Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Drops and Gold-Filled Chain
Here Comes the Sun
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Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal copper, 8mm rondelle (2 beads)
- Drop, Swarovski crystal, light Colorado topaz, 6mm rivoli (2 drops)
- Drop, Swarovski crystal, chrysolite, 6mm rivoli (2 drops)
- Earwire, gold-filled, 24mm long shank, 20 gauge (2 earwires)
- Jumpring, gold-filled, 7mm round, 22 gauge (4 jumprings)
- Chain, 14Kt gold-filled, 2mm drawn flat
- Pliers, side-cutting
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
Using a pair of side-cutting pliers, cut two 3-1/4 inch lengths of gold-filled 2mm drawn flat cable chain.
String one 8mm crystal copper rondelle crystal onto the shank of a gold-filled long earwire. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, form a loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to create a second 8mm crystal copper rondelle crystal earwire.
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, open the loop on an 8mm crystal copper rondelle crystal earwire. Pass the loop through the 10th link on a 3-1/4 inch length of gold-filled 2mm drawn flat cable chain. Close the loop.
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 7mm jumpring. Pass it through the hole on a light Colorado topaz, 6mm rivoli and the last link on the shortest length of chain. Close the jumpring.
Repeat Step 4 to attach a 6mm chrysolite rivoli to the last link on the longest length of chain.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create the second earring.
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