Retired - Callista Earrings

PROJECT E1029
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Beginner
Delicate gold and silver plated beads are woven into beaded beads in these dainty earrings. They call to mind a celebration, and would be perfect for the holidays, or for any special occasion.
Instructions
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Make a Beaded Bead Using Right Angle Weave Double Needle Method.
  2. Following the instructions in the video, make two beaded beads using 2.5mm silver plated metal beads and two beaded beads using 2.5mm 22k gold plated metal beads.
  3. Cut two 1.5" and two 2" lengths of 22k gold plated figaro chain.
  4. Place a beaded bead onto a 1.5", 24 gauge 22k gold plated head pin, through two of the smaller holes across from each other, making sure that the head pin goes through the center of the bead. Create a simple wire loop after the beaded bead. Repeat with three more head pins and the rest of the beaded beads.
  5. Use the loops that you created to hang each silver plated bead from a 2" length of chain and each gold plated bead from a 1.5" length of chain.
  6. Open the loop at the base of a 22k gold plated French wire earring hook. Hang the end of one shorter chain with a bead and one longer chain with a bead from the loop and close it back up. Repeat with a second earring hook and the other two chains with beads.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-5125 - Silver Plated Round Beads 2.5mm (1000)
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5126 - 22K Gold Plated Round Beads 2.5mm (1000)
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8933 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - White- 50 Yd
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-1606 - 22K Gold Plated Figaro Chain 4mm x 1.5mm - By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3071 - 22K Gold Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 18MM (25 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5216 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 24 Gauge/1.5 Inches (X50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients BMB-5125, BMB-5126, XCR-8933, CHA-1606, FEA-3071, FHP-5216,

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.
Silver Plated Round Beads 2.5mm (1000)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1000 Pieces.
$16.15 / Package | SKU: BMB-5125
22K Gold Plated Round Beads 2.5mm (1000)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1000 Pieces.
$24.29 / Package | SKU: BMB-5126
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Frost / White- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-8933
22K Gold Plated Figaro Chain, 4mm x 1.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: CHA-1606
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
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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