Beading / Jewelry

Silver Tiered Drop Earrings

By  Keri Lee Sereika 

size: 3" long

  • Silver Tiered Drop Earrings
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Step 5
  • Step 6
  • Step 7
  • Step 8
  • Step 9

Materials

  • Swarovski Elements Crystal: 4mm Pale Blue Bicones; 4mm and 6mm White Pearls
  • Beadalon silver findings: 2" flat head pins
  • Silver-plated ear wires, two

Tools

  • Beadalon: wire snips, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers

Basic Supplies

  • ruler
  • 1. Pass one bead onto each head pin. See Step 1.

    Step 1
  • 2. Use wire snips to trim 1/2" from end of pair of matching head pins. See Step 2.

    Step 2
  • 3. Use chain-nose pliers to bend head pins 3/8" from ends. See Step 3.

    Step 3
  • 4. Use round-nose pliers to create loop at end of each head pin. See Step 4.

    Step 4
  • 5. Attach second set of head pins through top loop on first head pins. See Step 5.

    Step 5
  • 6. Repeat Steps 2-4. See Step 6.

    Step 6
  • 7. Attach third set of head pins through top loop on second pair of head pins. Repeat Steps 2-4.
  • 8. Use chain-nose pliers to twist open loop on bottom of ear wires. See Step 7.

    Step 7
  • 9. Insert loop on top head pin onto open loop on ear wire. See Step 8.

    Step 8
  • 10. Use chain-nose pliers to twist loops on ear wires closed. See Step 9.

    Step 9
  • 11. Use chain-nose pliers to place two 45º bends on each head pin to create crimped look.