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Cadenilla Earrings Tutorial
Created by: Megan Holden
Create 2 beaded eye pins, each with one rose peach rondelle, one AG Bali-style 4mm spacer and a 4mm light turquoise round. Attach one end to the hole in the leverback ear wires, and other end to the the top holes of the Fan Link Connectors.
Using four 4mm jump rings, attach one to each of the 2nd and 4th holes at the bottom of the TierraCast Fan Link Connectors. You are now ready to create the "waterfalls" of chain below.
Cut chain into four 5-link pieces, and four 9-link pieces.
Create 8 beaded eye pin links, each with a 5mm peridot bicone.
For each of the jump rings you attached to the 2nd & 4th bottom holes of the fans, attach a 5-link section of chain, a 5mm peridot bicone link, a 9-link chain, another peridot link, a 4mm jump ring, and a 9mm light turquoise briolette.
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are temporarily out of production (TOP). We are actively looking for replacements, and hope to have good subs for the missing parts, available SOON!
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For step-by-step instructions on creating loops on head and eye pins, plus most secure way way to open and close jump rings and other loops, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Designer Tips, Continued
For the outer waterfall lengths for each earring, attach an eye pin to each outer hole of the bottom of each TierraCast Ethnic Fan, thread a 4mm light turquoise round onto each open end of the eye pins and close in loops as instructed previously. To each of the bottom loops of the turquoise round links, attach a 3-link section of chain, then attach another eye pin with a 3mm rose peach bicone threaded onto open end and closed in loop (but this time leave 10.5mm excess wire for your loop -- about 7 tick marks on a standard ruler) and close your loop through one TierraCast Intermix Link. Repeat for feeding through the TierraCast Link again (large loops fed through the links and small loops through chain ends) and finish by twisting open and attaching a 4mm jump ring with attached light turquoise 9mm briolette.
Lastly you just have the middle lengths remaining. Start again by attaching an eye pin to each of the remaining center holes, threading a 4mm light turquoise round onto the open ends and close in loops. Attach a 3-link length of chain to each bottom of the previous eye pins with light turquoise rounds, next attach another eye pin and thread one 3mm rose peach bicone, one Bali spacer and one 5mm peridot bicone to each eye pin and close in the larger size of loop to feed through the remaining TierraCast Intermix links, reverse the order and attach a larger loop end of eye pin to the bottom of Intermix link (with now 5mm peridot bicone/Bali-spacer/rose peach 3mm) and from the bottom smaller loop, attach a 6-link length of chain, and finish for each earring with a jump ring and a 13mm light turquoise briolette.