Gilded Affair Earrings Instructions Designed by Artbeads
The elegant icy silver chain and blue-grey pearls create the stunning look for these chandelier earrings, perfect for winter weddings. Wear this popular style of earrings for special occasions to celebrate the winter season.
Step one: Thread a Swarovski 11mm pear-shaped pearl in Dark Grey onto a 1 1/2-inch 24 gauge sterling silver head pin and finish with a wrapped loop. For help on how to make a wrapped loop, visit our Handy Tips section. Repeat this process with two Swarovski 6mm round pearls in Dark Grey, each with its own sterling 6mm flower petal outline bead cap. Set aside.
Step two: Cut the 050 rolo chain into six pieces using side cutters: two 1 1/4-inch pieces, one 1-inch piece, one 2 1/2-inch piece and two 3-inch pieces.
Step three: Attach one 2.3mm sterling silver open jump ring to the end of each 1 1/4-inch chain and the 1-inch chain. For help with jump rings, visit our Handy Tip Video. Attach the 1 1/4-inch chains to the end fans of the sterling silver filigree fan chandelier with the jump rings. Attach the 1-inch chain to the center fan of the chandelier in the same manner.
Step four: Attach the round pearl wrapped loops from step one to each 1 1/4-inch chain with a second jump ring, and the pear-shaped pearl wrapped loop to the 1-inch chain with another jump ring. Each chain should now have its own dangling pearl.
Step five: Attach one 3-inch chain to the jump ring on the far left fan from step three, drape it across the design, and connect the other end to the far right jump ring. Grab the center of the chain and attach it to your center jump ring, creating a double-draped effect.
Step six: Attach a second jump ring to each end fan jump ring. Connect the 2 1/2-inch chain to this new jump ring on the far left fan, drape it across so it hangs just below your double-draped chain, and connect it on the other side to the second jump ring on the far right fan. Repeat this process for the remaining 3-inch chain, allowing it to hang just below the 2 1/2-inch draped chain. All three chains should be parallel to one another.
Step seven: Connect the sterling silver French hook earwire with ball and coil to the top of the chandelier. Simply open the bottom portion with chain nose pliers, hook it onto the chandelier stringing hole and close.
Step eight: Repeat steps for the other earring.
Approximate size: 3 inches Estimated time: Less than 1 hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used: ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108) ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: 050 Rolo Chain (925CH1, qty 2) Swarovski 5821 11mm Pear-Shaped Pearl Dark Grey (5821-GRYDK11, qty 2) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.5 x 2.3mm) (SS-OJR20-A, qty 16) 1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP4X, qty 6) Sterling Silver Filigree Fan Chandelier (SS-CHAN7, qty 2) Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Ball and Coil (SS-EAR02, qty 2) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Grey (5810-GRYDK6, qty 4) Sterling 6mm Flower Petal Outline Bead Cap (STG-CAP10, qty 4)