Chandelier Earrings

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These chandelier earrings are perfect for a night out on the town. Use your favorite crystals to create chandelier earrings with this technique.

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Materials: 

 1 foot fine sterling chain w/open links
 10 24g sterling silver headpins
 9″ 24g sterling wire (half hard)
 1 pair sterling earwires
 20 sterling spacers
 22 4mm crystals
 12 6mm crystals

Steps:

1. Cut wire: 2 pieces 1½″, 2 pieces 3″

 

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2. Cut chain: 8 pieces ½″, 4 pieces ¾″, 2 pieces 1¼″.

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3. With one 3″ piece of wire create a wire wrap loop & attach to earwire.

4. Add one 6mm bead. Place the tip of the chin-nose plier against the bead and bend wire to  a 90 degree angle.

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5. Make loop bringing the wire tail back to a right angle.

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6. Slip two ½″ pieces of chain into the loop.

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7. Wrap wire until it meets the base of the bead. Trim wire & tuck end down.

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8. Make a simple loop on the end of the 1½″ piece of wire, link onto one of the pieces of  chain dangling from the earwire.

 

 

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9. String 4mm beads & chain on wire alternating in this pattern.

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10. Trim wire to ¼″. Make loop after the last bead and link to the other piece of chain attached to earwire, bend gently to shape.

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11. String a 4mm bead, a spacer, a 6mm bead and another spacer onto each of the headpins.

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12. Make a loop & attach to the ends of the chain.

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Finally

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