Retired - Emerald Isle Earrings

PROJECT E515
Designer: Kathy Mannix
Skill Level: Beginner
Give your St. Patricks day a touch of elegance with these Swarovski crystal and gold tone earrings.
Instructions
Start by flattening all 16 jump rings (FJR-2052) with a 1 pound brass hammer (XTL-0248) on top of a 4x4 steel bench block (XTL-6092). Set aside.Cut two pieces of 16 gauge wire (WNT-1633) 1 and 1/2 inches in length each.With the widest part of a pair of round nose pliers bend each of the 1 and 1/2 pieces of wire in half. Now curl the two ends of the wire in a loop, bending the wire away from each other (see photo) using your round nose pliers. Hammer the wire flat that you just made using your 1 pound brass hammer and bench block like you did with the jump rings. You may need to curl in the loops in again after you hammer the wire.Next, wire wrap both of the Swarovski briolettes (SWC-4346) using the 22 gauge wire (WNT-2233). Set aside.Open the 3 mm jump ring (FJR-5230). Link the jump ring onto the wrapped briolette. Close jump ring. Repeat for the other briolette.Open one of the larger jump rings you flattened earlier. Link the jump ring onto the 3mm jump ring you attached to the briolette earlier. Close jump ring. Repeat for the other 3mm jump ring and briolette.Open another large jump ring. Link the jump ring onto the bottom part of the looped wire you made earlier and the large jump ring with the briolette. Close the jump ring. Repeat with another jump ring. You will have two jump rings attached to the bottom of the looped wire and the briolette (see photo).Open another large jump ring. Link the jump ring onto one of the loops of the looped wire you made earlier (see photo). Close the jump ring. Repeat until you have two jump rings on both of the loops of the wire (see photo).Open another large jump ring. Link the jump ring onto all 4 jump rings you just attached (see photo). Close jump ring.Open the loop at the bottom of the leverback earring (FEA-6013). Link the top jump ring of the finished earring piece onto the open loop of the leverback earring. Close loop. Repeat for the other earring. You’re finished!Please refer to photo for more detailed information about this project.
Tip: Check package quantities for each component. You may have extra material to make more than one finished project, or will have leftovers for other projects. In some cases, adding on just one more package of a component may be all you need to make multiple pieces.
All designs © Beadaholique Inc.WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WNT-1633 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire Heavy 16 Gauge 8 Yards (7.3 Meters)
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-2052 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Brass Open Jump Rings 8.5mm 16 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • WNT-2233 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5230 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6013 - 22K Gold Plated Earrings Leverbacks With Shell (x10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-4346 - Swarovski Crystal, 6012 Briolette Pendants 11x10mm, 2 Pieces, Olivine
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
  • XTL-6092 - Beadsmith Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
Additional Information
Theme St. Patrick's Day
Ingredients WNT-1633, FJR-2052, WNT-2233, FJR-5230, FEA-6013, SWC-4346,

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.
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire Heavy 16 Gauge 8 Yards (7.3 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$12.59 / Package | SKU: WNT-1633
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: WNT-2233
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm 22 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5230
22K Gold Plated Earrings Leverbacks With Shell 14x9mm (x10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-6013

Tools and Other Supplies:

Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$28.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248

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