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Crystal circles earrings

Glass beads and chain sparkle 
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Embellished with chain and faceted beads, these hoop earrings celebrate many fashion trends. Enjoy them for their looks and for their very easy technique.

SUPPLIES

both projects

  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • wire cutters 

green earrings

  • 50 4mm faceted glass beads
  • 9 in. (23cm) 22-gauge wire, half-hard
  • 10 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8cm) head pins
  • 8 in. (20cm) 2mm rolo chain
  • pair of earring findings

 aqua earrings

  • 54 4mm faceted glass beads
  • 10 in. (25cm) 22-gauge wire, half-hard
  • 10 11⁄2-in. (3.8cm) head pins
  • 9 in. (23cm) 1.5mm curb chain
  • pair of earring findings

INSTRUCTIONS

Green earrings

1. Cut the following lengths of chain: two 1⁄4-in. (6mm) segments, two 3⁄8-in. (1cm) segments, one 1⁄2-in. (1.3cm) segment, and one 1-in. (2.5cm) segment. Set the 1-in. segment aside.

2. To make a dangle, string a 4mm glass bead on a head pin. Make the first half of a wrapped loop above the bead. Make a total of five dangles.

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PHOTO A
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PHOTO B

3. Attach a dangle to each of the two 1⁄4-in. chains, the two 3⁄8-in. chains, and the 1⁄2-in. chain. Complete the wraps (PHOTO A).

4. Cut a 4 1⁄2-in. (11.4cm) piece of wire. Make a plain loop on one end (PHOTO B).

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PHOTO C

5. String two 4mms, the 1-in. chain, and six 4mms on the wire (PHOTO C).

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PHOTO D
6. String a 1⁄4-in. dangle, a 4mm, a 3⁄8-in. dangle, a 4mm, the 1⁄2-in. dangle, a 4mm, a 3⁄8-in. dangle, a 4mm, and a 1⁄4-in. dangle (PHOTO D).
 
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Photo E
7. String six 4mms, the other end of the 1-in. chain, and two 4mms (PHOTO E).
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PHOTO F
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PHOTO G

8. Trim the wire’s end to 3⁄8 in. and make a plain loop. Open one loop and connect it to the other. Close the loop (PHOTO F).

9. Open the loop on an earring finding and attach it to both loops on the earring. Close the loop (PHOTO G).

10. Make a second earring to match the first.

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Aqua earrings

1. Cut the following lengths of chain: two 5⁄16-in. (8mm) segments, two 1⁄2-in. (1.3cm) segments, one 1 1⁄16-in. (1.7cm) segment, and one 1-in. (2.5cm) segment. Set the 1-in. segment aside.

2. Make five dangles as in step 2 of the green earrings.

3. Attach a dangle to each of the two 5⁄16-in. chains, the two 1⁄2-in. chains, and the 11⁄16-in. chain. Complete the wraps.

4. Cut a 5-in. (13cm) piece of wire. Make a plain loop on one end.

5. String two 4mm glass beads, the 1-in. chain, and seven 4mms on the wire.

6. String a 5⁄16-in. dangle, a 4mm, a 1⁄2-in. dangle, a 4mm, the 1 1⁄16-in. dangle, a 4mm, a 1⁄2-in. dangle, a 4mm, and a 5⁄16-in. dangle.

7. String seven 4mms, the other end of the 1-in. chain, and two 4mms.

8. Finish as in steps 8–10 of the green earrings

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