Earrings with Swarovski Crystal and Gold-Plated Brass Beads
Modern Pearl Hoops
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Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, gold-plated brass, 2.5mm smooth round (60 beads)
- Pearl, Swarovski crystal, rose gold, 4mm round (50 pearls)
- Crimp, gold-plated brass, 3x2mm tube, 1.4mm inside diameter (4 crimp beads)
- Crimp cover, gold-plated brass, 5mm round (4 crimp covers)
- Earwire, gold-plated brass, 15mm flat fishhook with open loop, 21 gauge (2 earwires)
- Beading wire, Accu-Flex, 24Kt gold-plated, 49 strand
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, crimping
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Bead stoppers
Using flush-cutters cut a 30-inch length of silver plated Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire. String onto the wire one crimp tube, the loop on one earwire and one crimp tube.
String onto the wire five sets of one gold-plated 2.5mm round bead and one Swarovski rose gold 4mm round pearl and one gold-plated 2.5mm round bead. Pass the wire back through the crimp tubes and earwire leaving one end of the wire approximately 1-inch long. Use a bead stopper to hold the end of the wire. Pull the wire until it forms a loop 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
String onto the wire five sets of one gold-plated 2.5mm round bead and one Swarovski rose gold 4mm round pearl and one gold-plated 2.5mm round bead and back through the crimp tubes and earwire. Pull the wire until it forms a loop 1-11/16 inches in diameter.
Repeat to create a total of five loops each with five sets of one gold-plated 2.5mm round bead and one Swarovski rose gold 4mm round pearl and one gold-plated 2.5mm round with each loop 3/16 inch in diameter larger than the previous loop.
Place a small amount of adhesive inside the crimps (optional).
Using the crimping pliers, crimp each of the crimp tubes. Using flush-cutters, trim any excess wire from the both short ends.
Using chain-nose pliers gently close a crimp cover over the two outside crimps.
Repeat Steps 1 - 4 to create the second earring.
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