Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Wirework

STEP 1
Using flush-cutters cut two 8-inch lengths of sterling silver-filled 28-gauge round wire.
STEP 2
Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutters, wrap one end of an 8-inch length of wire 3/8 inch from the hinged end of a pear-shaped earring hoop three or four wraps to secure the wire to the earring hoop.
STEP 3
String onto the wire one 4mm bicone padparadscha crystal. Angle the wire so that it enters the bead from the center of the earring hoop and exits next to the earring hoop. Wrap the wire two times around the earring hoop.
STEP 4
Continue to make a double wrap around each bead in the following order around the length of the earring hoop:
  • One 4mm round indicolite crystal
  • One 4mm bicone padparadscha crystal
  • One 6mm bicone olivine crystal
  • One 6mm bicone padparadscha crystal (centered on the inside of the v-shape of the earring hoop)
Wrap the wire around the earring hoop three or four times to secure it. Cut the end of the wire with flush-cutters.
STEP 5
Wrap an end of the remaining wire 1/4 inch from the hinged end on the earring hoop three or four wraps to secure the wire to the earring hoop.
STEP 6
String onto the wire one 4mm bicone olivine crystal and one 4mm round violet crystal. Pass the wire over the wire where it passes through the first hole on the 6mm bicone olivine crystal from Step 4. String onto the wire one 4mm bicone jonquil crystal then back around to where the wire entered the 4mm bicone jonquil crystal.
STEP 7
Wrap the wire two times around the earring hoop between the 6mm bicone olivine crystal and the 6mm bicone padparadscha crystal from Step 4. Wrap the wire around the earring hoop two to three times to secure it.
STEP 8
String onto the wire:
  • One 3mm bicone indicolite crystal
  • One 4mm bicone jonquil crystal
  • One 4mm round violet crystal
  • One 4mm bicone padparadscha crystal
  • One 3mm bicone indicolite crystal
  • One 3mm bicone violet crystal
  • One 3mm bicone olivine crystal
STEP 9
Wrap the wire on the earring hoop 1/2 inch from the insert portion of the earring hoop for a double wrap.
STEP 10
String onto the wire one 4mm bicone aquamarine crystal. Triple wrap the wire on the earring hoop and string onto the wire one 6mm bicone aquamarine crystal. Pass the wire over the wire between the 4mm round violet crystal and the 4mm bicone padparadscha crystal from Step 8. String onto the wire one 4mm bicone olivine crystal then double wrap around the earring hoop between the 6mm bicone aquamarine crystal and the center 6mm bicone padparadscha crystal. String onto the wire one 4mm bicone aquamarine crystal. Double wrap the wire on the opposite side of the 4mm round violet crystal. String onto the wire one 6mm bicone padparadscha crystal. Wrap the wire back around to where the wire entered the 4mm bicone jonquil crystal from Step 6.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 2 - 10 to create the second earring.

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