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Marquise Tears Earrings Tutorial
Created by: Summer Melaas
Cut two 1-3/4" sections of chain.
Cut four 1-1/2" sections of chain.
Add one small and one medium Apatite bead to a ball-end head pin. Wrap onto bottom of a chain section (see step-by-step wire wrap instructions: Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Repeat with remaining five chains.
With the 26g wire, about 1/4 of the way down on the marquise, wrap 2 to 3 times. Place one medium apatite bead, one 1-1/2" chain, one bead, one 1-3/4" chain, one bead, one 1-1/2" chain, and one bead on the wire, then wrap the wire on the opposite side of the marquise.
Designer Tips, Continued
With the 26g wire, just above the medium apatite beads on the marquise, wrap 2 to 3 times. Place 4 small apatite beads on the wire and wrap the wire on the opposite side of the marquise.
Open the French hook and place the top of the marquise on it.
Place one medium apatite bead on a ball-end head pin. Make a loop and hook it to the loop on the French hook in front of the marquise.
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