Retired - The Cat and the Canary Earrings

PROJECT E607
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
In these whimsical earrings, the stretching cat is reaching longingly for the illusive bird just out of reach. Cheerful lavender and tanzanite colored Swarovski crystal beads add to the fun and uplifting spirit of these
Instructions
  1. Cut 2 inches of 24 gauge gold wire. Create a simple wire loop on one end and thread onto it 1 6mm Swarovski crystal rondelle. Create a wrapped wire loop at the top and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  2. Open the simple wire loop at the bottom like how you would open a jump ring and insert the loop attached to the paws of your cat charm. Close the loop. Set aside.
  3. Cut a 3 inch length of 24 gauge gold wire. Create a simple wire loop at one end and thread onto the wire:
  4. 1 - 4mm Swarovski crystal round bead
  5. your bird charm (so that he is sitting upright on the bead below)
  6. 1 - 4mm Swarovski crystal round bead
  7. Create a wrapped wire loop at the top and cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Open the simple wire loop at the bottom and insert the wrapped wire loop from the cat dangle you made in step 1. Close the loop. Set aside.
  8. Cut a 2 inch length of 24 gauge gold wire. Create a simple wire loop on one end and thread onto it one 6mm Swarovski crystal rondelle. Create a wrapped wire loop at the top and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  9. Open the simple wire loop at the bottom and insert the wrapped wire loop at the top of your bird/cat dangle. Close the loop.
  10. Now take your french earring hook and open the loop at the bottom the same way you would open a jump ring). Insert the wrapped wire loop you now have at the top of your dangle. Close the earring loop.
  11. Don't forget to double these instructions to make your matched pair!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WNT-2433 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 1 package.

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

  • PND-0557 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-0658 - Matte 16KT Gold Plated Playful Kitten Cat Charm 14mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-04125 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Tanzanite Satin
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-56151 - Swarovski Crystal, 5040 Rondelle Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Provence Lavender
    Project uses 4 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
Ingredients WNT-2433, FEA-02060, PND-0557, PND-0658, SWC-04125, SWC-56151,

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.
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire, 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.29 / Package | SKU: WNT-2433
Earring Hooks, French Wire with Coil 19mm Long, 2 Pairs, 14K Gold Filled
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FEA-02060
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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