Retired - Grand Ballroom Bridal Earrings

PROJECT E1014
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Advanced
Light Cream Rose Swarovski Pearls and 24k gold plated Miyuki Delica beads are woven together in a beautiful ornate beaded bead and suspended from elegant 22k gold plated connectors in these dramatic
Instructions
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Make an Ornate Beaded Bead Using Right Angle Weave Double Needle Method. Using the method shown in the video, make two beads using 4mm light cream rose Swarovski Pearl beads and size 11/0 24k gold plated delica seed beads.
  2. Insert a 2", 21 gauge 22k gold plated eye pin through the middle of one of the seed bead groups on your beaded bead, and out through the middle of the seed bead group on the opposite side. Use a pair of wire looping pliers to create a simple wire loop after the beaded bead.
  3. Thread a 4mm pearl bead onto a 2", 21 gauge 22k gold plated head pin and create a simple wire loop after the bead. Repeat this process to create four more pearl drops.
  4. Thread a pearl bead onto an eye pin and create a simple wire loop after the bead. Repeat this process to create a second pearl link.
  5. Using a pair of chain nose pliers to gently open the loop on a pearl drop, hang it from the loop on the bottom of your beaded bead, then close the loop.
  6. Use the loop on the top of the beaded bead to hang it onto the bottom of a 20mm 22k gold plated ornate connector link (the smaller connector link) as pictured.
  7. Next, hang the other four pearl drops from the outermost loops on a 35.5mm 22k gold plated ornate connector link (the larger connector link) as pictured.
  8. Connect one loop of one pearl link to the bottom of the larger connector link and the other loop to the top of the the smaller connector link, as pictured.
  9. Gently bend the loops on your second pearl link so that they are perpendicular to each other, with one facing forward, and the other directly sideways. This will ensure that your earrings hang straight.
  10. Connect one loop of the second pearl link to the loop at the top of the larger connector and the other to the loop in a 22k gold plated earring hook.
  11. Repeat steps 2 - 10 to create your second earring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-031 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 '24K Gold Plated' DB031 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-8516 - 22K Gold Plated Ornate Connector Link 20mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-8522 - 22K Gold Plated Ornate Connector Link 35.5mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3030 - 22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6220 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-4003 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Creamrose Light
    Project uses 74 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-1275 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients DB-031, FCO-8516, FCO-8522, FEA-3030, FHP-5220, FHP-6220, SWP-4003, XCR-1275,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, 24K Gold Plated DB031
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$15.29 / Package | SKU: DB-031
22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.34 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches  (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: FHP-5220
22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.04 / Package | SKU: FHP-6220
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Creamrose Light
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: SWP-4003
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 50 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$12.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-1275

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
$12.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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