Retired - Cusco Earrings

PROJECT E2162
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Make a statement with bold colored metal seed beads and TierraCast silver components in these global chic inspired earrings.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by making the wire segments with the metal seed beads. Cut off 3 inches of wire. Use your wire straightening pliers to gently straighten the wire. To one end make a simple wire loop that is approximately 3mm wide. You will need this extra large loop to fit over the earring finding later. You can always test this out on the chandelier earring finding before proceeding to make all the loops. Onto this "eye pin" you have now made, string on 4 turquoise seed beads. Make another 3mm simple wire loop on the other end and trim any excess wire. Set this piece aside. Repeat this process to make four more eye pins with seed beads on them: one with 4 turquoise beads, two with 6 purple beads, and one with 8 turquoise seed beads.
  2. Once you have your eye pins you are ready to assemble the earring. You will notice for the darts, daggers and chandelier earring finding, there is a front and a back. Please see photo for reference as you are assembling this piece. Note the front of all items features the same zigzag pattern.
  3. Open one jump ring and attach it to the loop at the top of the earring finding as well as to one small dart charm. The dart charm should fit on the inner side of the oval opening of the earring finding. Close the jump ring.
  4. Open the loop of one earring hook and attach it to the top loop of the earring finding making sure it sits at the top. There is plenty of room for both the jump ring from the previous step as well as this earring loop. Close the loop.
  5. Open the loop of one eye pin with 4 turquoise beads and attach it to the 1st hole of the fan earring finding. Close the loop. Move to the bottom of this eye pin and attach one small silver dagger. Close the loop.
  6. Open the loop of one eye pin with 6 purple beads and attach it to the 2nd hole of the fan earring finding. Close the loop. Move to the bottom of this eye pin and attach one etched dagger. Close the loop.
  7. Open the loop of one eye pin with 8 turquoise beads and attach it to the center hole of the fan earring finding. Close the loop. Move to the bottom of this eye pin and attach one large silver dagger. Close the loop.
  8. Open the loop of one eye pin with 6 purple beads and attach it to the 4th hole of the fan earring finding. Close the loop. Move to the bottom of this eye pin and attach one etched dagger. Close the loop.
  9. Open the loop of one eye pin with 4 turquoise beads and attach it to the 5th hole of the fan earring finding. Close the loop. Move to the bottom of this eye pin and attach one small silver dagger. Close the loop and you're all done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-162 - TierraCast Pewter Charms, Ethnic Spike Design 17mm Long, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCO-008 - TierraCast Pewter Connector Link, 5 to 1 Ethnic Fan w/ Ring 29.5x23mm, 2 Pcs, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-173 - TierraCast Pewter Charms, Dagger Drop Design 13.5x4.5mm, 2 Pieces, Rhodium Plated
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-165 - TierraCast Pewter Charms, Ethnic Dart Design 11x7.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-176 - TierraCast Pewter Charms, Dagger Drop Design 17x6mm, 2 Pieces, Rhodium Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5459 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMS-1005 - Colored Metal Seed Beads, Round 11/0 Size, 10 Grams, Purple
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMS-1007 - Colored Metal Seed Beads, Round 11/0 Size, 10 Grams, Turquoise
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2230 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 30 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3070 - Silver Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 18mm (25 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho
Ingredients PND-162, FCO-008, PND-173, PND-165, PND-176, FJR-5459, BMS-1005, BMS-1007, WCR-2230, FEA-3070,

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 Charms, Ethnic Spike Design 17mm Long, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: PND-162
TierraCast Pewter Connector Link, 5 to 1 Ethnic Fan w/ Ring 29.5x23mm, 2 Pcs, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.65 / Package | SKU: FCO-008
TierraCast Pewter Charms, Dagger Drop Design 13.5x4.5mm, 2 Pieces, Rhodium Plated
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: PND-173
TierraCast Pewter Charms, Ethnic Dart Design 11x7.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: PND-165
TierraCast Pewter Charms, Dagger Drop Design 17x6mm, 2 Pieces, Rhodium Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: PND-176
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: FJR-5459
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.89 / Package | SKU: WCR-2230
Silver Plated French Wire Earring Hooks 22mm (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FEA-3070
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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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