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 Earrings with Celestial Crystal® Beads, Antiqued Gold Pewter Charms and Antiqued Gold-Plated Steel Focals 

Earrings with Celestial Crystal® Beads, Antiqued Gold Pewter Charms and Antiqued Gold-Plated Steel Focals
Step 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 8-inch lengths of 34-gauge gold color brass wire.
Step 2
Place the end of one length of wire on the middle point of one side of one 40x30mm gold-plated steel open oval focal. Wrap the wire around the focal to secure the wire in place. String onto the wire one 4mm light blue AB faceted bicone bead then wrap the wire two more times around the wire, moving along the length of the focal as you place the bead and wrap. Continue to add one bicone bead followed by two wraps around the focal between beads in the following order.
  • Two 4mm light blue AB faceted bicone beads for a total of three
  • Two 4mm medium blue AB faceted bicone beads
  • One cobalt AB faceted bicone bead
  • Two 4mm medium blue AB faceted bicone beads
  • Three 4mm light blue AB faceted bicone beads
Wrap the wire four times to finish then trim wire with flush-cutters.

Repeat to wire wrap the second open oval focal.
Step 3
String one 8mm light blue AB faceted round bead onto one 1-inch gold-plated eyepin. Using round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers and flush cutters, create a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating an 8mm light blue AB faceted round beading link.

Repeat to create a total of two 8mm light blue AB faceted round beading links.

Repeat to create two 4mm light blue AB faceted bicone beading links.
Step 4
Open one loop on a 4mm faceted bicone beading link and attach it to the loop on the 19x15mm angel with halo charm. Close the loop.
Step 5
Open one loop on an 8mm faceted round beading link and attach it to the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Close the loop.
Step 6
Open one 5mm gold-plated jumpring and pass it through the top of one open oval focal, the opposite loop on the 4mm bicone beading link and the opposite loop on the 8mm faceted round beading link. Close the jumpring.

Repeat Steps 4 - 6 to create a second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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