Retired - Romance Defined Earrings

PROJECT E608
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner

The movement of these earrings makes one think of dancing, while the sparkle of the silver and crystal conjures images of the sun's rays flashing brilliantly along a water's surface on a sunny day.

Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

  1. Remember to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings!
  2. Thread onto a ball head pin: 1 Austrian crystal 4mm crystal bicone, 1 silver plated bead cap with the "petals" facing the direction of the bicone, 1Austrian crystal 6mm crystal spacer. Create a simple wire loop after your beads and cut off excess wire using flush cutters.
  3. Cut a 3 inch length of 24 gauge silver plated artistic wire. Create a wrapped wire loop at one end and thread onto the wire: 1 pearl, 1 silver plated bead cap with the petals facing the pearl, 1 Austrian crystal 4mm crystal bicone. Create a wrapped wire loop at the top and cut off excess wire.
  4. Cut a 2 inch length of wire. Create a simple wire loop at one end and thread onto the wire: 1 Austrian crystal 4mm crystal bicone, 1 silver plated bead cap with the "petals" facing the direction of the bicone, 1Austrian crystal 6mm crystal spacer. Create a simple wire loop at the top.
  5. We are now going to assemble your earring. Take the first section you made using the ball head pin and open the simple wire loop at the top the same way you would open a jump ring and connect it to the wrapped wire loop at the bottom of the pearl. Close the loop.
  6. Now open the simple wire loop beneath the bicone in the beaded segment from step 4 and connect it to the wrapped wire loop on top of the pearl segment. Close the loop.
  7. At this point you have one long dangle earring strand consisting of three connected segments and an earring hook. On the end of your dangle that has the simple wire loop, open that loop and attach it to the hoop at the base of your leverback earrings. Close the loop.
  8. Congratulations, enjoy your lovely new earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-05014 - Earring Findings, Leverback with Shell Design 17x10mm, 2 Pieces, Sterling Silver
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PEW-2011 - Creamy White Cultured Pearls Oval 9-12mm - 15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-5303 - Austrian Crystal, 5305 Rondelle Spacer Beads 6mm, 8 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6432 - Bright Silver Plated Large Engraved Flower Bead Caps 10mm (12)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2430 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5319 - Beadalon Silver Plated Ball Head Pins - 22 Gauge - 2 Inches (24)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients FEA-05014, PEW-2011, SWC-5303, BMB-6432, WCR-2430, FHP-5319,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
Earring Findings, Leverback with Shell Design 17x10mm, Sterling Silver (1 Pair)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FEA-05014
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, Tarnish Resistant Silver (10 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.49 / Package | SKU: WCR-2430
Beadalon Head Pin, with Ball Head 2 Inches Long and 22 Gauge Thick, Silver Plated (24 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-5319
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$6.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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