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Silver Threader Earrings Tutorial
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
The 18-gauge jump ring only fits through the rings on 3/4 of these ear threads, so if you only order 1 or 2 pairs of ear threads, you may want to pick a thinner gauge jump ring. I picked the heavy gauge option for the strength. (See "grandbaby" reason below.)
Use chain-nose pliers to twist open a jump ring, and slide it through the closed jump ring at the end of the ear thread, then through the crystal.
For best control, use 2 pairs of chain-nose pliers to twist the jump ring closed, being careful not to chip the crystal.
Need a little help to see if you have the ring closed all the way? Check out the hands-free magnifiers below.
Optional: Add a pair of clear rubber keepers or sterling silcone-lined beads to the back, as ear wire keepers.
I recently discovered a new reason to love ear threads! My grandbaby (who currently lives with me - YAY!) just turned one, and he LOVES shinies, so my favorite hoops and French wire earrings are suddenly a bad idea. But ear threads (as long as I don't use a keeper/stopper on the back) are great! Sure, he can tug them right out of my ears, but it doesn't hurt. I can feel it -- and he's surprised every time it works -- and this gives me just enough time to grab my earring out of his chubby little fingers before it hits the floor or goes into his mouth.
2 each #06-696-20-400 Swarovski 6696 Urban Crystal Pendant, 20mm - Crystal Silver Night
#69-275-09 Wubbers Bent Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
#69-275-03 Wubbers Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
Tip: I used chain-nose pliers rather than round-nose pliers, to prevent plier dents in the jump rings. Everything about these earrings is so shiny and reflective, that any little dent is super noticeable. For additional colors and sizes, or similar items, click into the "Related Products" tab of any item.