Holiday Earrings
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Holiday Earrings

Capture the elegance of the season by creating a pair of dramatic earrings with the help of Jolee's Jewels and Crystallized™ Swarovski Elements with crystal bicone beads. Designed by Donna Hanna for Jolee’s Jewels.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Jolee’s Jewels – 15x14 mm Flat Briolette Crystal, Crystal AB, 2 pieces
  • Jolee’s Jewels – 6mm Crystal Bicone Beads, Jet, 24 pieces
  • Jolee’s Jewels – 6mm Crystal Bicone Beads, Comet Argent, 10 pieces
  • Jolee’s Jewels – 6mm Crystal Spacer Beads, Crystal AB, 2 pieces
  • Jolee’s Jewels – 4mm Crystal Bicone Beads, Jet, 12 pieces
  • Jolee’s Jewels – 2mm Round Metal Beads, Silver, 26 pieces
  • 5mm Split Rings, Silver, 2 pieces
  • French Ear Wires, Silver, 2 pieces
  • Beading Needles, Size 12
  • Braided Beading Thread, 6 pound, Black
  • Glue
  • Small Sharp Scissors
  • Chain Nose Pliers
 

Project Instructions

To create the earrings, first construct the vertical base, add the pendant and finish with the crystal bead embellishment.

Thread one 2mm metal bead on to a split ring, make 2.

Thread a needle with 2 yards of thread.

Thread on four 6mm Jet beads. Leave a 4 “inch tail and pass the needle through the beads again to strengthen. Tie a knot. Use both ends of the thread.

Pass the needle through the next 6mm Jet bead and one 2mm metal bead on a split ring. Pass the needle through the next 6mm Jet bead. This is the top of the earring.

Add three more 2mm metal beads as in the step above.

Pass the needle to the bottom of the earring. The thread will come out the 2mm metal bead, opposite the 2mm bead attached to a split ring.

Thread on four 6mm Jet beads. Pass the needle through the 2mm metal bead, to make another group of four crystals. Pass the needle through the beads again to strengthen.

Add one 2mm metal bead between the 6mm Jet beads.

Pass the needle to the bottom of the earring. The thread will come out of the bottom 2mm silver bead.

Repeat these previous two steps one more time.

Thread on: one 6mm Crystal AB spacer, one 2mm metal, one 6mm Comet Argent, one 2mm metal, one Crystal AB Briolette pendant, one 2mm metal and one 6mm Comet Argent beads.

Pass the needle up through the 2mm bead, the crystal spacer and the 2mm bead at the bottom of the earring base.

Pass the needle around and down the top 2mm metal bead and through the Crystal AB spacer bead and all the beads and pendant again to strengthen. The needle should come out the 2mm metal that it started at to strengthen.

Thread on one 4mm Jet, one 6mm Comet Argent and one 4mm Jet beads.

Pass the needle through the next 2mm silver bead.

To strengthen the beaded overlay, pass through the 2mm metal bead from the side opposite the needle, back through the 3 beads added in this step, through the 2mm silver bead on the bottom and back up through the 3 beads.

Pass the needle through the 2mm silver bead.

Repeat the previous four steps above two more times to complete the beaded overlay.

Use both ends of the thread to tie a small secure knot.

Seal the knot with a small dab of glue.

Allow glue to dry. Trim thread ends close to the knot.

Add the ear wire. Repeat all the steps above to complete the other earring.