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Chandelier Earrings

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Chandelier Earrings

What you need

1 foot fine sterling chain w/open links
10 24g sterling silver headpins
9" 24g sterling wire (half hard)
1 pair sterling ear wires
20 sterling spacers
22 4mm crystals
12 6mm crystals





Instructions

Step 1 – Cut wire: 2 pieces 1 1/2″, 2 pieces 3″.

Step 2 – Cut chain: 8 pieces 1/2″, 4 pieces 3/4″, 2 pieces 1 1/4″

Step 3 – With one 3″ piece of wire create a wire wrap loop & attach to earwire.

Step 4 – Add one 6mm bead. Place the tip of the chin-nose plier against the bead and bend wire to a 90ْ angle.

Step 5 – Make loop bringing the wire tail back to a right angle.

Step 6 – Slip two 1/2″ pieces of chain into the loop.

Step 7 – Wrap wire until it meets the base of the bead. Trim wire & tuck end down.

Step 8 – Make a simple loop on the end of the 1 1/2″ piece of wire, link onto one of the pieces of chain dangling from the earwire.

Step 9 – String 4mm beads & chain on wire alternating in this pattern.

Step 10 -Trim wire to 1/4″. Make loop after the last bead and link to the other piece of chain attached to earwire, bend gently to shape.

Step 11 -String a 4mm bead, a spacer, a 6mm bead and another spacer onto each of the headpins.

Step 12 -Male a loop & attach to the ends of the chain.

Step 13 -Go out on the town & show off your amazing new earrings.

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Comments

  1. Great! Gives me something to do in the holidays! I love earrings but I don’t have my ears pierced so I just replace the hooks with magnets I bought. They are so sophisticated!!! I’ve literally just started beading, so maybe I’ll attempt these later, the look rather complicated! Definetly helps having the pictures there as well. LOVE IT!!!

  2. Cool! :)

  3. oh wow this would go great with a choker of the same color its great

  4. Great tutorial. I’m just getting into doing beading, and I much prefer when the tutorials have pictures for each step. As soon as I buy some chain I will definitely try making these.

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