Retired - Falling Stars Earrings

PROJECT E1026
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Beginner
Crystal bicone beads hang in ombre spirals, fading from dark sapphire to crystal clear, in these earrings.
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to create your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Use a pair of flush cutters to cut a length of silver plated drawn oval cable chain that are each 16 links (about 2", but count the links) long.
  2. Take a 4mm dark sapphire crystal bicone bead and place it onto a silver plated 1", 22 gauge head pin. Make a simple wire loop after the bead. Repeat with three more dark sapphire beads, then with four sapphire beads, then with four light sapphire beads, and then with four crystal beads, for a total of 16 head pins with beads.
  3. Use the simple wire loops to hang one head pin from each link in the length of chain. Hang the head pins each just to the side of the one hanging from the last link so that they hang in a spiral. Start with the dark sapphire beads, then hang the sapphire, then the light sapphire, and then the crystal beads.
  4. Use a 3mm silver plated jump ring to hang the top link (on the darker end) from the ring in a silver plated ball earring post.
  5. Place a silver plated earring back onto the back of the earring post.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9816 - Silver Plated Drawn Oval Cable Chain 2.3mm Wide Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1013 - Silver Plated Earring Backs (Earnuts) Med. (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1045 - Silver Plated Stud Earrings Ball Post & Ring 4mm (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5314 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inch/22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5130 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1400 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14046 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Dark Sapphire
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1427 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Sapphire Blue
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1431 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Sapphire
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients CHA-9816, FEA-1013, FEA-1045, FHP-5314, FJR-5130, SWBI-1400, SWBI-14046, SWBI-1427, SWBI-1431,

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 Plated Drawn Oval Cable Chain, 2.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.61 / Package | SKU: CHA-9816
Earring Backs, Medium Clutch 5.5mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.12 / Package | SKU: FEA-1013
Silver Plated Stud Earrings Ball Post & Ring 4mm (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FEA-1045
Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inch/22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: FHP-5314
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.31 / Package | SKU: FJR-5130
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1400
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Sapphire Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1427
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Sapphire
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$1.87 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1431
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose

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