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Chain mail bead earrings

A guest tutorial by Beads Direct

To make these fabulous chain mail earrings, you will need...
Silver plated ear wires (F473)
Silver plated jumprings 6mm (F1092)
Silver plated jumprings 8mm (F1160)
Japanese Toho seed beads 6 blue zircon (6R27BDF_A)
(You can also use other colours of seed beads to suit your style!)

In three easy steps...

STEP 1 Create a captured seed bead by threading on to an eye pin and making an eye either side. Thread one eye onto a large jump ring and bring it to the bottom of the jump ring. Thread the other eye on and close the ring, so the bead is captured inside it.

STEP 2 Link two small rings to the captured bead, placing one either side of the eye pin. Use one small ring to catch these two small rings and attach to the ear wire.

STEP 3 Make a second captured bead, and link to the first using 2 small rings either side of the pins. Place a bead on a small ring & link this to the bottom captured bead with two small rings, either side of the pin. Repeat to make second earring.

These earrings are so easy to make and are perfect for the upcoming spring season!


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KayzKreationz said…
These look great and very easy from your tutorial and the video. Can't wait to try it. Thanks