Retired - Vintage Seaside Earrings

PROJECT E603
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Featuring delicate gold sea shells dangling from coral and turquoise colored beads, these earrings bring back memories of summers spent at the beach. Enjoy making many new wonderful memories while
Instructions
  1. We will be building these earrings from the bottom up. Take your matte gold shell charm chain and cut a length that is 3 links long. You will notice that your chain is made up of interconnected links with 2 - 3 shell charms on each. You want to cut the fourth link so that 3 full links remain intact. Make a simple clean cut of the fourth link with your flush cutters and open that link like a jump ring. Remove that open link and any shells on it, you will be using all these pieces later. Cut into one more link on your chain and remove the shell charms to use in the next step.
  2. Cut 3 lengths of 24 gauge gold wire 2 inches long each. Make a simple wire loop and put a shell charm on the end. Thread a 4mm Swarovski round faux pearl in coral and then make a wrapped wire loop at the top. Cut off excess wire with your flush cutters. Repeat this step 2 more times so that you have a total of 3 coral sea shell dangles.
  3. Find the cut open link from step one and use it like a jump ring. Put items onto the link in this order: 1 shell charm, 1 coral dangle from step 2, length of shell chain 3 links long from step 1, 2 more coral dangles, and 1 more shell. Close the link/jump ring.
  4. Cut a 2 inch length of 24 gauge wire. Make a simple wire loop and insert the jewelry collection you just made above into the loop, thread onto the wire a round coral bead, and make another simple wire loop.
  5. Cut a 3 inch length of 24 gauge wire. Make a simple wire loop and add the above jewelry piece to that loop, then thread your Czech Glass table cut window bead in turquoise so that the thicker end is placed on the wire first and the tapered end is towards the "top" of your earring, add another round coral bead and create a simple wire loop.
  6. Open the loop at the bottom of your earring hook the same way you would open a jump ring and then insert the simple wire loop at the top of the long jewelry dangle you just made. Close the earring hook loop.
  7. Repeat all the above directions to make your second earring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-3030 - 22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHX-2005 - Matte Gold Plated 7mm Shell Charm Chain - Bulk By The Inch
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWP-4014 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Coral
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2433 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 12 inches. 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
Theme Summer, Nautical
Ingredients FEA-3030, CHX-2005, SWP-4014, WNT-2433,

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.
22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.90 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
Charm Chain, Shell 7mm, Matte Gold Plated, Cut to Order, by the Inch
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$1.12 / Package | SKU: CHX-2005
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Coral
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: SWP-4014
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
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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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