Earrings with Swarovski Crystal

Swarovski crystal beads in Christmas colors sparkle with the spirit of the holiday season. Great project for group gifts and dressing up your style with the spirit of the season.

String onto one gold-plated ball headpin:
  • Emerald Swarovski bicone bead
  • Gold-plated rhinestone rondelle bead
  • Emerald Swarovski cube bead
  • Gold-plated rhinestone rondelle red bead
  • Emerald Swarovski bicone bead
Using the round-nose pliers, grasp the headpin above the last bead strung onto the headpin. With your free hand, bend the top of the wire over the barrel of the pliers, to form a 90 degree angle.
Place the pliers into the angled section, vertically, so one barrel is above and one is below the wire. Bring the wire up and over the top barrel of the pliers so it is now facing down at an angle.
Reposition the pliers so they are horizontal again, with one barrel in the loop and one out and to the right. With chain-nose pliers, or your free hand, grasp the tip of the wire and direct it behind the length of wire extending below the loop you just created.
Grip across the loop with a pair of chain-nose pliers. Grasp the tip of the wire with flat-nose pliers and wrap it around the straight length of wire, starting from below the loop and working toward the beads, making approximately three tightly wound wraps. Using the side-cutting pliers, trim any excess wire, then press in the cut end with chain-nose pliers.
Using the flat-nose pliers, grasp the open side of the jumpring and gently twist it open. Pass the open jumpring through the loop formed above the beads and through the loop of the earwire. Close the jumpring.
Repeat Steps 1 - 6 to make the second earring.

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