Retired - Maraschino Cherry Earrings

PROJECT E8002
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
A vibrant array of faceted red glass beads create a fun configuration of drops and dangles in these chandelier-style earrings.
Instructions
For similar bead cap earring design options, please watch the video: How to Make the Sepia Rose Earrings. By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by stringing one 4mm bead onto a silver head pin and make a simple wire loop. Repeat this step two more times. Set aside.
  2. Next, string one 3mm bead onto a head pin and make a simple wire loop. Repeat this step four more times. Set aside.
  3. Now you will attach your 3mm beaded dangles from the above step onto the loops of your bead cap. Take one 3mm beaded dangle and open the simple wire loop the same way you would open a jump ring. Repeat this step four more times until all five 3mm beads are hanging from the bead cap (see photo for reference). Set aside.
  4. Now you will attach your 4mm beaded dangles from step one onto the bottom loop of an eye pin. Using pliers, open the loop of one eye pin the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide on your three 4mm beaded dangles and close the loop.
  5. Next, string one 12mm bead and four 3mm beads onto your eye pin.
  6. Take the bead cap with attached dangles and string it onto the eye pin, curving downward over the rest of the beads with the five dangles hanging around the outside.
  7. String one more 3mm bead onto the eye pin above the cap and create a wrapped wire loop.
  8. Finally, use pliers to open the bottom loop of your earring hook the same way you would open a jump ring, and attach it to your completed earring. Close the loop. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BGL-08001 - Simulated Ruby Glass Beads, 2.5X3.5mm Faceted Rondelles, 15.5 Inch Strand, Ruby Red
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-10302 - Chinese Glass Beads, Faceted Rondelles 8.5x12mm, 16 Inch Strand, Opaque Red
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-10343 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round - Opaque Cherry Red (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6304 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inches Long/21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • BMB-4301 - Antiqued Silver Plated Filigree Spiral Bead Caps 10mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3091 - Antiqued Silver Plated Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Valentine's Day, Christmas
Ingredients BGL-08001, BGL-10302, BCP-10343, FHP-6304, FHP-6270, BMB-4301, FEA-3091,

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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round - Opaque Cherry Red (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: BCP-10343
Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inches Long/21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: FHP-6304
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
Antiqued Silver Plated Filigree Spiral Bead Caps 10mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: BMB-4301
Antiqued Silver Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks 15x15mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: FEA-3091
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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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