Earrings with Sterling Silver Beads and Peridot Gemstone Beads
-- Designer --
Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, sterling silver, 6x3.5mm tube
- Drop, sterling silver, 7x5mm faceted emerald-cut peridot, 17x8mm
- Jumpring, sterling silver, 4mm round, 22 gauge
- Eyepin, sterling silver, 2-inch, 21 gauge
- Earwire, sterling silver, fishhook with 7x5mm oval bead and open loop, 20 gauge
Cut a 2-1/4 inch length of wire. Grasp the end near the tip of your round-nose pliers and roll them down to form a complete loop. String a tube bead and a peridot drop 4 times. End with a fifth tube bead. Cut off all but 1/4 inch of wire and roll the other end into a loop in the same direction and plane as the first.
Open 47 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.
Make an 11-link double jumpring chain attached to each loop.
String a fifth drop from a chain of 2 single jumprings.
Open a single jumpring and thread it through the end of one of the double-ring chains, the top ring above the jeweled drop, the other double-ring chain, and the earwire loop. Then close it.
Repeat Steps 1 - 4 to create second earring.
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