Sweeter Than Honey Earrings Tutorial
Created by: Mollie Valente
Designer Tips First make a chain using 8mm jump rings and large-hole beads: Twist open a jump ring and string it through a large-hole bead and then close the jump ring. Open a second jump ring and string it through the first large-hole bead and a second large-hole bead; then close jump ring. Open a third jump ring and string it through the second large-hole bead and a third large-hole bead; then close jump ring. Open a fourth jump ring and string it through the third large-hole bead and a fourth large-hole bead; then close jump ring. Open a fifth jump ring and string it through the fourth large-hole bead and the loop of an ear wire, then close jump ring. For most secure way way to open and close jump rings, see . Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF) Continued Below...
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Designer Tips Continued Add a crystal pear-cut pendant: Twist open a 5mm jump ring and string on a pear cut crystal pendant. Attach the jump ring to the bottom ring of the jump-ring-and-bead chain, positioning the flat "table" side of the pendant facing forward. Twist the jump ring closed. Repeat all steps to make the second earring. Suggested Supplies
1 pair #34-061-27 TierraCast Brass-colored Niobium Earring Hook Findings 1 100-pack (use 8 beads) # 26-114-0 Gold Plated Brass 5x5mm Barrel Beads, Large Hole 2 each #06-433-11-39 Swarovski 6433 Pear Cut Pendant, 11.5mm - Light Colorado Topaz 1 ounce (use 10 pieces) #37-167-6 Antiqued Brass Plated Jump Ring, Round, 8mm 1 ounce (use 2 pieces) #37-136-6 Antiqued Brass Jump Ring, Round, 5mm 1 pair #33-960 French wire keepers (optional) Tools
Your favorite flat-nose & bent chain-nose pliers (one pair of each) Beading Mat #66-214-18 (optional) - keep beads from rolling away from you while you work!
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