Silver Tiered Drop Earrings


size: 3" long

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

Basic Supplies

ruler

Tools

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

Directions

  • 1. Pass one bead onto each head pin. See Step 1. (see photos)
  • 2. Use wire snips to trim 1/2” from end of pair of matching head pins. See Step 2. (see photos)
  • 3. Use chain-nose pliers to bend head pins 3/8” from ends. See Step 3. (see photos)
  • 4. Use round-nose pliers to create loop at end of each head pin. See Step 4. (see photos)
  • 5. Attach second set of head pins through top loop on first head pins. See Step 5. (see photos)
  • 6. Repeat Steps 2-4. See Step 6. (see photos)
  • 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. (see photos)
  • 9. Insert loop on top head pin onto open loop on ear wire. See Step 8. (see photos)
  • 10. Use chain-nose pliers to twist loops on ear wires closed. See Step 9. (see photos)
  • 11. Use chain-nose pliers to place two 45º bends on each head pin to create crimped look.

by Keri Lee Sereika

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