Retired - Sock Hop Earrings

PROJECT E666
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner

The colors in these earrings are so very 1950's and we love it! The design is fun and playful as well and will have you feeling cheery every time you wear them.

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. Cut a 4" length of your sterling silver beading chain.
  2. Thread the tail of one end of chain into the sterling silver crimp bead with the single loop. Push the tail into the crimp bead so that it is just to the point of coming out the other end, but it does not. For this design, I chose to not crimp the bead in the traditional way, but instead just flatten it with my chain nose pliers. I liked the look better for the design. You can either crimp your bead in the traditional way or just use your chain nose pliers to flatten it, thus trapping your beading chain inside. Make sure to press firmly.
  3. String onto you beading chain: 1 Austrian Crystal 8mm round faux pearl in rose peach, 1 Austrian Crystal 6mm round bead in pacific opal, another pearl, another round bead, and another pearl.
  4. Attach a crimp bead with loop to the other end of your beading chain (do this the same way you attached the first).
  5. Slide both of the loops attached to the crimp beads onto your sterling silver sleek shepherd crook earring hook.
  6. That's it! So very easy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-1280 - Sterling Silver Fine Snake Beading Chain .5mm Bulk By The Ft.
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2319 - Sterling Silver Cord Ends / Crimp Beads With Loop 1.7mm x 2mm - 1mm Hole(10)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4046 - Sterling Silver Sleek & Graceful Shepherd Crook Earring Hooks (2 PAIR)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0637 - Austrian Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Pacific Opal
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8092 - Austrian Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Rose Peach
    Project uses 6 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
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-1280, FCR-2319, FEA-4046, SWC-0637, SWP-8092,

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.
Sterling Silver Fine Snake Beading Chain, .5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: CHA-1280
Cord Ends, Crimp Beads with Loop 2x1.7mm, Sterling Silver (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.30 / Package | SKU: FCR-2319
Sterling Silver Sleek & Graceful Shepherd Crook Earring Hooks (2 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$8.75 / Package | SKU: FEA-4046
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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

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