Night in Emerald City Chain Maille Earring Tutorial
Created by: Melissa Rhoades
Designer Tips Open 16 jump rings of each color (64 rings total). Keep each color in a separate pile. TIP: for box chain, you don't need to open the rings very far. To make the design pictured, use emerald as color 1, sea foam as color 2, olive as color 3, and silver as color 4. Create two 1-3/8" lengths of box chain, alternating between colors 1, 2, 3, and 4 each time you add 2 more rings to the pattern. Each 1-3/8" length will use 32 rings (8 of each color). If you don't already know how to make box chain, you can find fully illustrated instructions in the book Classic Chain Mail Jewelry by Sue Ripsch or in our Weave Got Maille Box Chain bracelet kits. Continued Below...
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Attach an ear wire to the top two emerald jump rings on each length of box chain. Use triangle bails to attach a briolette to the bottom two silver jump rings on each length of box chain. Create 24 basic-loop dangles with Swarovski bicone beads from the Crystal Jams™ mix and head pins. Attach 12 dangles to the bottom of each earring. Melissa vertically staggered the crystals by attaching 2 crystals to each bottom sea foam ring, 2 crystals to each bottom silver ring, and 2 crystals to each side of the triangle bail on each earring. To make long duster earrings, use 32 jump rings of each color (128 rings total) and make two 2-3/4" lengths of box chain. To make different colored earrings, see all colors of 18-gauge 4.5mm I.D. enameled copper jump rings. Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos To view PDF files, you will need . You can Adobe Acrobat Reader download it . free here Suggested Supplies 1 pair #19-258-342 Cubic Zirconia Bead, Faceted Puffed Briolette, 18mm - Olivine 1 gross [use 2, not shown] #33-425 Nylon Earring Back 1 gross [use 2] #34-362-3 Silver Plated Ear Wire, French Hook, Plain 1 ounce [use 24] #37-411-3 Silver Plated Head Pin, 7/8", Thin 1 ounce [use 2] #37-024-3 Silver Plated Triangle Bail, Small 1 gross [use 24] #05-328-04-927 Swarovski Crystal Jams™ Assortment Faceted Bicone 4mm 1 ounce [use 16] #37-199-1845-45 Weave Got Maille Jump Ring, Round, 6.6mm - Emerald Color 1 ounce [use 16] #37-199-1845-26 Weave Got Maille Jump Ring, Round, 6.6mm - Olive 1 ounce [use 16] #37-199-1845-34 Weave Got Maille Jump Ring, Round, 6.6mm - Sea Foam 1 ounce [use 16] #37-199-1845-21 Weave Got Maille Jump Ring, Round, 6.6mm - Silver Tools #69-269-02 EURO TOOL German, Round-Nose Pliers, 4.5" #65-396 EURO TOOL Pliers, Bent Chain Nose, 5" #65-330 EURO TOOL Pliers, Chain Nose, Non-Serrated, 5" #69-056 EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter