Retired - First Butterflies of Spring Earrings

PROJECT E605
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
These charming, cheerful, and sparkling earrings are sure to bring a smile to your face. As the butterflies of Spring emerge, have Swarovski crystal butterflies dangling from your ears.
Instructions
  1. Begin but cutting off the ball end of one of your silver plated head pins. Using the wider back part of your round nose pliers, create a large simple wire loop. Open this loop like you would open a jump ring and insert your Swarovski 10mm pear pendant. Close the loop. Thread onto the wire a Swarovski 6mm amethyst blend butterfly and a Swarovski 4mm light amethyst bicone bead. Create another simple wire loop at the top and cut off excess wire using your flush cutters. Repeat this step to create an identical second dangle.
  2. Follow the same instructions as in step one to make your third dangle but add another butterfly above the bicone bead and then add another bicone bead above your second butterfly. Create a simple wire loop to finish the longer dangle.
  3. Now we are going to make the hoop from which to hang your dangles. Find an cylindric object around your house which is about the same size around as a dime. We used a thick pen. Wrap a headpin around the cylindric object, making sure to make it so the ends of the headpin overlap evenly once you have made a circle. Remove your object. You will notice that the circle (hoop) does not stay enclosed but springs outward, that is ok at this point.
  4. From the end of the curved headpin that does not have the ball, place onto it:
  5. 1 - 4mm bicone bead
  6. 1 - short Swarovski dangle from step 1
  7. 1 - 4mm bicone bead
  8. the long Swarovski dangle from step 2
  9. 1 - 4mm bicone bead
  10. 1 - short Swarovski dangle from step 1
  11. 1 - 4mm bicone bead
  12. To get your hoop to stay shut and keep your beads and dangles from falling off, take your round nose pliers and create a simple wire loop on the end of the head pin which does not have the ball. Create the loop so that it will encircle the other end of the head pin. Slide the ball end of the head pin through this simple loop. Make sure to close the loop to secure the two sides and complete your hoop.
  13. The end of your head pin with the ball should be sticking out of your hoop at this point. Take your round nose pliers and gently make a simple wire loop. Do not cut the ball off, it adds a nice decorative touch.
  14. Take your earring hook and open the loop at the bottom of it like a jump ring. Slide the loop you made in the previous step onto your earring hook loop and then close it like a jump ring.
  15. Follow these instructions again to make your matched earring pair.
  16. Happy Spring!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWC-99974 - Swarovski Crystal, 6128 Mini Pear Pendants 10mm, 6 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1492 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Amethyst
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-86302 - Swarovski Crystal, 5754 Butterfly Beads 6mm, 8 Pieces, Amethyst Blend
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3003 - Silver Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 3 Inches (x20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-8570 - Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Teardrop Detail (5 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
Additional Information
Ingredients SWC-99974, SWBI-1492, SWC-86302, FHP-3003, FEA-8570,

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.
Swarovski Crystal, #6128 Mini Pear Pendants 10mm, 6 Pieces, Crystal
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: SWC-99974
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Amethyst
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1492
Swarovski Crystal, #5754 Butterfly Beads 6mm, 8 Pieces, Amethyst Blend
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: SWC-86302
Silver Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 3 Inches (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FHP-3003
Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Teardrop Detail (5 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FEA-8570
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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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