Retired - Autumn Elegance Earrings

PROJECT E693
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
The colors of Fall radiate from these earrings as clusters of copper, burgundy, and gold pearls and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals dangle from delicate chains. Completing the look are swaged gold chains below the pearls and crystals, creating a cascading chandelier effect.
Instructions
Please remember to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Separate out 2 scalloped curved bars from you chain. Just cut the little ring between them to separate.
  2. Snip a length of bright gold plated cable circle chain that is 11 links long.
  3. You are going to start this project by making all of the crystal and pearl dangles. To make each one, you will need to cut 3" of 24 gauge craft wire. Make a wrapped wire loop on one end and make sure to snip off excess wire from your wrapping and press the rough end into the wraps. Onto the wire that remains, place any combination of a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 4mm bicone in crystal copper, a burgundy red funky nugget pearl, and a dark goldenrod cultured flat pearl. For this project I never used more then 3 items total for a single dangle, and most dangles had 2 of the previously listed items on them, but you can do whatever you like. After the last bead begin to make a wrapped wire loop, but BEFORE you make your wrappings, slip one of the chain links from the previously cut cable circle chain into the loop and then continue with your wrappings. Snip off excess wire and press the rough end into the wrappings. Make a total of 14 of these and attach then to your chain length. One quick note: do not attach them to the first or last link on your cut chain.
  4. Cut 4 lengths of cable circle chain, 5 links long each.
  5. Open a 3mm gold colored jump ring and link onto it one end of your 11 link long chain with dangles on it. Also link onto this jump ring one of the scalloped bars (there is a little hole on each side) and one of your cut 5 link long chain pieces. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step on the other side of the scalloped bar with the other end of your 11 link long chain (with dangles) and another cut 5 link long chain piece.
  6. Open another 3mm jump ring and link onto it the end of one of the previously attached cut 5 link long chains, another scalloped curved bar, and another 5 link long chain. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step on the other side of the earring.
  7. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook (the same way you would a jump ring) and place onto it the end links of the two 5 link long chains from the last step. Close the loop back up.
  8. Almost done!
  9. Cut 1 length of chain that is 3 inches long and 1 length of chain that is 4 inches long.
  10. Open a 3mm jump ring and connect it to the end link of both chains. Also link this jump ring to the 1st link of your 11 link long (with dangles) chain that is already attached to your earring. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step with another jump ring, connecting it to the other end links of the 2 chains and the 11th chain link of your 11 link long (with dangles) chain.
  11. All done!
  12. Have fun wearing these!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9978 - Bright Gold Plated Cable Circle Chain 3mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHA-98852 - Bright Gold Plated Curved 12.5mm Bar Scalloped Chain Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2433 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 84 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1413 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal Copper
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3071 - 22K Gold Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 18MM (25 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • PEP-0002 - Burgundy Red Funky Nugget Cultured Pearls 3-7mm (16 Inch Strand)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PEC-2022 - Dark Goldenrod Cultured Flat Round Pearls 4-8mm (16 Inch Strand)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5230 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Autumn
Ingredients CHA-9978, CHA-98852, WNT-2433, SWBI-1413, FEA-3071, PEP-0002, PEC-2022, FJR-5230,

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.
Gold Plated Cable Chain, Circle Link 3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: CHA-9978
Gold Plated Scalloped Bar Chain, 12.5mm, by The Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: CHA-98852
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.85 / Package | SKU: WNT-2433
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal Copper
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1413
22K Gold Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 22mm (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: FEA-3071
Burgundy Red Funky Nugget Cultured Pearls 3-7mm (16 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: PEP-0002
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm 22 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5230
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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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