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Kilauea Nights Earring Tutorial
This stunning earrings project combines Swarovski queen baguette crystals with cascades of wrapped loop dangles and stylish Nina Designs earring hooks. The bicone bead dangles highlight the tones that reflect and shimmer from the crystal's volcano coating!
Created by: Amy Mickelson
Steps to Make These Earrings
Gather all your supplies (ready to purchase below).
Create wrapped loop crystal dangles with a bicone and a size 15 metallic seed bead on each head pin. (For step-by-step instructions on making wrapped loops, see Making Earrings 101 - PDF.) The size 15 seed bead balances the look of the ball-end head pin and buffers the crystal from possible chipping when making your wrapped loop.
FUN TIP: The 2" head pins are long enough to make messy wrapped loops if desired.
Attach a 6mm round jump ring to each baguette. Before closing the jump ring, add two wrapped loop dangles.
Attach two more dangles to a smaller jump ring (I used a 4.5mm) and connect this grouping to the 6mm jump ring.
Use a 4.5mm jump ring to connect the hammered ear wire to the 6mm jump ring. Before closing the jump ring, add a crystal dangle to each side.
Optional: Make a third queen baguette and bicone focal to use as a pendant!
1 pgk of 100 [use 12] #37-091-20-4 Gold Plated Ball End Head Pin, Thin, 2"