Quick & Easy DIY Jewelry: Ancient Queen Earrings

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Designer: Kat Silvia
In this video you will see how to make the Ancient Queen Earrings from start to finish. You will learn how to use Austrian crystal bicones with large hole beads and chain to create the classic silhouette of a dangling earring.

The brand name for the crystals shown in this video is no longer available. High quality Austrian crystals are now available under the PRESTIGE™ Crystal Components line.

Audio Transcript
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hi this is kat with beadaholique.com and Rob's key bicones as our little bead aligners for this project we're gonna hang it from a little bit of Rolo chain and I have some ball head pins here I'm also gonna be using an earring post this is gonna be a little bit of a heavier earring so I wanted to really give it some stability and then I have some jump rings here to help me finish that so we're just gonna use some really basic tools we're gonna need a couple of pairs of chain nose pliers I have a pair of flush cutters and a pair of round nose pliers so if you have everything ready to go let's get started okay so we're gonna begin by taking one of our ball head pins here and we're gonna slide on one of our 8 millimeter bicones and let that sit all the way down at the bottom now go ahead and take your large hole bead and we're gonna slide that down and it's gonna kind of cover most of that little bead there at the bottom and that's okay if it kind of looks like it's wobbly because we're gonna take our second bicone slip that on and when it sits it's gonna sit right inside there so we're making a really beautiful kind of sparkly component almost like a little chandelier component so we're just gonna keep that nice and close to the bottom I'm gonna come in with my round nose pliers and just gently Bend that back come in and wrap it up and over the top we're just gonna make a little simple wire loop keeping this nice and delicate and wrapping it around once over the top we're gonna remove our round nose pliers come in with our flush cutters and snip there we go we can set our little scrap aside so we have our little component here now at the bottom now I've already pre-cut my chain and I've decided to go with about one and a half inches of chain you can go of course longer it is entirely up to you but one and a half inches actually gonna give me about a three inch bracelet because my component or excuse me a three inch earring because my component is so large and it's gonna drop from that nice little earring post so it is entirely up to you how much you want it to go down so what you can do is you can actually go ahead and open up that little loop and we're gonna slip on our chain now if you have a whole foot of chain you can start this way and then sort of adjust and hold it up and see what feels right this is sort of if you wanted to you can use a shorter chain you can of course use a much longer chain it is entirely up to you and then finally we're going to complete this by opening up one jump ring here and I'm gonna get my other chain nose pliers just give it a little gentle twist now this is a four millimeter 20 gauge jump ring I wanted to use a nice good gauge there again because this is a little bit thicker I'm gonna slip that on and I'm going to slip on my earring post and come in and just close that up just like so making sure we have a nice good strong closure alright and then again because this is going to be just a little bit of a heavier earring it's not heavy but it's just you know no not lightweight I'm gonna use a nice little bullet clutch with that nice little plastic backing so it gives us some nice stability to the back so that is how to make the ancient Queen earrings you can get all of these supplies by heading over to beadaholique.com and if you're new here be sure to hit that subscribe button below to get all the latest from beadaholique

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