Beading / Jewelry

Swinging Spirits Earrings

By  Suzann Sladcik Wilson 

size: 1-3/4"

  • Swinging Spirits Earrings

Materials

  • Oriental Trading Halloween Lampwork Ghost Glass Beads, two
  • Clear Czech glass faceted rounds, 4mm, four
  • Silver chain, 1” lengths, four
  • Silver findings, two each: eye pins, 1-1/2”, jump rings, 3mm; earring posts

Tools

  • Pliers: round-nose, needle-nose
  • Flush cutters

Basic Supplies

  • ruler, scissors
  • 1. Place one clear round, one ghost bead, and one clear round on eye pin.
  • 2. Trim eye pin to 1/4" from last clear round using flush cutters.
  • 3. Make loop using round-nose pliers on eye pin to match other side.
  • 4. Swing open one loop on eye pin and attach end of chain length using chain-nose pliers. Close loop. Repeat for other side, so sides of bead have chain attached.
  • 5. Open jump ring with round-nose and needle-nose pliers. Place both ends of chain and one silver earring post on jump ring. Close jump ring using round-nose and needle-nose pliers.
  • 6. Repeat Steps 1-5 for other earring.
  • Tip
  • 1. Most chain lengths can be measured using a millimeter ruler and cut using craft scissors.