Trilogy of Treats with no Tricks - Earrings Tutorial
3 fun pairs of Halloween earrings created by: The Swarovski Design Team at create-your-style.com (slightly modified by Rings & Things to replace discontinued items.)
For the black cat earrings, add a 6mm briolette bead and 4mm tangerine bicone bead to an eye pin. Trim excess and make a loop. New to jewelry-making? See Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Using 1 pair of chain-nose pliers evenly across each loop, turn the top loop so it's 90-degrees (perpendicular) to the bottom loop. This will help the cat face forward when the earrings are worn. Add charm to bottom loop, and ear wire to top loop.
For the gravestone earrings, decide if you want to use 14mm clear cross beads (the same size as pictured) or 18mm jet cross beads (to match the color in the photo).
1 dozen #05-328-04-421 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 4mm - Tangerine (use 6 beads total, to make the 3 pairs of pictured earrings)
2 each #49-958-29-GM TierraCast Gunmetal Britannia Pewter Charm, Scary Cat
2 sets #49-958-37-AS TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Charms, Halloween Assortment: (use 1 tombstone and 1 jack-o-lantern charm from each set, or get just 1 assortment, and mix and match your favorite charms to create "mis-matched" Halloween earrings)
2 each #05-378-14-01 Swarovski 5378 Cross Beads, 14mm - Crystal - or - #05-378-18-24 Swarovski 5378 Cross Beads, 18mm - Jet (original design pictured, uses 14mm Jet Cross beads... but we have 14mm clear, or 18mm jet)
2 each #05-728-12-24 Swarovski 5728 Scarab Bead, 12mm - Jet