Ice Cream Cone Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Gold-Plated Cone Beads
Strawberry Ice Cream
-- Designer --
Tim Cronkhite, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, light Siam, 3mm bicone
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, light rose AB, 6mm round
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, light rose, 6mm marguerite lochrose flower
- Cone, gold-plated, 1/2-inch seamless
- Headpin, gold-plated brass, 1-1/2 inch, 21 gauge
- Earwire, gold-plated stainless steel, fishhook with 9.6x3.5mm ball and coil with open loop, 21 gauge
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
Cool off on a hot summer day with Swarovski crystal ice cream cone earrings. Use the instructions below to create a fun and stylish treat or customize your cone with your favorite ice cream flavor by substituting different colors of Swarovski crystals.
||String onto a headpin:
Additional Design Tip: Easily transform your ice cream cone earrings into ice cream cone sundaes (as seen above) by adding a cloisonné bead cap between the 6mm Swarovski crystal round and 3mm Swarovski bicone.
One bead seamless cone
One 6mm Swarovski crystal lochrose flower
One 6mm Swarovski crystal round
One 3mm Swarovski crystal bicone
||Place your round-nose pliers, horizontally, above the 3mm bicone near the top of the headpin. Bend the headpin to a 90 degree angle. Turn the pliers so they are now vertical in the angled section. Bring the tip of the headpin up and over the top of the barrel of the pliers so the wire is now facing downward.
Turn the pliers so they are horizontal again. Continue to bring the tip of the headpin around the barrel so the wire is now formed in a loop and the end is back out and at a 90 degree angle.
Open the loop slightly. Slip the opened loop through the loop on the bottom of the earwire. Close the loop on the headpin, capturing the earwire.
||Remove the round-nose pliers. Grip across the loop with the chain-nose pliers. Grip the tip of the headpin with the flat-nose pliers and wrap the headpin around the straight length of wire below the loop, making approximately three tightly wound wraps.
||Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to make the second earring.
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