Retired - Gilded Amethyst Earrings

PROJECT E667
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
These heirloom quality earrings are classically beautiful and timeless in their design. Gorgeous amethyst gemstone chain has been paired with gold vermeil and gold filled findings, truly luxurious and very striking!
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. When you get your chain, most likely one of the ends will be cut so that the little loop is no longer intact. Go ahead and cut this gemstone link off, making sure that you do not harm the loop on the next link. Count 6 gemstone links, and on the 7th, cut that loop. You want 6 links with both end loops completely intact. So now that 7th link has a no longer intact loop, cut it off, as well the 8th link and 9th link. Cut the gemstones out of the cut off links so that they now become amethyst gemstone beads. You should have 4 of them. Set aside.
  2. Open a 3mm jump ring and connect it to the end loop of your 6 gemstone-links-long chain as well as the first loop on your gold vermeil sleek drop chandelier earring finding. Close the jump ring.
  3. Open and link a jump ring to the last loop on your cut piece of gemstone chain as well as the last loop on your earrings finding. Close the jump ring.
  4. Onto a 1.5" gold filled head pin, place 1 2.5mm gold filled round bead, 1 of your amethyst gemstone beads from the first step, and another gold filled round bead. Start to make a wrapped wire loop, but before completing the wrappings, link it onto the 2nd loop on your chandelier drop earring finding. Finish your wrappings. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Repeat this step with another 1.5" head pin and attach your beaded dangle to the 4th loop on your earring finding.
  5. Onto a 1.5" gold filled head pin, place 1 2.5mm gold filled round bead, 1 of your amethyst gemstone beads from the first step, and another gold filled round bead. Make a wrapped wire loop. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  6. Open a 3mm jump ring and link it to the wrapped wire loop from the previous step as well as the middle loop on your earring finding. Close the jump ring.
  7. Cut the head off of a gold filled head pin. Start to make a wrapped wire loop on one end, but before completing the wrappings, link it onto the top loop on your chandelier drop earring finding. Finish your wrappings. Onto the wire, now place 1 2.5mm gold filled round bead, 1 of your amethyst gemstone beads from the first step, and another gold filled round bead. Start to make a wrapped wire loop, but before completing the wrappings, link it onto the loop at the base of your gold filled small angled earring hook. Complete your wrappings. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-01226 - 14K Gold Filled Little Round Beads 2.5mm (20)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHX-1011 - Amethyst Gemstone Gold Vermeil Wire Wrapped Chain 3.5mm Rondelles - By The Inch
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 6 packages.

  • FEA-8615 -
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-02516 - 14K Gold Filled Head Pins 24 Gauge 1.5 Inches Long (10)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5230 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Special Occasion
Ingredients BMB-01226, CHX-1011, FEA-8615, FHP-02516, FJR-5230,

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.
14K Gold Filled Little Round Beads 2.5mm (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$6.15 / Package | SKU: BMB-01226
Wire Wrapped Gemstone Chain, Amethyst, Gold Vermeil, 3.5mm Rondelles, by the Inch
You will need 6 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: CHX-1011
14K Gold Filled Head Pins 24 Gauge 1.5 Inches Long (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$7.55 / Package | SKU: FHP-02516
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
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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