Retired - Old World Christmas Earrings

PROJECT E645
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Looking like Christmas ornaments from days past, these earrings have a classic and festive feel to them. Their gold accents shine brightly and their crystal dangles catch the light, sparkling magnificently as they
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to make your matched set of earrings.
  1. Begin by taking one of your gold plated ball head pins and placing 1 Preciosa Czech crystal 4mm bicone in olivine onto the pin. Create a simple wire loop right after the bicone and cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Make 2 of these.
  2. Take another gold plated ball head pin and place onto it 1 Preciosa Czech crystal 4mm bicone in olivine and 1 Swarovski crystal 5mm bicone in light siam. Create a simple wire loop right after the bicone and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  3. When you made the above items, you should have left over several lengths of "scrap" wire from the head pins which you cut off after creating the wrapped wire loops. Take the longest one of these segments and create a simple wire loop on one end. Open that simple wire loop the same way you would open a jump ring and place onto it the 3 dangles from the 2 previous steps. Close the simple wire loop back up. Now place onto the wire 1 gold plated filigree open leaf bead cap, 1 handblown lampwork glass 13mm round red, green, and gold foil bead, and another gold plated filigree open leaf bead cap. Create a wrapped wire loop right after the bead cap. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  4. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook. Slide into that open loop the wrapped wire loop from the beaded segment above. Close the loop back up.
  5. Merry Christmas!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCZ-5446 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads 'Olivine' (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6466 - 22K Gold Plated Filigree Open Leaf Bead Caps 12mm (12)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3020 - 22K Gold Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3023 - 22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 3 Inches (x20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1585 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 5mm, 20 Pieces, Light Siam
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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
Theme Christmas
Ingredients BCZ-5446, BMB-6466, FEA-3020, FHP-3023, SWBB-1585,

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.
Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads 'Olivine' (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5446
22K Gold Plated Filigree Open Leaf Bead Caps 12mm (12)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: BMB-6466
22K Gold Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks 15x15mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: FEA-3020
22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 3 Inches (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FHP-3023
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 5mm, 20 Pieces, Light Siam
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1585
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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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