Retired - Lucille Earrings

PROJECT E627
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Ornate loops of antique brass create a playful feel to these pretty dangle earrings. The purple colored Swarovski Crystal round beads add just the right amount of sparkle and the unexpected use of chain
Instructions
  1. Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  2. Thread onto a 3" brass head pin 1 Swarovski 4mm round bead in light amethyst purple, and 1 Swarovski 6mm round bead in cyclamen opal. Start to make a wrapped wire loop after the last bead but before completing the wrapping, slip one of the loops on the brass ornate flower connector into the loop you have created. Now complete your wrappings. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  3. Take another 3" brass head pin and snip the head off of the pin. Start making a wrapped wire loop on one end and again, before completing the wrappings, slip the loop on the flower connector opposite the one which you connected your dangle to in the previous step, into the loop and then complete your wrappings. Thread onto the pin 1 Swarovski 6mm round bead in cyclamen opal. Right after the bead, start making another wrapped wire loop and this time slip the bottom loop of the antique brass ornate connector (see photo) into your loop and then finish your wrappings. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  4. Take your chain, and cut 2 segments from it - 9 chain links long each. This particular chain is made up of open links, meaning you can open them just like you would open a jump ring.
  5. Open the end link on one of the chain lengths and attach it to the side loop of the ornate brass flower which already has the beads attached. Close the link back up. On the other end of that same chain length, open the end chain link and attach it to the side loop of the larger ornate brass connector at the "top" of your dangle earring. Close that link back up. See photo for exact placement. Repeat this same step with your other cut chain length on the opposite side of your earring.
  6. Now open the loop at the base of your earring hook the same way you would open a jump ring. Link it to the top loop of your ornate connector. Close the earring loop back up.
  7. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-3310 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9686 - Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Flat Link Cable Chain 4.3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0492 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Light Amethyst
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-06126 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Cyclamen Opal
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-06303 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins - 21 Gauge 3 Inches (25)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-8514 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients FEA-3310, CHA-9686, SWC-0492, SWC-06126, FHP-06303, FCO-8514,

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.
Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Flat Cable Chain, 4.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.86 / Package | SKU: CHA-9686
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Light Amethyst
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.63 / Package | SKU: SWC-0492
Antiqued Brass Head Pins - 21 Gauge 3 Inches (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.77 / Package | SKU: FHP-06303
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

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