Belle Epoque Earrings
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Belle Epoque Earrings

Designed by Michaels Jewelry Instructor Heidi Parviainen.

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bicones, 4x6mm – Black (Jet) (4)
  • Clear Crystal Disco Ball, 8mm (2)
  • Bead Landing™ Ear Wires (2)
  • Bead Landing™ Eye Pins (2)
  • Bead Landing™ Chain (4")
  • Bead Landing™ Night and Day Charms (2)
  • Bead Landing™ Night and Day Chain (2 Links)
  • Bead Landing™ Jump Rings, 2mm (4)
  • Bead Landing™ Side Cutters
  • Bead Landing™ Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Bead Landing™ Round Nose Pliers
  • Bead Landing™ Bead Board
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Measure 4" of chain using bead board.

Step 2 Fold chain in half.

Step 3 Using side cutters, snip the chain at halfway point. (Reserve one 2" piece for second earring.)

Step 4 Use two pairs of chain nose pliers to open jump rings. (Reserve two jump rings for second earring.)

Step 5 Loop one end of chain onto jump ring.

Step 6 Attach jump ring to loop of charm.

Step 7 Close jump ring using two pairs of chain nose pliers.

Step 8 Repeat for other side.

Step 9 Slide three beads onto an eye pin in the following order: bicone, disco ball, bicone.

Step 10 Use round nose pliers to create loop at top of beads.

Step 11 Use side cutters to trim excess wire from loop.

Step 12 Use chain nose pliers to open loop slightly.

Step 13 Slide center of the chain onto the loop of head pin.

Step 14 Use chain nose pliers to close loop.

Step 15 Open the loop on the other end of eye pin, using chain nose pliers.

Step 16 Attach crystal link and close loop.

Step 17 Use chain nose pliers to open loop on bottom of ear wire.

Step 18 Attach to top of crystal link and close loop.

Step 19 Repeat Steps 5-18 for second earring.