Retired - Do They Know It's Christmas? Earrings

PROJECT E136
Designer: Sarah Diamond
Skill Level: Beginner
Do they know it's Christmas? They will when they see you wearing these hard-to miss ear ornaments! Made of gorgeous handblown glass that makes these holiday earrings light as a bubble.
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

Take two of the filigree leaf bead caps and flatten them a little by placing them tips down on a table and pressing down in the middle. Do not flatten them entirely, just reduce the degree of curvature a bit so that they will curve flush around the glass beads. You can test them against the beads to insure you get the correct fit.Take one headpin and place on it, from the bottom up, one filigree bead cap, curved upwards like a bowl, one blown glass bead, another filigree bead cap, facing downwards like a hat, one small flower bead cap facing downwards.Create a wrapped loop in the headpin, snugly above your bead assembly. The loop should be no more than 4mm in diameter. Make sure the loop on your second earring is the same size, so that the earrings match.Open a jump ring using the correct method and pass it through the wrapped loop and the bottom loop of an earwire. Close the jump ring gently. Repeat steps 2-5 to make your second earring.Try using other colors of our 20mm hand blown beads, with different beadcaps. Vintaj� brass findings look great with many of these beads, and impart a vintage look.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BGL-1070 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6466 - 22K Gold Plated Filigree Open Leaf Bead Caps 12mm (12)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3030 - 22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5280 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients BGL-1070, FHP-5220, BMB-6466, FEA-3030, FJR-5280,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
Head Pins, 2 Inches Long and 21 Gauge Thick, 22K Gold Plated (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: FHP-5220
22K Gold Plated Filigree Open Leaf Bead Caps 12mm (12 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: BMB-6466
Earring Findings, Long Earring Hooks 25mm, Gold Plated (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$11.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
Jump Rings, Open 8mm Diameter 18 Gauge, Gold Plated (100 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$8.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5280
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