Retired - Open Heart Earrings

PROJECT E3020
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Make and wear these fun, heart-shaped earrings for Valentine's day. The Preciosa Czech glass beads in pink and red will dangle delightfully as you walk.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by cutting a 1" long length of chain with your flush cutters.
  2. Open up a jump ring with your pliers and slide it onto the last link of one end of your chain length and also the loop on your earring hook. Close the jump ring with your pliers.
  3. Next, onto a head pin, slide on a rose pink bicone and create simple wire loop with your round nose pliers. Snip off the excess wire with your flush cutters. Open and slide on a jump ring through the simple wire loop and also the jump ring which is attached to the earring hook. Close the jump ring.
  4. Next, slide on a Light Rose bicone onto a head pin and repeat the same process as before. Slide it onto the third link on your chain (counting from the earring hook) and close using your pliers.
  5. Then, slide a Light Siam bicone onto a head pin, repeat the process again and slide it onto the 7th link of your chain and close using your pliers.
  6. Next, take a head pin, snip off the head, and create a simple wire loop with your round nose pliers. Then slide onto it: one Siam bicone, one Light Rose bicone, one Rose Pink bicone, one Light Siam bicone, one Rose Pink bicone, one Siam bicone, one Light Rose bicone, one Light Siam bicone and one Rose Pink bicone. Create another simple wire loop and set aside.
  7. Then, repeat this whole process again with another head pin and more bicones.
  8. Next, take one of your beaded "head" pins and using your thumb and forefinger, gently bend it to create a half-heart shape. Refer to the photo for assistance.
  9. Do the same thing with your other beaded headpin, to make the other side of the heart shape.
  10. Open up a jump ring with your pliers and slide on the two simple wire loops from the tops of your bent "head" pins. Close your jump ring.
  11. Next, attach the bottoms of your beaded "head" pins by slightly opening one of your simple wire loops and sliding on the loop from the second simple wire loop. Close the loop.
  12. Then, slide a 6mm Rose AB bicone onto a head pin and create a simple wire loop.
  13. Slide this simple wire loop (with bicone attached) onto one of the simple wire loops at the bottom of your heart shape.
  14. Next, open a jump ring with your pliers, and slide it onto the last link of your chain length. Before closing the jump ring back up, slide on your beaded heart. I slid mine on in between the Light Rose and Rose Pink bicones at the top of one side of the heart. Refer to the photo for assistance.
  15. And that's it.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-2600 - Silver Plated 2.5mm x 3mm Cable Chain - By The Foot
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5325 - Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches/21 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3025 - Silver Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5683 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone Pink 'Rose AB' (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5485 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads Light Siam (50)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5480 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads Light Rose Pink x50
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5486 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads Siam Red (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5482 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads 'Rose Pink' (50)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Valentine's Day
Ingredients CHA-2600, FHP-5325, FJR-5454, FEA-3025, BCZ-5683, BCZ-5485, BCZ-5480, BCZ-5486, BCZ-5482,

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.
Silver Plated Cable Chain, 2.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-2600
Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches/21 Gauge (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.15 / Package | SKU: FHP-5325
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Silver Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25x16.5mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.78 / Package | SKU: FEA-3025
Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads Light Siam (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5485
Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads Light Rose Pink x50
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5480
Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads Siam Red (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5486
Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads 'Rose Pink' (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5482
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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