Retired - Tess Earrings

PROJECT E1004
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Beginner

Deep purple Austrian crystals and an antique silver plated window are featured in these delicate chandelier earrings. Add a subtly elegant finishing touch to any look.

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.

Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Begin with two 1", 22 gauge silver plated head pins. Place a 5 mm purple velvet Austrian Crystal bicone bead onto each head pin. Use wire looping pliers to create a simple wire loop after each crystal bead and trim the excess with a pair of flush cutters.
  2. Repeat this process with two 1", 22 gauge silver plated open eye pins and two more crystal beads.
  3. Use flush cutters to cut a 3/4" length of 1.6 mm antique silver plated cable chain.
  4. Take one of the crystal beads you've put on a head pin and use the wire loop you made to hang it from the loop inside the window shape on a 24.5 mm antique silver plated window chandelier earring finding.
  5. Hang one of the crystal beads you've put on an eye pin from each of the lower loops on the earring finding using the wire loop you made.
  6. Use the lower loops on these beads to attach one end of the chain to the bottom of each bead. Be sure the wire loops go through the last loop on each end of the chain.
  7. Hold the earring up straight and determine which link in the chain hangs in the middle at the bottom. Use the wire loop you made on the second bead with a head pin to hang the bead from this link in the chain. Make sure it's the middle link so that the bottom bead hangs directly between the middle two.
  8. Use a pair of chain nose pliers to gently open the ring on the base of an antique silver plated fish hook earring hook and hang the top loop of the earring finding on the ring. Close the ring. Make sure the front of the earring finding is facing forward.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9887 - Antiqued Silver Plated Cable Circle Chain 1.6mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3091 - Antiqued Silver Plated Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-9909 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5314 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inch/22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6265 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1594 - Austrian Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 5mm, 20 Pieces, Purple Velvet
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-9887, FEA-3091, FEA-9909, FHP-5314, FHP-6265, SWBB-1594,

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, Fish Hook Ear Wire 15x15mm, Antiqued Silver Plated (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3091
Head Pins, Silver Plated, 1 Inch Long and 22 Gauge Thick (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: FHP-5314
Open Eye Pins, 50 Pieces, Silver Plated (1 Inch Long and 22 Gauge Thick)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-6265
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)

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