrings feature a long rectangular bead frame with Austrian crystal bicones trapped inside. Hanging below the geometric focal is a brilliant classic cut Austrian crystal pendant.
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.

By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To make this earring, please watch the video: How to Use Bead Frames to Make the Pompidou Earrings. In the course of the video you will learn how to trap your beads inside a bead frame and how to secure the end with a simple wire loop. You will also learn how to attach your classic cut pendant below the bead frame.
  2. Open the loop on your earring hook (the same way you would open a jump ring) and slide on the simple wire loop at the top of the bead frame. Close the loop back up.
  3. All done, enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWBB-1551 - Austrian Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 5mm, 20 Pieces, Indicolite
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-306 - Open Bead Frame, Rectangle with Drilled Through Hole 8x26mm, 4 Pieces, Matte Gold Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-106 - Nunn Design Earring Findings, Open Oval Hoop Ear Wire with Loop 15.5x44mm, 1 Pair, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6258 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-6367 - Austrian Crystal, 6430 Round Classic Cut Pendants 10mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Bermuda Blue P
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients FCO-306, FEA-106, FHP-6220, PRES-5328-IND5, PRES-6430-BRB10,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
Open Bead Frame, Rectangle with Drilled Through Hole 8x26mm, Matte Gold Tone (2 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FCO-306
Nunn Design Earring Findings, Open Oval Hoop Ear Wire with Loop 15.5x44mm, Antiqued Gold (1 Pair)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$5.69 / Package | SKU: FEA-106
Open Eye Pins, 2 Inches Long and 21 Gauge Thick, 22K Gold Plated (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: FHP-6220
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5328 Bicone Bead 5mm, Indicolite (1 Piece)
You will need 10 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$0.39 / Package | SKU: PRES-5328-IND5
PRESTIGE Crystal, #6430 Round Classic Cut Pendant 10mm, Bermuda Blue (1 Piece)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: PRES-6430-BRB10
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$25.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450
The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose

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