Mix & match your favorite shades of red, white and blue -- we used Siam, Light Siam, Alabaster, Opal, Sapphire and Capri, but linked in a few other shades below as well.
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Cut 6 matching pairs of chain links: 7 links, 9 links, 11 links, 13 links, 15 links, and 18 links. Tip: To use just 1 foot of chain total, you can cut all of these 2 links shorter.
Open a jump ring, and add the longest chain first, then 13 and 7 on one side, 15 and 9 on the other side. Add to the base of an ear wire, and securely close jump ring. (Use 2 pairs of pliers.)
Decide which colors of beads you want in which locations. For the 3 shortest chains, put a crystal bicone on a ball-end head pin, and make a simple loop. (Keep all loops the same length. See Basic Jewelry-Making Techniques sheet for tips.) Put one on each of the 3 shorter chains.
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!
For the longer chains, add each crystal to an eye pin, trim and make a loop. Add stars to the bottom of each, and hang each off a long chain.
Repeat for other earring, but be sure to reverse the pattern (shortest chain on left side of one earring; shortest chain on right side of the other earring).