Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Pearls and Sterling Silver with Marcasite Drops

STEP 1
String one 4mm light green pearl onto a sterling silver 1-inch eyepin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a 4mm light green pearl beading link. Repeat to create ten 4mm light green pearl beading links.

Repeat to create the following bead links, using one bead and one 1-inch sterling silver eyepin for each:
  • Eight 3mm khaki bicone crystal links
  • Eight 4mm burgundy bicone crystal links
STEP 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, open the loop on one end of one 3mm khaki bicone crystal link then pass the open loop through a loop on one burgundy bicone crystal beading link. Close the loop. Continue to connect one 4mm light green pearl beading link and one 5x3mm teardrop marcasite drop. Repeat to create two.

Open the loop on the top of a khaki bicone crystal link then pass it through an outside loop on the 18x17mm paisley drop. Close the loop. Repeat to add the other set of links to the other outside loop on the 18x17mm paisley drop.

Using the same technique, connect the links in the following order: one 3mm khaki bicone crystal link, one 4mm light green pearl beading link, one 4mm burgundy bicone crystal beading link and one 7x4mm teardrop marcasite drop. Repeat to create two.

Open the loop on the top of a khaki bicone crystal link then pass it through an inside loop on the 18x17mm paisley drop. Close the loop. Repeat to add the other set of links to the other inside loop on the 18x17mm paisley drop.
STEP 3
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, open a loop on a 4mm light green pearl beading link. Pass the loop through the loop on an earstud. Close the loop.

Open the opposite loop on the 4mm light green pearl beading link. Pass it through the top loop on the 18x17mm paisley drop. Close the loop.

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create the second earring.

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