These trapeze style, simple chain earrings look great on! They are perfect for dancing, a night on the town, or any occasion where you want to be the center of attention. The chain tassel and brilliantly sparkling Swarovski crystal arrow are in constant motion, swinging delicately from their sterling silver trapeze.
Created by: Sondra Barrington
Add a silver night arrow bead to a 2" eye pin and make a wire-wrapped loop or simple loop at the bottom. For looping instructions and best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint: Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
Cut 1 piece of chain, 29 links long. Run a silver jump ring through the middle link, and attach to the ear wire. Use small black gunmetal jump rings to attach the chain ends to the sterling link.
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial.
Use a large black jump ring to attach the arrow dangle to the sterling link.
Cut three approximately 3" pieces of chain, and run a silver jump ring through the middle link of each. (Use 10" of chain for each earring, more if you want extremely long, very flowing tassels!) Attach to bottom loop of wire wrapped arrow dangle.
The niobium earwires are safe for most people with metal allergies, so make several pairs for your friends!
An alternate design option: Lengthen or thicken the tassel. You could also add additional beads, or dangles to the trapeze. This design uses sterling, silver plate and black gunmetal, but other mixed metals would be equally dazzling.
These modern earrings have an art-deco vibe from the mixed metals of silver and gunmetal. These earrings are very light in your ear, easy on your pocketbook, and a
snap to make.
1 pair #34-063-12 TierraCast Black Niobium Earring Hook Findings
2 feet [use 20"] #40-090-60-9 Gunmetal Flat Cable Chain by the FOOT, 1.9mm
1 oz [use 2 eye pins] #Silver Plated Eye Pin, 2", Standard
2 each #44-049-17 Sterling Silver Curved Bar Jewelry Connector, 2 Loop
2 #05-748-12-422 Swarovski 5748 Arrow Bead, 12mm - Silver Night 2x (please note, the earrings shown are using "Plain" Silver Night, which is no longer made in this shape. Swarovski now only makes Silver Night 2x, which means there is no longer a "front" and "back" to these earrings -- the coating is on both sides, so the crystals are a bit more silvery/metallic than shown in this photo.)