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Alluring Sapphire Earrings | Custom-designed Earring Project Kit

Alluring Sapphire Earrings

by Angela Lees, Therisa Prescott & Stacy Bierma

These alluring sapphire Swarovski earrings are made with assorted shaped Swarovski crystals and layers of different sized TierraCast bead caps. The layers of crystals and bead caps create a multidimensional effect from the transparent sparkle of the Swarovski crystals and the textured layers of the silver bead caps. Dangling from sterling silver earwires, the earrings are 2 5/16" long.

2 Swarovski crystal 8mm sapphire blue round beads
2 Swarovski crystal 8mm sapphire blue daisy beads
4 Swarovski crystal 6mm light sapphire blue daisy beads
2 Swarovski crystal 6mm sapphire rhinestone rondell beads
8 TierraCast 5mm beaded bead caps in antique silver
2 TierraCast 8mm oasis bead caps in antique silver
2 TierraCast 5mm petal bead caps in antique silver
2 Base metal 1.5 inch thin headpins with silver finish
1 foot of 20 gauge round silver Craft Wire
2 sterling silver French flat earwires with balls

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step 1
step 1
Slide one Swarovski sapphire 8mm round bead with one 5mm beaded beadcap on to a headpin. Create a wire twisted loop.

Watch our wire twisted loop video for a how-to demonstration by our beading expert.
step 2
step 2
Cut the base metal wire in half and wire twist one 6-inch piece to the sapphire pendant from step 1.

On the rest of the wire, add beads as pictured in this order: one 5mm beaded bead cap, one 8mm oasis bead cap, one Swarovski sapphire daisy bead, one 5mm petal bead cap, one 5mm beaded bead cap, one Swarovski light sapphire daisy bead, one Swarovski sapphire rhinestone rondell, one Swarovski light sapphire daisy bead and one 5mm beaded bead cap.

Create a simple wire twisted loop.
step 3
step 3
Open the French flat earwire loop to the side, slip the earring on and close the loop. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to create the matching earring.

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