Monday, September 08, 2014

Leftover bead earrings



Here's a little project that used up some leftovers from quite a few previous projects!  In fact, the materials come from 4 different suppliers!



Materials & Tools
Round leverback ear wires (Fire Mountain Gems)
Twisted round jump rings (Fire Mountain Gems)
Czech glass beads (The Best Beads)
Head pins (Rings & Things)
Lightweight chain (Michaels)
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Ruler



1. Cut two lengths of chain, each approximately 3 inches.

2. Attach the beads to the chain by creating wrapped loops with the head pins.  Attach leaves with large jump rings, and add a few decorative jump rings to the last link of the chain.




3. The small loop on the bottom of the leverback ear wire opens, so you won't have to add any more jump rings to the top.




4. Make the second earring to match (or contrast if you prefer!) with the first.


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2 comments:

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Those look like really looong earrings, Cyndi. Three inches plus hookplas circles hanging down, right?

They'd be too long (for my long face). Maybe I could make a shorter version. The design and Czech beads are lovely.

Cyndi L said...

Yup, they're long. I have long hair and I like loooong earrings. Shorten accordingly :-)

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