Night Shimmer Earrings
Designed by Michaels Jewelry Instructor Heidi Parviainen.
- Bead Landing™ Night and Day Strand
- Bead Landing™ Jump Rings, 2x2mm and 2x5mm
- Bead Landing™ Chain (40")
- Bead Landing™ Hinged Ear Wires
- Bead Landing™ Chain Nose Pliers (2)
- Bead Landing™ Side Cutters
- Bead Landing™ Bead Board
Step 1 Measure 40" of chain using Bead Landing™ Bead Board.
Step 2 Fold chain in half and use side cutters to snip at fold, creating two 20" chain pieces. (Set one length aside for second earring.)
Step 3 Using two pairs of chain nose pliers, open medium size jump ring (5mm).
Step 4 Thread open jump ring through chain link approximately 6" from end.
Step 5 Letting the longer length of chain dangle from jump ring, measure approximately 9"-10".
Step 6 Thread chain link onto the open jump ring.
Step 7 Repeat until you have used the length of chain. The chain lengths do not need to be equal.
Step 8 Attach jump ring to one loop of crystal slider using two pairs of chain nose pliers to close jump ring.
Step 9 Open 2mm jump ring using two pairs of chain nose pliers.
Step 10 Attach jump ring to second loop of crystal slider.
Step 11 Slide on hinged ear wire.
Step 12 Close jump ring using two pairs of chain nose pliers.
Step 13 Using side cutters, snip chains at bottom, where they are doubled to create tassels.
Step 14 Repeat Steps 5-13 for second earring.