The holidays are always in sight at Artbeads.com! We can help you dress up for all of your holiday parties and events with these vibrant Christmas tree earrings.
Step one: On a 2 inch, 22 gauge, sterling silver eye pin, string a 3mm seamless round bead, followed by a silver Kenyan heishi orn spacer bead, a 6mm Swarovski siam crystal cube, another orn spacer, and another 3mm sterling round. Complete the link with a wrapped loop that attaches to the center loop of the antique silver empress link. For detailed instructions on how to make a wrapped loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Step two: At the bottom of the link you just created, open the loop of the eye pin and attach the sterling silver Christmas tree charm.
Step three: For the outside loops, you will make identical dangles. Begin with a 1½ inch, sterling silver, 22 gauge head pin and string a silver Kenyan orn heishi spacer followed by a 6mm Swarovski faceted round emerald bead, and then another orn spacer. Attach the two links to the outside loops of the empress link with wrapped loops.
Step four: Finish the earring by opening the bottom of a French hook earwire with ball and coil and attaching the adorned empress link to it. Close the loop and repeat with the second earring.
Approximate size: 1 3/4 inches Estimated time: Less than 1 hour Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tools Used: Side cutter - semi-flush (TOOL-131) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components: Sterling silver Christmas tree charm (CHARM143, qty 2) Antique silver empress link (SA-3042, qty 2) 6mm Swarovski faceted round emerald bead (5000-EM6, qty 4) 6mm Swarovski crystal cube siam bead (5601-SIA6, qty 2) Silver pewter Kenyan heishi orn spacer (RB-0405, qty 12) 3mm sterling silver seamless round bead (SS-RND3, qty 4) French hook earwire with ball and coil (SS-EAR02, qty 2) 2 inch eye pin, 22 gauge, sterling silver (SS-EP22, qty 2) 1½ inch head pin, 24 gauge, sterling silver (SS-HP4X, qty 4)
Alternate Components: Sterling Silver Scribble Christmas Tree Charm (CHARM842) TierraCast5mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Crown Heishi Spacer (SA-0445) French Hook Earwire with 3mm Stardust Bead (SS-EAR34) Sterling Silver Earwire with Faceted Cubic Zirconia (SS-EAR-CZ)