Retired - Sterling Silver Date Night Earrings

PROJECT E640
Designer: Lidia Ramos
Skill Level: Beginner
Whether going out dancing or to dinner with friends, these earrings are the perfect accessory. Make them as long or short as you like.
Instructions
Please begin by watching the video on making wire loops correctly. Remember to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Cut the heads off of 5 sterling silver head pins. Try not to cut too much of the length of the pin.
  2. Create a simple wire loop on one end of one of the above cut head pins. Place 1 Swarovski 3mm bicone bead in jet black onto the wire. Create another simple wire loop directly after the bead. Try to use just the smallest tip of your round nose pliers to make these loops in order to create a delicate feel. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  3. Repeat the above step with your 4 remaining wire pieces (head pins without heads).
  4. Take 1 head pin and place 1 Swarovski 3mm bicone bead in jet black onto the wire. Create a simple wire loop right after the bead. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. For the next few steps, you are going to be opening the simple loops from the above items the same way you would open a jump ring.
  6. Let's begin linking our earring together!
  7. Open the loop at the top of the beaded dangle which is on the head pin, link it through the end open-work hole of one of the chain tag plaques. Close the loop. Go to the other end of the chain tag plaque and open and attach another beaded segment (this one with a loop on each end). On the other end of this beaded segment, attach another chain tag plaque. Keep doing this until you end up with a total of 6 chain tag plaques attached with Swarovski jet black bicones between them. See the photo if need be.
  8. Open the loop at the base of your french wire earring hooks and attach it to the open-work hole of the chain tag plaque at the top of the dangle earring you just created. Close the loop back up.
  9. Add an earring safety back to your earring hook.
  10. C'est Fini!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-1094 - Sterling Silver Chain Tags Plaques For Clasps (10)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FEA-02090 - Earring Hooks, French Wire with Ball 17.5x10mm, 6 Pieces, Sterling Silver
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1004 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-02710 - Sterling Silver Head Pins 26 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1315 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Jet Black
    Project uses 12 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 Special Occasion
Ingredients FCL-1094, FEA-02090, FEA-1004, FHP-02710, SWBB-1315,

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.
Sterling Silver Chain Tags Plaques For Clasps (10)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.60 / Package | SKU: FCL-1094
Earring Hooks, French Wire with Ball 17.5x10mm, 6 Pieces, Sterling Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: FEA-02090
Sterling Silver Head Pins 26 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: FHP-02710
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Jet Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.09 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1315
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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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