Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Sterling Silver Drops and Chain

STEP 1
Using the diagonal cutters, cut the chain as follows:
  • Ten, 3-3/4 inch lengths
  • Two, 2-1/2 inch lengths
  • Two, 2-1/4 inch lengths
STEP 2
Place an aquamarine bicone bead onto an eyepin. Finish the end with a simple loop to create a double-loop beading link. Repeat to create seven double-loop beading links.
STEP 3
Using chain-nose pliers, open a loop on one end of one double-loop beading link from Step 2. Pass the open loop through the last link on one end of one 3-3/4 inch lengths of chain. Close the loop. Repeat to add a double-loop beading link to the last link on the other end of the chain.

Repeat to add beading links to the ends of three 3-3/4 inch lengths of chain.
STEP 4
Place an aquamarine bicone onto a headpin. Finish the end with a simple loop to create a bead drop.

Open the loop on one bead drop and pass the open loop through the last link on one end of one 2-1/2 inch length of chain.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 4, creating 21 bead drops; attaching them all to one 2-1/4 inch length of chain.

Assembling the Earrings

STEP 6
Open the loop on one double-loop beading link attached to a 3-3/4 inch length of chain from Step 3. Pass the open loop through the outside loop on one side of the sterling silver drop with 12 loops. Please note: there are eleven loops on the lower half of the finding and one loop on the top.
STEP 7
Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, open a jumpring. Pass the open jumpring through the last link of a 2-1/2 inch length of chain and through the next loop on the drop. Close the jumpring.

Repeat Steps 6 and 7, attaching alternating lengths of chain to the loops on the sterling silver drop until you reach the center loop - which you'll leave empty for now.
STEP 8
Open the loop on the end of the double-loop beading link on the bottom of the chain connected to the outside loop of the sterling silver drop. Pass the open loop through the outer loop on the opposite side of the row of loops. Close the open loop.

Repeat with all chains so the second half mirrors the first half. The chains will layer over each other and hang in loops.
STEP 9
Open a jumpring, then pass the open ring through the top link on the 2-1/2 inch length of chain (with the bead drop attached) and through the center loop of the sterlingsilver drop. Close the jumpring.This chain will hang in front of all of the loops of chain.
STEP 10
Open a jumpring, then pass the open ring through the top link of the 2-1/4 inch length of chain with the 21 bead drops attached and through the loop on the top inside curve of the sterling silver drop.This chain will hang over all of the loops of chain and the single chain with the bead drop.
STEP 11
Open a loop on the remaining double-loop beading link and pass the open loop through the top loop on the outside of the sterling silver drop. Close the loop. Open the other loop on the double-loop beading link and pass it through the loop on the earwire. Close the loop.
STEP 12
Repeat Steps 2 - 11 for the second earring.

: : : Additional Resources : : :

The pieces featured in the Gallery of Designs are copyrighted designs and are provided for inspiration only. We encourage you to substitute different colors, products and techniques to make the design your own.

Have a question regarding this design idea? Email Customer Service.

Recommended Just for You