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 Earrings with Seed Beads, Czech Glass Druk Beads and Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Cones 

Earrings with Seed Beads, Czech Glass Druk Beads and Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Cones
Step 1
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
  • Two 4-inch lengths of 20-gauge round nickel silver wire
  • Ten 3-inch lengths of gunmetal-plated 2mm cable chain

Tassels

Step 2
Using laser scissors cut twenty 12-inch lengths of smoke FireLine® thread. String a beading needle onto one 12-inch length of thread.
Step 3
String onto the thread one silver-lined light purple #11 seed bead. Tie an overhand knot at the end of the thread. Place a small amount of adhesive (Loctite®) on the knot (optional).
Step 4
String onto the thread the following components:
  • Forty-two silver-lined light purple #11 seed beads
  • Two light lavender #15 seed beads
  • One lilac lined fringe seed bead
  • Two light lavender #15 seed beads
Pass the thread back up through the forty-two silver-lined light purple #11 seed beads.

Use a bead stopper to hold the beads on the strand.

Repeat to create ten beaded strands.
Step 5
Repeat to create ten beaded strands using:
  • Forty-two silver-lined lilac #11 seed beads
  • Two light blue violet #15 seed beads
  • One purple lined fringe seed bead
  • Two light blue violet #15 seed beads
Step 6
Match the top of thread on the twenty beaded strands. Using all ten strands, tie an overhand knot at the top to knot the strands together forming a tassel. Place a small amount of adhesive on the knot.
Step 7
Using chain-nose pliers wrap the end of one 4-inch length of 20-gauge wire around the base of the knot. Continue to wrap the wire around the knot to hold it securely in place.
Step 8
String onto the wire the first link of five 3-inch lengths of gunmetal-plated 2mm cable chain, one gunmetal-plated 15.5x15mm cone and one 6mm round purple satin glass bead. Finish the end with a wrapped loop.
Step 9
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the wrapped loop on the tassel. Close the loop.
Step 10
Repeat Steps 2 - 9 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Using Bead Cones'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Bead Stopper™, How-To'' how-to video
  • ''Knots Tutorial'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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