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Gatsby Inspired Earrings

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Swarovski Crystallized:
    2 pkg 48 4mm jet crystal bicones
    1 pkg 48 4mm clear crystal bicones
  • Darice® .999 Silver Plated:
    Sixteen 1-1/2" eye pins
    Twelve 2" 2mm ball head pins
    1 pair level back earrings
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush cutters

DIRECTIONS:

Make all dangles
1.
String 4 head pins with 10 jet crystals each, 6 head pins with 9 jet crystals each, and 2 head pins with 1 jet crystal each.
2. Using round nose pliers grasp end of 1 head pin about 1/8" above the crystals and bend wire at a 90-degree angle to form a loop or wire wrap.
3. Trim excess wire with flush cutters. Repeat for all dangles and set aside.

Make earring finding
1.
String 1 clear crystal on 1 eye pin.
2. Grasp eye pin about 1/8" above crystals with round nose pliers and bend wire at a 90° angle to form an eye loop.
3. Trim excess wire with flush cutters.
4. Grasp one eye loop with chain nose pliers. Gently twist eye loop open.
5. Connect open eye loop to bottom ring on level back earring.
6. Use chain nose pliers to gently twist eye loop closed.

Make small frame
1.
String 3 eye pins with 2 clear crystals each. Grasp 1 eye pin about 1/8" above crystals with round nose pliers and bend wire at a 90° angle to form an eye loop.
2. Trim excess wire with flush cutters. Repeat for remaining eye pin.
3. Using chain nose pliers, gently open eye loops and connect eye pins end to end, gently twisting eye loops closed as needed, to form a short chain.
4. String the following on one eye pin: 1 clear crystal, one end of the 2 clear crystal eye pin chain, 1 clear crystal, dangle with 1 jet crystal, earring finding, 1 clear crystal, other end of 2 clear crystal eye pin chain, and one clear crystal.
5. Grasp eye pin about 1/8" above crystals with round nose pliers and bend wire at a 90° angle to form an eye loop.
6. Trim excess wire with flush cutters.

Make large frame with dangles
1. On one eye pin, string dangles and clear crystals in the following order; 1 9-jet crystal dangle, 1 clear crystal, 1 10-jet crystal dangle, 1 clear crystal, 1 9-jet crystal dangle, 1 clear crystal, 1 10-jet crystal dangle, 1 clear crystal, and 1 9-jet crystal dangle.
2. Using round nose pliers, grasp end of eye pin about 1/8" above the crystals and bend wire at a 90-degree angle to form a loop. Trim excess wire with flush cutters.
3. String 4-clear crystals on one eye pin.
4. Using round nose pliers, grasp end of 1 eye pin about 1/8" above the crystals and bend wire at a 90° angle to form a loop. Trim excess wire with flush cutters.
5. Use chain nose pliers to gently open one eye loop. Connect open eye loop to one loop of the eye pin with the dangles. Use chain nose pliers to gently twist eye loop closed.
6. Repeat for other side of eye pin with dangles.

Final assembly
1.
Use chain nose pliers to gently open eye loops of the top of the small frame.
2. Connect open eye loops of small frame to eye loops on the sides of the large frame with dangles.
3. Use chain nose pliers to gently twist eye loops closed.
4. Repeat for matching earring.

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