Leftovers Dangle Earrings

earrings measure 2.75” long

earrings measure 2.75” long

When you’ve made a bracelet or necklace project like my Tulip Tint Crystal Necklace, you often have just a few beads left over.  If you use your imagination, you can find ways to incorporate them into a new project.  That was the case with my crystal bicone beads.  And now that I think about it, the leaves were leftover from my Silver Leaf Jangle Bracelet.  They work together here to complete fun, swingy, glittering jewelry for your ears that you can assemble in an a short hour.  Leftovers never seemed so yummy!

Directions

step 1 - Slip 16 closed 5mm jump rings onto a 10mm jump ring. 

step 1 - Slip 16 closed 5mm jump rings onto a 10mm jump ring. 

step 2 - Attach a scrap piece of wire to the 10mm jump ring which will make it easier to handle the rings.

step 2 - Attach a scrap piece of wire to the 10mm jump ring which will make it easier to handle the rings.

step 3 - Attach a 5mm jump ring to the top left opening in the leave.  Don’t close the ring.

step 3 - Attach a 5mm jump ring to the top left opening in the leave.  Don’t close the ring.

step 4 - Connect the jump ring attached to the leaf, to the 10mm ring and close it.

step 4 - Connect the jump ring attached to the leaf, to the 10mm ring and close it.

step 5 - Attach a 5mm jump ring to the top right opening in the leave.  

step 5 - Attach a 5mm jump ring to the top right opening in the leave.

 

step 6 - Connect the new jump ring to the 10mm ring.  Remove the scrap wire.

step 6 - Connect the new jump ring to the 10mm ring.  Remove the scrap wire.

step 7 - Attach the earring wire to the 10mm wire.  Center it between the 5mm rings with eight to the left of it and eight to the right.

step 7 - Attach the earring wire to the 10mm wire.  Center it between the 5mm rings with eight to the left of it and eight to the right.

step 8 - Attach a 5mm jump ring to the end of the eye pin.  Slip a crystal onto the pin and create a loop on the other end of the wire.

step 8 - Attach a 5mm jump ring to the end of the eye pin.  Slip a crystal onto the pin and create a loop on the other end of the wire.

step 9 - Attach the loop in the bead wire to the bottom opening in the leave.  Make four more bead wires and attach them along the leaf openings with two on the left and two on the right.

step 9 - Attach the loop in the bead wire to the bottom opening in the leave.  Make four more bead wires and attach them along the leaf openings with two on the left and two on the right.



Supplies

At Amazon

  • 10 Swarovski bicone crystals 6m Padparadscha orange
  • 46 5mm jump rings 18gauge
  • 2 10mm jump rings 18 gauge
  • 2 earring wires
  • 2 silver filigree metal leaves (also at Michaels)
  • jewelry pliers and cutters

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