SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 4mm oxidized brass round beads
- 4mm silver round beads
- Hematite teardrop glass beads
- Silver 10-loop toggle clasp
- Silver earwires
- Silver headpins
- Silver link chain
- Ox brass link chain
- Black nickel link chain
- Wire cutters
- Jewelry tools
1. Cut lengths of chain in the following lengths/finishes:
a. Silver chain: 4 pcs 2-3/4", 4 pcs 3-7/8"
b. Black nickel chain: 4 pcs 3-1/8", 4pcs 4-1/8"
c. Ox brass chain: 4 pcs 3-1/2"
2. Separate these into two identical piles – half are for one earring and half are for the other.
3. Arrange the chains with the longest (black nickel) in the center, and the shortest(Silver) on the outside.
4. Remove the toggle bar and circle from the10-loop toggle clasp, so there is a decorative bar that has 10 loops left. Attach the 10 pieces of chain by opening the last link like a jump ring and attaching them in the right sequence to the 10 loops of this bar.
5. Create dangles by sliding one bead onto a silver headpin and forming a simple loop. Create the following number of dangles with these beads:
a. Ox brass 4mm rounds: 18 dangles
b. Silver 4mm Rounds: 18 dangles
c. Hematite glass teardrops: 18 dangles
6. Start attaching the silver and the ox brass dangles in a chevron shape to the earrings. While attaching, connect it not to just one length of chain, but also to the length of chain directly next to it, so dangle hooks to two chains. This will hold the structure of the earring together. Attach the hematite bottom dangles to each chain. (The center dangle actually attaches to the two longest black nickel chains to form the point of the chevron).
7. Finish by repeating these steps for the other earring.