Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Czech Glass Druk Beads and Seed Beads
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Esther, Lead Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal AB, 3mm Xilion bicone (24 beads)
- Bead, Czech glass druk, translucent lilac luster, 8mm round (2 beads)
- Seed bead, Dyna-Mites, silver, silver-lined rainbow, #11 square hole
- Seed bead, Miyuki, glass, ceylon white, #15 rocaille
- Headpin, silver-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (2 headpins)
- Earring, silver-plated, 27mm 3/4 triangle with 1 loop (2 earrings)
- Earnut, silver-plated stainless steel (2 earnuts)
- Wire, silver-colored steel, 34 gauge
- Adhesive, Loctite 409 gel
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
Using flush-cutter pliers, cut two 30-inch lengths silver 34-gauge round wire.
Using a pair of round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers and flush-cutter pliers, wrap the end of a 30-inch length of wire around the top of the triangle earring loop under the post four to five wraps to secure the wire to the earring.
String onto the wire, silver rainbow seed beads and white rocaille seed beads in a random order for approximately 6 inches.
Continue to wrap the wire with the seed beads around the length of the triangle portion of the earring until reaching the end of the earring. Add or remove seed beads as needed to make it meet the end of the triangle. Wrap the wire around the end of the triangle four to five times to secure it.
String onto the wire one 3mm crystal AB bicone, positioning the bead on the outer edge of the triangle. Wrap the wire going back in the opposite direction. Continue wrapping the wire around the triangle earring, placing a 3mm crystal AB bicone on the outer edge of each wrap until the wire is back at the top of the triangle earring. Wrap the wire around the end of the triangle earring four to five times to secure it.
String one 3mm crystal AB bicone and one 8mm round lilac glass bead onto a 1-inch headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutter pliers, form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to create two 8mm round lilac glass bead drops.
Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open the loop on an 8mm round lilac glass bead drop. Pass it through the bottom loop on the triangle earring. Close the loop.
Repeat Steps 2, 3, 4 and 6 to create the second earring.
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