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Gold Patina Column Earrings Tutorials
This simple, elegant pair of earrings pairs perfectly with a classic Little Black Dress for holiday parties! Swarovski's Gold Patina effect is stunning on a sparkling rivoli as it reflects nearby colors. A geometric column charm is the perfect finish.
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Place the rivoli crystal in the bezel, and use round-nose pliers to gently squeeze the loop closed, adjusting the rivoli if necessary with your fingers. If any part of the bezel seems not-quite-round, use flat nylon-jaw pliers to smooth the bezel to the crystal.
Choose a matching pair of medium (approx. 5mm) jump rings, and use a jump ring to attach the column charm to the bezel loop that you just closed. For best way to open and close jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
Open bottom loop of ear wire the same way you opened the jump ring, and attach it to the top loop of the bezel, making sure everything is facing forward before you close the ear wire's loop.