Earrings with Sterling Silver Peridot Gemstone Beads
-- Designer --
Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Link, sterling silver, 16x7mm square with 4mm faceted peridot
- Jumpring, sterling silver, 5mm round, 22 gauge
- Earwire, sterling silver, flower design
- Headpin, sterling silver, 4mm faceted square peridot, 2-inch, 20 gauge
Cut off all but 5/8 inch of wire above the headpin drops and make a loop in the end 3/8 inch of wire. The loop should face at a right angle to the gemstone.
Open 8 jumprings by grasping the ends with 2 pairs of chain-nose pliers. Push one pliers away from you and pull the other toward you to open the plane of the circle. Do not pull the ends apart and distort the circular shape.
Attach 2 to the loop on the gemstone drop. Then attach a pair of jumprings to the first pair. Before closing the second pair of jumprings, attach them to one end of the gemstone link.
Attach a pair of jumprings to the loop atop the link. Then connect this pair of jumprings to the loop of the earwire with another pair of jumprings.
Repeat Steps 1 - 4 to create second earring.
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