Colorful Clip-On Earrings Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Many people don't have their ears pierced, but still want to keep up with fashion trends. These earrings are a great example of what can be done with clip-on earrings.
Step one: Cut two pieces of seven links each (or about one inch) of cable chain. On the bottom of each chain, attach an antique silver ginkgo leaf charm using a sterling silver oval jump ring.
Step two: String one crystal on each headpin. Attach two tourmaline crystals to the bottom link of each chain using the wrapped loop technique. For detailed instructions on how to make a wrapped loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Follow with a fuchsia crystal on the second link and two sapphire crystals on the third.
Step three: Using your chain nose pliers, gently open the ring on the clip on earring and slip the top link of the chain onto the loop then close. You have a beautiful set of earrings!
Approximate size: 2 inches from top of clip
Tools Used: Side cutter - semi-flush (TOOL-131) Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components: Sterling silver clip-on earrings (SS-CLIP01, qty 2) 5mm Swarovski faceted bicone tourmaline (5301-TURM5, qty 4) 4mm Swarovski faceted bicone fuchsia (5328-FU4, qty 2) 4mm Swarovski faceted bicone sapphire (5328-SAP4, qty 4) Antique silver pewter ginkgo leaf charm (SA-2187, qty 2) Sterling silver cable chain (925CH31, qty 1 ft) - You can also use leftover pieces of chain 1 ½ inch head pin, 24 gauge (SS-HP4X, qty 10)
NOTE: This idea uses Swarovski crystal components which currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).