Stacked Chevron Earrings

earrings measure 2.25" long

earrings measure 2.25" long

The Chevron Bead

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I’ve been attracted to these chunky, silver, chevron beads for some time. I like the look of them but I also like where the hole are placed. They present so many design possibilities. When I first found them I bought far more than I needed because I predicted I would find many uses for them. I’ve featured them in my Silver Chevron Bracelet and have added single chevron beads in other projects. These earrings could not be easier to make. It’s just a matter of opening and closing jump rings. How often do you find a project that can be completed in less than a half hour?

Directions

step 1 - Using jewelry pliers, open a jump ring. Insert each end into the holes in two chevron beads. The beads should be positioned as shown.

step 1 - Using jewelry pliers, open a jump ring. Insert each end into the holes in two chevron beads. The beads should be positioned as shown.

step 2 - Close the jump ring. If you have doubts as to how to correctly  open and close jump rings , see the directions.

step 2 - Close the jump ring. If you have doubts as to how to correctly open and close jump rings, see the directions.

step 3 - Add another jump ring connected to another bead.

step 3 - Add another jump ring connected to another bead.

step 4 - Continue creating a chain of beads adding a total of ten. Close the chain with the last jump ring.

step 4 - Continue creating a chain of beads adding a total of ten. Close the chain with the last jump ring.

step 5 - Slip a ball head wire into a cube bead.

step 5 - Slip a ball head wire into a cube bead.

step 6 - Create a  loop  in the wire and cut off excess. Open the loop and attach it to the jump ring between the fifth and sixth chevron bead.

step 6 - Create a loop in the wire and cut off excess. Open the loop and attach it to the jump ring between the fifth and sixth chevron bead.

step 7 - Attach an earring wire to the jump ring between the first and tenth chevron bead.

step 7 - Attach an earring wire to the jump ring between the first and tenth chevron bead.

 


Supplies

At Michaels Store

  • 6mm jump rings

  • ¾” wide chevron beads – 10

  • ball head wire

  • 6mm turquoise cube bead

  • earring wire

At Amazon

  • jewelry pliers and wire cutters


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