Retired - Cha Cha Cha Earrings

PROJECT E881
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These long statement earrings are perfect for dancing the night away with their playful three tiered tassel design. The tassels swing and move as you do!
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.These earrings measure almost 4.5 inches long.
  1. Start by cutting your bar chain up into segments. You will want four segments that are two bars long each and two segments that are just a single bar long each.
  2. The entire construction method for this earring is just the opening and closing of jump rings. Start by connecting a tassel to the middle hole on two of your connector links using a 4mm jump ring. Next, connect a tassel to each hole of a connector link (three).
  3. Please refer to the photo as you construct your earring.
  4. Open a jump ring and connect it to one of the two-bar segments as well as the side hole of the connector link that you attached the three tassels to. Close the jump ring. On the other side of the two bar segment, connect another jump ring and link it to another one of your connector links with the single tassel. Repeat this same step on the other side of your earring, fully anchoring your two connector links.
  5. Now repeat the above step with another two two-bar chain segments and your third connector link with single tassel. Refer to photo if needed.
  6. At this point you should have the connector link with the three tassels hanging from the base and suspended above it another two connector links with single tassels held in place by two-bar chain segments. There is a different design pattern on each side of your connector links, make sure that the same design is facing forward.
  7. To finish your earring, connect a single bar segment to the side holes of the top connector link. On the other side of the single bar segments, connect another jump ring and then link these jump rings to the loop at the base of your post earring.
  8. Add an earring back to your post earrings.
  9. All done! Have fun wearing these!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-002 - TierraCast Pewter Earring Post, Ethnic Design with Ring 14.5x12mm, 1 Pair, Antiqued Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-006 - TierraCast Pewter Connector Links, 2 to 1 Ethnic V-Shape 9.5x18.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold Plated
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • FJR-5452 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-08024 - Gold Plated Bulk Chain, Bar Links 8.5mm, 1 Foot, Bright Gold
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • PTS-107 - Nylon Cord Pendant, Tassel with Gold Tone Open Jump Ring 30mm, 10 Pieces, Dark Raspberry Red
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1017 - Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic with Pad 7x11mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5512 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Bentnose Bent Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients FEA-002, FCO-006, FJR-5452, CHA-08024, PTS-107, FEA-1017,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
TierraCast Pewter Earring Post, Ethnic Design with Ring 14.5x12mm, 1 Pair, Antiqued Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-002
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: FJR-5452
Gold Plated Bar Chain, 8.5mm, by The Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.40 / Package | SKU: CHA-08024
Nylon Cord Pendant, Tassel with Gold Tone Open Jump Ring 30mm, 10 Pieces, Dark Raspberry Red
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$9.59 / Package | SKU: PTS-107
Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic with Pad 7x11mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: FEA-1017
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$32.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Bentnose Bent Nose
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5512

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