Retired - Vitrail Chandelier Earrings

PROJECT E8003
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Vivid Czech vitrail beads shimmer and sway from an ornate filigree bead cap, suspended on alternating lengths of bright silver chain.
Instructions
For similar bead cap and cone earring design options, please watch the video: How to Make the Sepia Rose Earrings. By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by stringing a 4mm bead onto a head pin and make a simple wire loop. Repeat this step 11 more times.
  2. Using flush cutters, cut six 1/2 inch lengths of chain, and six 3/4 inch lengths of chain.
  3. Take one of your 4mm beads from step one and open the simple wire loop the same way that you would open a jump ring. Slide the loop onto the end link of one of your cut chains. Close the loop. Repeat this step 11 more times.
  4. Open a 3mm jump ring and slide on the first link of one 1/2 inch chain section. Also slide on one of the loops at the edge of the bead cap. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step five more times, alternating every other loop around the bead cap.
  5. Now open a 3mm jump ring and slide on the first link of one 3/4 inch chain section. Also slide on one of the loops at the edge of the bead cap, directly in between two of your 1/2 inch hanging chains. Repeat this step five more times, alternating every other loop until the bead cap is filled with twelve chain dangles total.
  6. Next, string a 4mm bead onto a head pin. Then string on your bead cap with chain dangles hanging downward. String one more 4mm bead onto the head pin above the cap, and create a wrapped wire loop.
  7. Finally, use pliers to open the bottom loop of your earring hook the same way you would open a jump ring, and attach it to your completed earring. Close the loop. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-7072 - Silver Plated Large Ornate Filigree Bead Caps 11mm (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5414 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inch 24 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 26 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4025 - Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2400 - Silver Plated 2mm x 2.4mm Cable Chain - By The Foot
    Project uses 15 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-3920 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings Oval 21 Gauge 3x4mm (50)
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3493 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Crystal Vitrail' (50)
    Project uses 28 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Vintage Look, Spring, Bridal
Ingredients BMB-7072, FHP-5414, FEA-4025, CHA-2400, FJR-3920, BCP-3493,

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.
Silver Plated Large Ornate Filigree Bead Caps 11mm (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: BMB-7072
Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inch 24 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: FHP-5414
Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$11.59 / Package | SKU: FEA-4025
Silver Plated Cable Chain, 1.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: CHA-2400
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings Oval 21 Gauge 3x4mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: FJR-3920
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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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