Santa Earrings with Swarovski Crystal

Create festive snowflake earrings with only basic jewelry-making techniques in this quick-and-easy project. See all the materials you'll need and follow along while using your favorite beads and charms.

Holly, jolly crystal Santa earrings twinkle with holiday color.

STEP 1
String one of each onto one silver-plated headpin:
  • 8mm round Siam Swarovski crystal bead
  • 6mm round Siam Swarovski crystal bead
  • 4mm round white opal Swarovski crystal bead
  • Silver-plated rhinestone rondelle
  • 4mm round Siam Swarovski crystal bead
STEP 2
With the round-nose pliers, grasp the headpin approximately 1/8 inch above the crystal bead and make a 90 degree bend in the wire. Rotate the pliers to an upright position, still grasping the wire, and pull the end of the wire around the top of the pliers toward you making a half loop. Replace the top jaw of the pliers with the bottom jaw, then continue to form the wire around the pliers until you have a full loop and the end of the headpin is facing away from you.
STEP 3
Keep the round-nose pliers in the loop and, with the chain-nose pliers, grip the end of the wire. Slowly wrap the end of the wire around the headpin starting at the bottom of the loop wrapping downward tightly until you reach the bead, approximately two to three wraps. Use side-cutting pliers to snip off any excess wire.
STEP 4
Using the chain-nose pliers, grasp the loop on a silver-plated eyepin on the side with the gap and gently twist it open. Hang the wrapped-loop from Step 3 onto the opened loop and gently twist the loop closed.
STEP 5
Using the flat-nose pliers, grasp the open side of the loop on the earwire and gently twist open. Hang the strung beads onto the loop and gently twist the loop closed.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 1 - 5 to make the second earring.

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