Retired - Glam Rock Earrings

PROJECT E732
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These earrings are both elegant and glamorous as well as edgy rock-and-roll. The hematite flat back rhinestones look like pointed studs and the black faceted beads add a touch of drama to the design.
Instructions
  1. We are going to construct the earring first so that we have an "object" to hold onto when we glue on our flat back rhinestones.
  2. Open a gunmetal plated jump ring and link it through the hole in the top of your acrylic teardrop pendant bead. Close the jump ring.
  3. Place onto a gunmetal eye pin 1 acrylic flat octagon faceted bead. Create a simple wire loop after the bead and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  4. Open one of the simple wire loops (the same way you would open a jump ring) on the side of the octagon bead and attach it to the jump ring connected to your pendant bead from step 2. Close the loop.
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and attach it to the other simple loop on the side of the octagon bead. Close the loop.
  6. Time to glue on the flatback rhinestones! Please look closely at the photo for where you will be placing your hematite flatbacks. Your tube of GS Hypo Cement has a very fine applicator tip. Squeeze a little bit of glue out of the bottle and place 5 small dots in a line on the side of your pendant bead. Use your magical pick to pick up up a rhinestone and place it into a glue dot, repeat this with 4 more rhinestones set into the other 4 glue dots. For this design I made a total of 6 of these "rows of 5 rhinestones" around the pendant bead and then placed a single rhinestone bead between the rows (see picture). Work carefully and slowly to create your design. For the top octagon bead, please copy the design shown in the picture (it uses 7 rhinestones).
  7. Repeat all the instructions above to make your second earring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BPL-0104 - Acrylic Faceted Teardrop Pendant Beads Jet Black 12x27mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-0110 - Acrylic Flat Octagon Faceted Beads Jet Black 8x12mm (12 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3092 - Gun Metal Plated Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5295 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 22 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-40915 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS9 2.5mm, 72 Pieces, Hematite
    Project uses 86 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FHP-6270 - Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. 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-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-4004 - Beadsmith Magical Rhinestone Pick Up Tool With Cleaning Kit - Great For Placing Flatback Rhinestones
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients BPL-0104, BPL-0110, FEA-3092, FJR-5295, SWF-40915, FHP-6270, XTL-1001,

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.
Gun Metal Plated Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks 15x15mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3092
Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 22 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5295
Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FHP-6270
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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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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