Earrings with Marcasite Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads
-- Designer --
Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, peridot AB, 4mm bicone
- Drop, sterling silver and marcasite, 16mm round with 7 loops and 1 inside loop
- Headpin, sterling silver, 2-inch, 26 gauge
- Earstud, sterling silver and marcasite, 7x4mm with 1 loop
- Chain, sterling silver, 1.1mm flat cable
Create romantic elegance with a marcasite setting and delicate chain to "dust" your shoulders.
Cut a 1-inch piece of wire, make a loop at one end, and string a crystal. Trim off all but 3/8 inch of wire and make a loop above the bead. Make 5 of these eyepin dangles with the loops facing the same way. Connect the earstud to the single loop at the top of the round link with one eyepin dangle. Hang the other dangles from the first, third, fifth, and seventh loops on the bottom of the round link.
String a crystal on a headpin, cut off all but 3/8 inch of wire, and make a loop. Make 2 headpin dangles. Hang one from the loop on the inside top of the round link.
Cut a 2-inch piece of chain and connect it to the center loop on the outside bottom of the round link with a jumpring. Hang the other headpin dangle from the bottom of this chain.
Cut a 1-inch piece of chain and join its ends to the loops below the crystals on the third and fifth loops of the round link.
Cut a 2-3/4 inch piece of chain and connect its ends to the second and sixth loops on the bottom of the round link with jumprings.
Cut a 3-inch piece of chain and join its ends to the loops below the crystals on the first and seventh loops.
Repeat Steps 1 - 4 to create second earring.
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