Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Drops and Wirework
-- Designer --
Jude, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
- Drop, Swarovski crystal, rosaline, 17x13mm Devoted 2 U Heart pendant (4 drops)
- Jumpring, sterling silver, 4mm round, 22 gauge (4 jumprings)
- Earwire, sterling silver, 31x17mm c-shape with open loop, 16-17 gauge (2 earwires)
- Wire, sterling silver, dead-soft, square, 20 gauge
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
Using flush-cutters, cut two 1-inch and one 2-1/2 inch lengths of sterling silver square dead-soft wire.
Using round-nose pliers, form a simple loop on one end of a 1-inch length of wire. Slide the wire through the hole of one Swarovski 17mm Devoted heart drop. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire.
Center the 17mm Swarovski Devoted heart drop on the wire. Using round-nose pliers, and working carefully so you don't chip the heart, bend the wire as it exits the heart on each side, to create a U-shaped bail. Repeat to create a second Swarovski 17mm Devoted heart drop on a wire bail.
Using round-nose pliers, form a simple loop on one end of a 2-1/2 inch length of wire. Slide the wire through the hole of one 31x17mm sterling silver C-shape earwire. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire.
Place the wire slightly off center from the loop on the 31x17mm earwire. Using round-nose pliers, bend the wire creating an offset, U-shaped bail.
Using a jumpring, connect both loops of one Swarovski 17mm Devoted heart wire bail to a loop on the offset U-shaped bail. Repeat to connect the 2nd Swarovski 17mm Devoted heart wire bail to the second loop on the offset U-shaped bail.
Repeat Steps 1 - 6 to create a second earring.
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