Retired - Summer Lovin' Earrings

PROJECT E2074
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
Crystal Metallic Sunshine, a gorgeous color from the Swarovski Innovations Spring/Summer 2016 Collection, is the star of these earrings. With the sweet Love Bead and the shimmering Sunshine, these earrings are sure to help you swing into summer.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by first making all of the links for this earring.
  2. Take one rondelle bead, string it on to one eye pin. Make a simple wire loop. Set Aside. Repeat for 3 more rondelle beads.
  3. Take one rondelle bead, string it on to one head pin. Make a simple wire loop. Set Aside. Repeat for 2 more rondelle beads.
  4. Take one 12mm heart bead, string it on to one eye pin. Make a simple wire loop. Set Aside. Repeat for 1 more heart bead.
  5. Take one 8mm heart bead, string it on to one eye pin. Make a simple wire loop. Set Aside. Repeat for 1 more heart bead.
  6. The easiest way to cut the chain into uniform pieces is to count the links. You will need the following lengths: four lengths of 10 links and three lengths of 4 links.
  7. Open the loop of one eye pin with a rondelle on it, same as you would a jump ring, and attach it to the loop of the earring hook. Open the other loop of the eye pin and attach it to the single loop of the triple strand reducer. (See photo for reference).
  8. Open the loop of one eye pin with a rondelle on it, attach it to the first of three loops of the strand reducer. Repeat with 2 more eye pins with rondelles on them to the second and third loops of the strand reducer.
  9. To complete the first strand, open the loop of the rondelle and attach a 10 link chain. To the end of the chain, attach an eye pin with a 8mm heart bead. To the other side of this heart bead, attach another 10 link chain. To the end of the chain, attach one rondelle bead on a head pin. Repeat this step for the third strand.
  10. To complete the second strand, open the loop of the rondelle and attach a 4 link chain. To the end of the chain, attach an eye pin with a 12mm heart bead. To the other side of this heart bead, attach another 4 link chain. To the end of the chain, attach an eye pin with a 12mm heart bead. To the other side of this heart bead, attach another 4 link chain. To the end of the chain, attach one rondelle bead on a head pin.
  11. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWC-54553 - Swarovski Crystal, 5040 Rondelle Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal Metallic Sunshine
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWCR-5142 - Swarovski Crystal, 5741 Love Heart Bead 12mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Metallic Sunshine
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWCR-5133 - Swarovski Crystal, 5741 Love Heart Bead 8mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Metallic Sunshine
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FEA-02060 - Earring Hooks, French Wire with Coil 19mm Long, 4 Pieces, 14K Gold Filled
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-1514 - Gold Filled Triple Bead Strand Reducer Connector (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-1814 - 14/20 Gold Filled Cable Chain 2.7mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 Foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6257 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5215 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1.5 Inches (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Valentine's Day, Summer
Ingredients SWC-54553, SWCR-5142, SWCR-5133, FEA-02060, FCO-1514, CHA-1814, FHP-6257, FHP-5215,

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.
Earring Hooks, French Wire with Coil 19mm Long, 4 Pieces, 14K Gold Filled
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-02060
14/20 Gold Filled Cable Chain, 2.4mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$7.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-1814
22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-6257
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1.5 Inches (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FHP-5215
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
$12.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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