This intermediate earring kit combines the sparkle of Swarovski crystal and the vintage look of the square bronze wire to create a romantic inexpensive earring. Learn how to fabricate findings and expand on your skills with this six step kit. We have included extra wire so you can perfect your skills
You will need a Fine Sharpie Marker or something of similar size.
1 foot of 18 gauge vintage bronze square wire 2 inches of antique copper chain 2 Niobium vintage bronze colored shepherd hook earwires 2 feet of 26 gauge vintage bronze colored craft wire 2 Swarovski 10mm red magma faceted heart beads 2 Swarovski 4mm crystal copper bicones
step 1 Cut two pieces of square wire that are two and a half inches long. We have given you extra wire to play with. Using your round nose pliers curl each end in to form a loop.
step 2 Hold one end of the square wire piece with your pliers and use your other pair of pliers to twist the wire. Repeat this step for the second piece of square wire.
step 3 Use a Sharpie marker to wrap the twisted square piece of wire around. You want to form a U shape. Repeat for the second piece of twisted wire.
step 4 Cut a six inch piece of the 26g wire and string it through the crystal heart. Carefully wrap each end of the wire around the wire U shape. Repeat for the second piece of twisted wire.
step 5 Cut your four pieces of chain each three links long. Attach each piece of chain to the twisted loops. Using the 26g wire form a loop and attach the chain ends to the loop. Close the loop. Slide a 4mm bead on to the wire and wire twist a closed loop.
step 6 Open the shepherd hook loop to the side, slip the earring on and close the loop. Repeat for the second earring.
Harlequin Beads and Jewelry specializes in Swarovski crystal, pendants and pearls, Czech glass and seed, Japanese seed and gemstone beads, plus a full selection of stringing supplies and jewelry findings.