Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Garnet Gemstone Beads and Seed Beads
-- Designer --
Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, lime, 3mm round (8 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, khaki, 4mm bicone (16 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, garnet, 8x8mm cube (2 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, olivine, 30mm dragonfly (2 beads)
- Bead, garnet, 5-6mm flower (4 beads)
- Seed bead, Czech glass, pearl white, #11 (16 beads)
- Earwire, 14Kt gold-filled, flat fishhook with 5x2mm coil and open loop, 22 gauge (2 earwires)
- Wire, 12Kt gold-filled, dead-soft, round, 24 gauge
- Earwire, 14Kt gold-filled, 44x20mm half-open oval with loop, 19 gauge (2 earwires)
- Chain, gold-filled, cable, 3x2.5mm
- Jumpring, gold-filled, 4mm round, 22 gauge (22 jumprings)
- Headpin, gold-filled, 1-1/2 inch, 22 gauge (2 headpins)
- Pliers, side-cutting
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, round-nose
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut two 7/8 inch lengths of cable chain.
Using the side-cutting pliers, cut two pieces of 24-gauge wire 10 inches in length.
Starting at the bottom on the flat portion of the 44x20mm earwire (above the loop), take one piece of 10-inch wire and wrap it tightly around the earwire for three loops moving up the earwire. String one 4mm khaki bicone crystal and loop the wire two times around the earwire, positioning the crystal on the outer edge of the earwire.
Add another 4mm khaki bicone crystal on the wire and continue wrapping the wire two times around earwire. Repeat to add two crystals.
String on two pearl white seed beads, one garnet flower bead and two pearl white seed beads. Wrap the wire around the earwire two times at the top of the earwire.
Moving back down the round portion of the earwire, add another 4mm khaki bicone crystal on the wire and continue wrapping the wire one time around earwire in between each crystal. Repeat to add five more khaki crystals.
Wrap the wire around the earwire two times after the last 4mm khaki bicone crystal.
String on the earwire one olivine dragonfly crystal.
Place the wire down the back of the dragonfly crystal, wrap it around the earwire at the bottom of the dragonfly crystal one time, then follow the wire up to the top of the dragonfly, wrapping the wire around the earwire at the top of the dragonfly. Repeat to bring the wire back to the bottom of the dragonfly.
String on two pearl white seed beads, one garnet flower bead and two pearl white seed beads. Wrap the wire around the earwire one time.
Add another 4mm khaki bicone crystal on the wire and continue wrapping the wire one time around earwire in between each crystal. Repeat to add two more khaki crystals.
Wrap the wire around the earwire three times (moving back up the earwire) after the last 4mm khaki bicone crystal.
Thread onto the headpin one 8mm garnet crystal cube. Using round-nose pliers, create the loop leaving the excess wire. Attach the loop to the last link of a 7/8 inch length of chain. Finish the end with a wrapped loop using round-nose pliers.
Using chain-nose pliers, open the first link on the 7/8 inch of chain. Pass the open loop through the loop on the 44x20mm earwire. Close the loop.
Using two pair of chain-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the loop on a fishhook flat earwire and the top of the 44x20mm earwire. Close the jumpring.
Repeat Steps 3 - 6 to make the second earring.
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