Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Czech Pressed Glass Beads and Silver-Plated Brass Links
Love, Rain O'er Me
-- Designer --
Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Czech pressed glass, light red, 6.5x6x4mm heart (32 beads)
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, light Siam, 12mm diagonally-drilled wild heart (2 beads)
- Link, silver-plated brass, 14x14mm heart cage (2 links)
- Jumpring, silver-plated, 4mm round, 20 gauge (264 jumprings)
- Headpin, silver-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (24 headpins)
- Eyepin, sterling silver, 1-inch, 24 gauge (2 eyepins)
- Earwire, silver-plated brass, 17mm flat fishhook with 2mm coil and open loop, 22 gauge (2 earwires)
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
String one 6.5x6x4mm glass heart bead onto one 1-inch silver-plated headpin. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a 6.5x6x4mm glass heart bead drop.
Repeat to create a total of twelve 6.5x6x4mm glass heart bead drops.
String one Swarovski 12mm wild heart bead onto one 1-inch sterling silver eyepin. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a 12mm wild heart beading link.
Gently spread the bars of one 14x14mm silver-plated bead cage link and insert four 6.5x6mm glass heart beads. Gently close the bars.
Create 11 separate jumpring chains using 4mm round silver-plated jumprings starting with a two-jumpring chain and increasing the number of jumprings by two for each chain--2 link/4 link/6 link/8 link/10 link, etc., all the way up to a 22-link jumpring chain.
Open the loop on one 6.5x6x4mm glass heart bead drop and attach it to the last link on the two-jumpring chain. Close the loop.
Repeat to attach one 6.5x6x4mm glass heart bead drop to the last link on each jumpring chain.
Open the loop on one 6.5x6x4mm glass heart bead drop and attach it to one bar on the 14x14mm silver-plated bead cage link. Close the loop.
Open the first jumpring on the two-jumpring chain and attach it to the second bar on the 14x14mm silver-plated bead cage link. Close the jumpring.
Repeat to attach one jumpring chain to one bar of the 14x14mm silver-plated bead cage link in ascending order.
Open the bottom loop of the 12mm wild heart beading link and attach to the top loop of the 14x14mm silver-plated bead cage link. Close the loop.
Open the top loop of the 12mm wild heart beading link and attach to the loop on one 17mm silver-plated fishhook earwire. Close the loop.
Repeat Steps 1 - 9 to create a second earring.
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