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Cosmic earrings

Star and crescent moon charms dangle from lengths of chain in these astronomical accessories. 

Crystals with an AB finish give these earrings a night-sky look, adding to the “diamonds in the sky” feel. 


SUPPLIES

pair of earrings 

  • 2 medium (12 mm) round crystal sliders (Jolee’s Jewels™, 470010)
  • 2 moon and 2 star charms (Jolee’s Jewels, 470092)
  • 10 4 mm bicone crystals, crystal AB (Jolee’s Jewels, 469700)
  • 13 in. (33 cm) fine chain (Metal Madness, 421900)
  • 10 1-in. (2.5 cm) head pins
  • 4 2-in. (5 cm) eye pins
  • pair of earring findings
  • 2 pairs of pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • wire cutters
INSTRUCTIONS
Cosmic earrings Photo A
1. On a head pin, string a 4 mm crystal, and make a plain loop. Repeat to make five crystal dangles. 
Cosmic earrings Photo B
2. Thread an eye pin through a pair of holes on the crystal slider. Repeat with a second eye pin and the other pair of holes. Cross the ends of the eye pins, and make a wrapped loop above the slider as if making a loop above a top-drilled bead
Cosmic earrings Photo C
3. Cut the following lengths of chain: 3⁄4 in. (1.9 cm), 1 in. (2.5 cm), 1 1⁄4 in. (3.2 cm). Open the loop of one of the eye pins. Attach the end link of each chain, and close the loop. Repeat with the remaining eye pin.
Cosmic earrings Photo D
4. Open the jump ring attached to a star charm, attach it to a chain link, and close the jump ring. Repeat with a moon charm. Open the loops of the crystal dangles, and attach them to the chains as desired. Close the loops.

5. Open the loop of an earring finding, attach it to the wrapped loop made in step 2, and close the loop. 

6. Make a second earring.

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