Earrings with Swarovski Crystal
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Courtesy of Swarovski
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal AB, 3mm round (14 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal AB, 4mm round (4 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal AB, 11x6mm modular (24 beads)
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
Wire, silver-plated, 20 gauge
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||Cut 10cm of the 0.5mm wire.
Leaving 1cm of wire at end as shown in the illustration, form a loop using the round-nose pliers.
Slide a piece of the same 0.5mm wire through the loop created in the step before. Wrap the long end of the wire around the inserted wire and repeat two more times so you have three loops. Remove the inserted wire and cut off the first loop together with the short end of the wire so that now you have two loops at the end of the wire (see illustration).
String two beads, article 5150 and one bead article 5000 4mm onto the wire. Repeat this pattern 4 more times and end with two more beads article 5150.
Pass the end of the wire through the two loops at the beginning and pull tight. The beads will move so that they are always in a right angle as you can see in the illustration. Then slide one bead article 5000 3mm onto the end of the wire.
Using round and chain-nose pliers, form a loop in the wire just after the bead article 5000 3mm and wrap wire around twice, (see illustration). Cut the end of the wire off with flush-cutters.
Cut 7.5cm of the 0.75mm wire with flush-cutters and use flat-nose pliers and round-nose pliers to bend a loop on one end as shown in the illustration. Cut off access wire.
Slide one bead article 5000 4mm and 2 beads article 5000 3mm onto the wire. Mark the point where the beads stop and remove Beads from wire. Bend wire at marked point into an ear wire using half round pliers as shown in the illustration.
||Slide the Beads (one 5000 4mm and two 5000 3mm) onto the ear wire formed in step 8.
Open the loop of ear wire using a sideways motion with flat-nose pliers and attach it to the loop of the earring made in Step 6. Close the loop with flat-nose pliers.
Repeat all steps for a second earring.
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