Black Velvet Earrings Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Look like a million bucks at your next night out without breaking the bank with these simple yet stylish earrings. The black and white color pattern paired with subtle touches of sparkle is perfect for completing flirty cocktail attire.
Step one: Thread one Swarovksi 14mm BeCharmed helix bead in Jet onto a sterling silver 3.8x15.4mm bead bar. Attach the bead bar to one sterling silver open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, watch our Handy Tip video in the Learning Center.
Step two: Connect the jump ring to one end of a 1 1/2-inch piece of 11.5mm silver-plated cuplink chain in Jet, and close the jump ring.
Step three: Thread one Swarovski 8mm chessboard bead in Crystal AB onto a 1-inch 20 gauge eye pin. Create a simple loop with the open end of the eye pin, giving you a link. Connect one loop to the open end of the cuplink chain and the other loop to one sterling silver 6mm white crystals ball post earring with ring. Add an earring back of your choice.
Repeat this process for a second earring.
Approximate size: 3 inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes 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: Sterling Silver 3.8x15.4mm Bead Bar (FIND-0043, qty 2) Swarovski 5920 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead Jet (5920-JET14, qty 2) Sterling Silver 6mm White Crystals Ball Post Earring with Ring (EAR-0002, qty 2) Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Jet (90005-RJET, qty 1) Swarovski 5005 8mm Chessboard Bead Crystal AB (5005-CAB8, qty 2) Sterling Earring Clutch (STG-CLUTCH, qty 2) 1-inch Eye Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP01, qty 2) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 2)