​Grey Chandelier Earrings: Project Instructions

​Grey Chandelier Earrings: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 13th Feb 2019

Despite being incredibly time consuming to make, these beautiful earrings are well worth the effort! Featuring glass crystals and involving stringing, crimping and turning loops, follow our instructions to learn how to make your own earrings.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 2 x 30cm tigertail
  • 20 head pins
  • 8 eye pins
  • 2 ear wires
  • 4 small crimps
  • 2 x 30 links of tiny twisted loop chain (approx 14.2cm)
  • 2 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 14 x 6mm bicone glass crystals
  • 32 x 4mm bicone glass crystals
  • 8 x 8mm round faceted glass crystals

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Pliers

INSTRUCTIONS

Take a head pin. Thread on a 4mm bicone glass crystal. Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat 9 times more times.

Take an eye pin. Thread on an 6mm bicone glass crystal. Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat 2 more times.

Take an eye pin. Thread on a 4mm bicone glass crystal. Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies.

Pick up one of the pieces of petite twisted loop chain. Cut off:

  • 2 sets of 7 links
  • 2 sets of 3 links
  • 2 sets of 2 links
  • 1 set of 1 link

Pick up one of the sets of 7 links. Attach one of the head pins with 4mm bicone glass crystals to the each end of the chain. Repeat with the other set of 7 links. Label these CH1 & CH5.

Pick up one of the sets of 3 links. Attach one of the eye pins with 6mm bicone crystals to the first link in the chain. On the other side of the eye pin, thread on two of the head pins with 4mm bicone glass crystals and close. Repeat with the other set of 3 links (attach the eye pin, followed by the two head pins). Label these CH2 & CH4.

Pick up the set of 1 link. Open the eye pin with the 4mm bicone glass crystal and attach the link. On the other end of the eye pin attach the last eye pin with 6mm bicone glass crystal. One the other end of the second eye pin, attach both sets of 2 links. On the bottom of each of the sets of 2 links attach one of the head pins with the 4mm bicone glass crystals. Label this CH3.

Pick up the jump ring. Open it slightly, thread onto an ear wire and close securely (you will need two sets of pliers to do this, your crimping pliers and twirly wirlies will be fine). Take your piece of tigertail and thread on a small crimp. Thread the tigertail through the jump ring and back through the crimp. Squash the crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail. Now you are reading to put your earring together. Thread on:

  • a 4mm bicone glass crystal
  • an 6mm bicone glass crystal
  • a 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a 4mm bicone glass crystal
  • an 6mm bicone glass crystal
  • the middle link of CH1
  • a 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • the end link of CH2
  • a 4mm bicone glass crystal
  • the end link of CH3
  • a 4mm bicone glass crystal
  • the end link of CH4
  • a 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • the middle link of CH5
  • an 6mm bicone glass crystal
  • a 4mm bicone glass crystal
  • a 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • an 6mm bicone glass crystal
  • a 4mm bicone glass crystal
  • a small crimp (don't squish down yet)

Thread the end of the tigertail back through the original jump ring and then back through the small crimp. Squash the crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail. This completes earring 1! Repeat to make second earring.

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