Earrings with Red Jasper Gemstone Hawaiian Chips, Czech Glass Druk Beads and Gold-Plated Brass Drops
Fringe Benefits Earrings
-- Designer --
Esther, Lead Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, red jasper, extra-large top-drilled Hawaiian chip (8 beads)
- Bead, Czech glass druk, emerald green, 4mm round (22 beads)
- Drop, gold-plated brass, 25mm double hoop with loops, 15mm inside hoop (2 drops)
- Eyepin, gold-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (20 eyepins)
- Headpin, gold-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (2 headpins)
- Earwire, gold-plated brass, fishhook with 2.5mm ball, 20 gauge (2 earwires)
- Wire, Zebra Wire, color-coated brass, gold, round, 24 gauge
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutters
String one 4mm round emerald green druk bead onto a gold-plated 1-inch eyepin. Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutterss, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire, creating a round emerald green druk beading link. Repeat to create twenty 4mm round emerald green druk beading links.
Repeat to create two 4mm round emerald green druk bead drops using one 4mm round emerald green druk bead and a 1-inch gold-plated headpin.
Using the flush-cutters, cut a 3-inch length of 24-gauge gold colored zebra wire. Thread on the red jasper chip then, using chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers and flush-cutters, make a briolette wrapped loop to secure the bead.
Connect the components in the following order to the loops on the gold-plated 25mm double hoop:
Four 4mm round emerald green druk beading links, and one red jasper chip briolette wrapped drop to the first loop
Three 4mm round emerald green druk beading links, and one red jasper chip briolette wrapped drop to the second loop
Two 4mm round emerald green druk beading links, and one red jasper chip briolette wrapped drop to the third loop
One 4mm round emerald green druk beading link, and one red jasper chip briolette wrapped drop to the fourth loop
One 4mm round emerald green druk bead drop to the inner hoop of the double hoop
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on an earwire. Pass the loop through the top loop on the gold-plated 25mm double hoop. Close the loop.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4, attaching the links in the opposite order, to create the second earring in a mirror image of the first earring.
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