Retired - Glendora Earrings

PROJECT E698
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
These lovely lightweight lucite earrings look like gorgeous cut crystal chandelier drops. The ornate pinwheel bead caps surrounding the lucite beads add to the luxurious feel of this design.
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Position a silver plated pinwheel bead cap along the top side edge of your clear acrylic large faceted briolette. Line the holes up. Using your fingers, press the edges of the bead cap against the briolette so that you curve them around the sides. Do this with another bead cap on the other side of the briolette.
  2. Take 1 silver plated eye pin and thread it through one of the bent bead caps, the lucite briolette, and the other bead cap. Slide the eye pin half way in and bend both side up so that they cross above the top of the briolette, creating an upside down v. Take your chain nose pliers and bend the side of the eye pin with the eye so that it sticks straight up. Now wrap the other end of the eye pin around the neck of the side with the eye several times. Snip off excess wire with flush cutters.
  3. Place onto another eye pin 1 pinwheel bead cap, 1 vintage lucite round faceted bead, and another bead cap. Create a simple wire loop after the bead cap and snip off excess wire with flush cutters. Create a total of 2 of these.
  4. Look at the photo for orientation and link all 3 components together via their loops. Open the loops just like jump rings.
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and link it to the top bead of your dangle.
  6. All done! Enjoy your new earrings.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-6462 - Bright Silver Plated Open Pinwheel Bead Caps 9mm (50)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCV-00 - Vintage Lucite Plastic Round Faceted Beads 9.5mm Crystal (25)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-2302 - Clear Acrylic Large Faceted Briolette Beads - 27.5x18.5mm (12 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6266 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3015 - Silver Plated Fishhooks Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 1 pair. 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 Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients BMB-6462, BCV-00, PND-2302, FHP-6266, FEA-3015,

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.
Bright Silver Plated Open Pinwheel Bead Caps 9mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: BMB-6462
Vintage Lucite Plastic Round Faceted Beads 9.5mm Crystal (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$1.00 / Package | SKU: BCV-00
Clear Acrylic Large Faceted Briolette Beads - 27.5x18.5mm (12 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: PND-2302
Earring Hooks, Fishhook Style 15MMx17MM, 25 Pairs, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FEA-3015
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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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