Retired - Jack Frost Earrings

PROJECT E148
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
These Swarovski-laden snowflake earrings glitter and sparkle just like the real thing! Our version is extra large at 2 3/4', but you can make them any size with any combination of crystals you'd like.
Instructions
Be sure to double all of the instructions to make both earrings, and remember, you may omit some beads to make the earrings smaller if you'd like. Onto one of the "arms" of the snowflake form, thread the following: a delica, a Swarovski drop, a rondelle spacer, a 5mm round, a 3mm fire polish, a margarita, a delica, and a bicone. With your memory wire cutters. Trim the wire to about 3/8" above your last bead.NOTE: Use ONLY the memory wire cutters, you will ruin any other cutters if you try to cut the snowflake form wire with them!
  • Using your wire looping pliers, create a simple loop at the end of the arm.
  • Repeat these steps for the other five arms.
  • Thread a crystal AB drop bead onto a headpin and make a simple loop. Trim off excess wire.
  • Open the wire loop on the AB drop and thread it through a loop on one of the snowflake wire form arms. Close the loop once again.
  • Open the loop on your earring hook and thread it through the loop on the arm directly opposite the arm with the drop bead.
  • WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
    • SWC-3901 - Swarovski Crystal, 5500 Drop Beads 9mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal AB
      Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

    • SWC-3900 - Swarovski Crystal, 5500 Drop Beads 9mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal
      Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

    • SWC-5201 - Swarovski Crystal, 5308 Rondelle Spacer Beads 8mm, 6 Pieces, Crystal AB
      Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

    • SWBB-1602 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal AB 2X
      Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    • SWC-9701 - Swarovski Crystal, 3700 Flower Margarita Beads 6mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal AB
      Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    • SWC-0501 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 5mm, 10 Pieces, Crystal AB
      Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    • DBM-0051 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Crystal AB DBM0051 8 GR
      Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    • BCP-3301 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Crystal AB (50)
      Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    • FEA-3005 - Silver Plated Surgical Steel Earring Hooks Hypo-Allergenic (x100)
      Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    • FCO-9020 - Beadsmith Metal Wire Snowflake Forms - Fun Craft Beading Project 3 3/4 Inches
      Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    • FHP-5319 - Beadalon Silver Plated Ball Head Pins - 22 Gauge - 2 Inches (24)
      Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

    RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
    • XTL-5610 - Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
    • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
    Additional Information
    Theme Winter
    Ingredients SWC-3901, SWC-3900, SWC-5201, SWBB-1602, SWC-9701, SWC-0501, DBM-0051, BCP-3301, FEA-3005, FCO-9020, FHP-5319,

    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, #5500 Drop Beads 9mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal AB
    You will need 2 package(s).
    1 package = 4 Pieces.
    $2.99 / Package | SKU: SWC-3901
    Swarovski Crystal, #5500 Drop Beads 9mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal
    You will need 2 package(s).
    1 package = 4 Pieces.
    $2.79 / Package | SKU: SWC-3900
    Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal AB 2X
    You will need 1 package(s).
    1 package = 20 Pieces.
    $4.99 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1602
    Swarovski Crystal, #3700 Flower Margarita Beads 6mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal AB
    You will need 1 package(s).
    1 package = 12 Pieces.
    $3.49 / Package | SKU: SWC-9701
    Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 5mm, 10 Pieces, Crystal AB
    You will need 1 package(s).
    1 package = 10 Pieces.
    $2.81 / Package | SKU: SWC-0501
    Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Crystal AB DBM0051
    You will need 1 package(s).
    1 package = 8 Grams.
    $3.15 / Package | SKU: DBM-0051
    Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Crystal AB (50)
    You will need 1 package(s).
    1 package = 50 Pieces.
    $1.35 / Package | SKU: BCP-3301
    Silver Plated Surgical Steel Earring Hooks Hypo-Allergenic (x100)
    You will need 1 package(s).
    1 package = 100 Pieces.
    $11.21 / Package | SKU: FEA-3005
    Beadsmith Metal Wire Snowflake Forms - Fun Craft Beading Project 3 3/4 Inches
    You will need 1 package(s).
    1 package = 8 Pieces.
    $3.86 / Package | SKU: FCO-9020
    Beadalon Silver Plated Ball Head Pins - 22 Gauge - 2 Inches (24)
    You will need 1 package(s).
    1 package = 24 Pieces.
    $2.81 / Package | SKU: FHP-5319

    Tools and Other Supplies:

    Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
    Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
    $12.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032

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