Retired - Captured Crystal Christmas Tree Earrings

PROJECT E792
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Capture the spirit of Christmas with these elegant and enchanting holiday earrings. A snowy white Swarovski crystal pave thread ring surrounds a vibrant crystal Christmas tree while silver filled findings complete the look.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Take a head pin and place it through one of the holes in your pave thread ring. You want the pin to go from the outside of the ring through to the inside. Only go through one of the holes.
  2. Place onto the head pin one of each of the following: 12mm margarita bead, 10mm, margarita bead, 8mm margarita bead, 6mm margarita bead, and a 3mm bicone.
  3. Carefully slide the head pin into the second hole in the pave thread ring (making sure all your beads stay on the pin). You should now have the "Christmas tree" captured within the thread ring.
  4. Create a wrapped wire loop on the outside of the ring. Snip off excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook (the same way you would a jump ring) and slide on the wrapped wire loop from the step above. Close the earring hook loop.
  6. Happy Holidays!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-1201 - Silver Filled Long Flattened Ear Wire 18.5mm (10 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-8011 - Silver Filled Head Pins 24 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-9816 - Swarovski Crystal, 3700 Flower Margarita Beads 12mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Vitrail Medium UNF
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-8704 - Swarovski Crystal, 3700 Flower Margarita Beads 10mm, 6 Pieces, Vitrail Medium
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-8504 - Swarovski Crystal, 3700 Flower Margarita Beads 8mm, 12 Pieces, Vitrail Medium
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-9704 - Swarovski Crystal, 3700 Flower Margarita Beads 6mm, 12 Pieces, Vitrail Medium
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-13053 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Light Siam AB
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-9004 - Swarovski Crystal, 8100102 2-Hole Thread Pave Bead Frame Ring 16.5mm, 1 Piece, Crystal
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients FEA-1201, FHP-8011, SWC-9816, SWC-8704, SWC-8504, SWC-9704, SWBB-13053, SWCR-9004,

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 Filled Long Flattened Ear Wire 18.5mm (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.14 / Package | SKU: FEA-1201
Silver Filled Head Pins 24 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.12 / Package | SKU: FHP-8011
Swarovski Crystal, #3700 Flower Margarita Beads 12mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Vitrail Medium UNF
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: SWC-9816
Swarovski Crystal, #3700 Flower Margarita Beads 10mm, 6 Pieces, Vitrail Medium
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: SWC-8704
Swarovski Crystal, #3700 Flower Margarita Beads 8mm, 12 Pieces, Vitrail Medium
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: SWC-8504
Swarovski Crystal, #3700 Flower Margarita Beads 6mm, 12 Pieces, Vitrail Medium
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: SWC-9704
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Light Siam AB
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: SWBB-13053
Swarovski Crystal, #8100102 2-Hole Thread Pave Bead Frame Ring 16.5mm, 1 Piece, Crystal
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$19.99 / Package | SKU: SWCR-9004

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

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