Retired - Pyrite Spike Earrings

Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Antiqued gold spike charms adorn a length of pretty pyrite chain in these fun, boutique-style earrings.

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. The supplies listed include an extra inch of the gemstone chain. You'll need this to make up for lost links when the chain is cut.
  1. Begin by finding one of the cut ends on your pyrite chain and cut away the link that's been cut through. Keep in mind that this might take a couple of connected dangles with it.
  2. Measure 2" and find the closest joint in the chain. Then cut away the next link, ensuring that you cut only the next link and not the last link in your 2" piece.
  3. Use a pair of chain nose pliers to open the loop on your gold plated earring hook, how you would a jump ring.
  4. Slide on one end of the chain by the loop at the end of the first link. Close the earring loop.
  5. Next, using your chain nose pliers, open a gold plated jump ring, slide on the loop from one antiqued gold spike charm. Attach the jump ring onto one of the top loops of chain and close.
  6. Repeat this process and attach five more spike charms via their open jump rings. Space out the charms equally. See photo for placement assistance.
  7. You're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHX-1315 - Vermeil Gold Wire Wrapped Gemstone Chain, 3.5mm Pyrite Rondelles, 1 Inch
    Project uses 5 inches. You will need 5 packages.

  • FJR-5457 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-09090 - Lead-Free Pewter, Spike Charm 6.5x12.5mm, 6 Pieces, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FEA-3071 - 22K Gold Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 18MM (25 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. 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
Ingredients FJR-5457, FEA-3071,

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.
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5457
Earring Findings, French Ear Wire Hook 22mm, Gold Plated (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$4.77 / Package | SKU: FEA-3071
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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