Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Metal Beads

STEP 1
String onto one gold-plated ball headpin:
  • 3mm smooth round bead
  • 5mm antiqued dotted rondelle bead
  • 8x8mm garnet Swarovski cube bead
  • 5mm antiqued dotted rondelle bead
  • 3mm smooth round bead
STEP 2
Using the round-nose pliers, grasp the headpin above the smooth round bead. With your free hand, bend the top of the wire over the barrel of the pliers, to form a 90 degree angle.
STEP 3
Place the pliers into the angled section, vertically, so one barrel is above and one is below the wire. Bring the wire up and over the top barrel of the pliers so it is now facing down at an angle.
STEP 4
Reposition the pliers so they are horizontal again, with one barrel in the loop and one out and to the right. With chain-nose pliers, or your free hand, grasp the tip of the wire and direct it behind the length of wire extending below the loop you just created.
STEP 5
Grip across the loop with a pair of bent-nose pliers. Grasp the tip of the wire with flat-nose pliers and wrap it around the straight length of wire, starting from below the loop and working toward the beads, making approximately three tightly wound wraps. Using the side-cutting pliers, trim any excess wire, then press in the cut end with chain-nose pliers.
STEP 6
String onto one gold-plated eyepin:
  • 3mm smooth round bead
  • 6mm gold-plated flower bead cap
  • 5mm antiqued dotted rondelle bead
  • 5mm vermeil rondelle bead
  • 8mm gold-plated filigree bead
  • 5mm vermeil rondelle bead
  • 5mm antiqued dotted rondelle bead
  • 6mm gold-plated flower bead cap
  • 3mm smooth round bead
STEP 7
Using the round-nose pliers, grasp the headpin above the smooth round bead. With your free hand, bend the top of the wire over the barrel of the pliers, to form a 90 degree angle.
STEP 8
Place the pliers into the angled section, vertically, so one barrel is above and one is below the wire. Bring the wire up and over the top barrel of the pliers so it is now facing down at an angle.
STEP 9
Reposition the pliers so they are horizontal again, with one barrel in the loop and one out and to the right. With chain-nose pliers, or your free hand, grasp the tip of the wire and direct it behind the length of wire extending below the loop you just created.
STEP 10
Grip across the loop with a pair of bent-nose pliers. Grasp the tip of the wire with flat-nose pliers and wrap it around the straight length of wire, starting from below the loop and working toward the beads, making approximately three tightly wound wraps. Trim any excess wire, then press in the cut end with chain-nose pliers.
STEP 11
Using the flat-nose pliers, grasp the open side of a jumpring and gently twist it open. Pass the open jumpring through the loop formed above the dotted rondelle bead and through the loop of a renaissance-style pewter earstud. Close the jumpring.
STEP 12
Using the flat-nose pliers, grasp the open side of a second jumpring and gently twist it open. Pass the open jumpring through the loop formed above the garnet Swarovski crystal cube bead dangle and through the bottom loop of the earring dangle . Close the jumpring.
STEP 13
Repeat Steps 1 - 12 to complete the second earring.

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