Retired - Miami Beach Earrings

PROJECT E622
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Light teal, alexandrite, and antique silver set the tone for these breezy Miami Beach inspired earrings. Whether going to the beach or out for dinner, these earrings are sure to become a fun favorite.
Instructions
  1. Remember to double these directions to make your matched set of earrings!
  2. Cut a 4 inch length of 22 gauge silver craft wire. Create a wrapped wire loop on one end. Thread onto your wire 1 Czech glass 8mm teardrop bead in light teal, 1 Czech glass 8mm teardrop bead in alexandrite, another teardrop in teal, another alexandrite, and finally another teal. Using your fingers arrange the beads so that all the teal are on one side and all the alexandrite are on one side. See the photo. Push them tightly together. Create another wrapped wire loop after the last bead. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters. We will refer to this piece as the "teardrop bar".
  3. Cut off a length of flat cable chain 25 links long. Open the end link the same way you would open a jump ring and attach it to the wrapped wire loop on one side of your teardrop bar. Close the link back up. Go to the other end of the chain and open that end link. Attach it to the wrapped loop opposite the side you attached the other end of chain length to. Close the link.
  4. Cut a 2 inch length of 22 gauge wire. String a light teal Czech glass teardrop bead onto the wire and create a briolette wrap. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. Back on your main uncut length of chain, open and remove the last link the same way you would a jump ring. Using this link as a jump ring, link onto it the teal glass teardrop bead you just made in the last step. Before closing this "jump ring" link it to the 13th chain link of the chain length which is attached to your teardrop bar. Close the link/"jump ring".
  6. Cut another length of chain which is 15 chain links long. Attach one end of this chain length to one of the wrapped wire loops on the end of your teardrop bar the same way you attached the other length of chain previously. Attach the other side of the chain to the other side of the teardrop bar.
  7. On the 8th chain link of the chain you just attached, carefully open up the link like how you would open a jump ring (make sure none of the other chain links come off). Thread onto the 8th link the hole at the base of your antique silver plated tapered round earring hook. Close the link back up.
  8. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-3038 - Antiqued Silver Plated Sleek Tapered Round Earring Hooks (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2230 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-09101 -
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-09160 -
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9809 - Nunn Design Antiqued Nunn Design Silver Plated Chain Flat Cable By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. 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
Ingredients FEA-3038, WNT-2230, BCP-09101, BCP-09160, CHA-9809,

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.
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire, 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.29 / Package | SKU: WNT-2230
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Flat Cable Chain, 3.6mm, by The Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: CHA-9809
Earn Reward Points Earn Reward Points with your purchase of project components or tools.

Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

Related Video [VIEW ALL VIDEOS]

Accessible Options For closed captions/subtitles, click the CC icon on the video player after starting the video.

You recently viewed

Clear recently viewed