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Flared flower earrings

Pair crystals and Lucite in delicate dangles

Put together a cascade of crystals and Lucite flowers to make flowing, flattering earrings. I chose pale shades that remind me of a spring rain, but if you’re not feeling blue, try another hue for tiny pops of color.

SUPPLIES

Earrings

  • 2 31 mm Lucite trumpet flower beads
  • 18 4 mm bicone crystals
  • 2 1⁄2 in. (6.4 cm) cable chain, 2 mm links
  • 18 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) 26-gauge head pins
  • 2 2-in. (5 cm) 24-gauge head pins
  • pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters  

Trumpet flower beads from The Hole Bead Shoppe, theholebeadshoppe.com. Check your local bead store for supplies. 

Color notes: When selecting crystals, consider their finish as well as color. Satin, AB, and champagne coatings offer subtly-different options to work with.

INSTRUCTIONS

Flared flower earrngs 1
Step 1
For each earring: On a 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pin, string a bicone crystal. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. Make nine bicone units.
Flared flower earrngs 2
Step 2
On a 2-in. (5 cm) head pin, string a flower bead. Make the first half of a wrapped loop.
Flared flower earrngs 3
Step 3
Cut a 1 1⁄4-in. (3.2 cm) piece of chain. Attach a bicone unit to the bottom link and complete the wraps. Attach a bicone unit to every other link, completing the wraps as you go.
Flared flower earrngs 4
Step 4
Attach the bottom link and the loop of the flower unit. Complete the wraps.
Flared flower earrngs 5
Step 5
Open the loop of an earring wire and attach the dangle. Close the loop.
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