Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Celestial Crystal® Beads and Vermeil Bead Caps

Eye-catching earrings for holiday style with a pair of glittering red, green and gold Christmas earrings. Simple assembly is ideal for beading classes, gift-giving and seasonal sales.

STEP 1
String onto one gold-plated headpin:
  • 6mm Siam Swarovski round bead
  • 4mm gold-plated Swarovski crystal rondelle bead
  • Emerald green Celestial Crystal 6x3mm disc
  • 4mm gold-plated Swarovski crystal rondelle bead
  • 8mm Siam Swarovski round bead
  • Vermeil bead cap
  • 4mm Siam Swarovski round bead
STEP 2
Using the round-nose pliers, grasp the headpin above the Swarovski 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
Using the flat-nose pliers, grasp the open side of the loop on an earwire and gently twist it. Pass the open loop through the loop formed above the Swarovski bead. Close the earwire loop.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 1 - 6 to complete the second earring.

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