Earrings with Marcasite Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads
Red is not just for the Christmas season. Red crystal complements marcasite so well it belongs in your next pair of earrings.
-- Designer --
Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, Siam, 3mm bicone
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, garnet, 4mm bicone
- Link, sterling silver and marcasite, 11x9mm with 5 loops
- Earstud, sterling silver and marcasite, 7mm 1 loop
- Headpin, sterling silver, 2-inch, 26 gauge
- Chain, sterling silver, 1.1mm flat cable
String a 3mm crystal on a headpin. Cut off all but 3/8 inch and make a loop above the bead. Make 5 headpin dangles.
Cut a piece of wire 7/8 inch long and make a loop in the end 3/8 inch. String a 3mm crystal and make another loop above it. These loops should face the same direction. Make 10 of these eyepin dangles.
Cut a 1-inch piece of wire and make a loop at one end, string a 4mm crystal. Trim off all but 3/8 inch of wire and make a loop above the bead. These two loops should be at a right angle to each other. Connect the earstud to the single loop at the top of the triangle with this bead.
Cut 10 pieces of chain each 4 links long. Link crystal, chain, crystal, chain, and headpin dangle five times. Attach the top crystal to the first, third, and fifth loops on the triangle.
Cut 2 chain pieces each 3 links long and attach a piece to the top crystal on each of the remaining 2 dangles. Connect the top link of the chains to the second and fourth loops with a jumpring.
Repeat Steps 1 - 5 to create second earring.
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