Retired - Sputnik Earrings

PROJECT E3023
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Embellished using SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS rhinestone flatbacks in Jet and Black Diamond, these fun earrings resemble little dangling satellites! They're fun to make and wear.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Cut a one inch length of chain with your flush cutters. Set aside.
  2. Onto a head pin, string on a jet black Czech glass teardrop bead (with the large portion of the bead going down), a silver tone mesh wire bead, and another jet black Czech glass teardrop bead (with the small portion of the bead going down).
  3. With your round nose pliers, create a wrapped wire loop.
  4. With your chain nose pliers, open up a jump ring and slide it through the loop on your bead dangle as well as the last link from one side of your chain length. Close the jump ring with your pliers.
  5. Open up the loop on your earring hook (the way you would a jump ring) and slide on the last link from the opposite side of your chain length. Close with your pliers.
  6. Watch the video on How to Use the Magical Pick.
  7. Next, using your Hypo Cement glue, place tiny dabs of glue in a row, all along the side of your mesh ball bead.
  8. You will be adding seven SS12 flatbacks in Black Diamond, and seven in SS16 Jet Black. Refer to the photo for placement details. Using your Magical Pick, pick up your rhinetone flatbacks and gently place them onto the dabs of glue (flat side down) in an alternating pattern. See photo.
  9. Once all your rhinestone flatbacks are glued onto your mesh ball, set the earring aside to dry.
  10. You're done!
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.

  • BMB-8430 - Silver Tone Mesh Wire Large Hole Bead - 13x16mm (6)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-5802 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8 x 6mm Teardrop Jet Black (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • FEA-3015 - Silver Plated Fishhooks Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-41612 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS16 3.8mm, 50 Pieces, Jet
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-41219 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS12 3mm, 50 Pieces, Black Diamond
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5140 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. 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
  • XTL-4004 - Beadsmith Magical Rhinestone Pick Up Tool With Cleaning Kit - Great For Placing Flatback Rhinestones
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-2600, BMB-8430, BCP-5802, FHP-5325, FEA-3015, SWF-41612, SWF-41219, FJR-5140, XTL-1001,

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.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-2600
Silver Tone Mesh Wire Large Hole Bead - 13x16mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: BMB-8430
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8 x 6mm Teardrop
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.95 / Package | SKU: BCP-5802
Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches/21 Gauge (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.22 / Package | SKU: FHP-5325
Earring Hooks, Fishhook Style 15MMx17MM, 25 Pairs, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.37 / Package | SKU: FEA-3015
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.36 / Package | SKU: FJR-5140
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001

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
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

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