Retired - Piper Earrings

PROJECT E3100
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
DIY green hemp tassels pair with green Czech glass cup chain and gold plated findings in these pretty boutique-style earrings.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will also need a scrap piece of wire to apply your glue with.
  1. Using your flush cutters, cut a length of green Czech glass cup chain that is 9 cups long. Set aside.
  2. With your scrap piece of wire, carefully appy a thin line of E-6000 glue around the channel of your TierraCast pagoda cord end. Carefully place your cup chain length onto the glue and hold in place till dry.
  3. Next, watch the video on How to Add a Cone to a Tassel. This video is just for reference since you will be using a similar technique. (There are many ways to make a tassel and the end result will have the same look. The way I made my tassel in this project is by folding over 4 inch lengths of hemp twine and gluing into place.)
  4. While your green hemp twine is still on its card, hold one side of it in place and using your flush cutters, cut the other side off of the card. Remove from card while still holding on to the folded portion of your hemp twine.
  5. Decide how long you want your tassel length to be; I measured mine to be 2 inches long folded (so each length was 4 inches long total). While your hemp twine is still folded over, use flush cutters to trim to your desired length or follow my measurement.
  6. Next, add a large dab of glue into the well of your TierraCast pagoda cord end, and gently insert the folded part of your green hemp twine into the glue. Hold in place until it dries.
  7. Once dry, use your chain nose pliers to open a 5mm gold plated jump ring. Slide it through the loop on the top of your cord end and close.
  8. Next, open a gold plated kidney wire and slide it through the jump ring and close.
  9. You're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-6603 - 22K Gold Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires Extra Long 1.5 Inch (1 Pair)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2116 - TierraCast Maker's Collection, Pagoda Cord Ends Fits 10mm, 2 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3542 - Beadsmith Natural Hemp Twine Bead Cord 0.55mm-Four Jewel Colors Variety-42 Feet Each
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-10146 - Czech Crystal Brass Rhinestone Cup Chain 32PP - Opaque Green (By The Foot)
    Project uses 4 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients FEA-6603, FCR-2116, XCR-3542, XTL-1054, CHA-10146, FJR-5250,

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.
TierraCast Maker's Collection, Pagoda Cord Ends Fits 10mm, 2 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$8.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-2116
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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