¡Vive La Vida! Earrings Instructions Designed by Teri McCamish
As you celebrate Mexican culture and heritage on Cinco de Mayo, why not celebrate with some style? These bright and beautiful dangle earrings take no time to make and will bring life to any outfit.
Step one: Thread one sterling silver 1-inch 24 gauge head pin with one 4mm emerald matte druk bead and finish with a simple loop technique. Repeat this two more times.
Step two: Thread three sterling silver ¾ inch 24 gauge eye pins with one 4mm ruby matte druk bead and three more eye pins with one 4mm opaque white druk bead. Finish them all with a simple loop technique. Connect one red eye pin and one white eye pin together to form a chain. Repeat two more times.
Step three: Connect one head pin to the open loop on each white eye pin. Connect the open loop on each red eye pin to the three bottom loops of one silver-plated triangle scroll chandelier link with 3 hoops.
Step four: Attach one French hook earwire with ball to the top of the link.
Repeat this process to create a second earring.
Approximate size: 2 ½ 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:
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP41, qty 6)
3/4-inch Eye Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP43, qty 12)
Druk Bead 4mm Ruby Matte (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-MA-RUB4, qty 1)
Druk Bead 4mm Opaque White (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-OWH4, qty 1)
Druk Bead 4mm Emerald Matte (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-MA-EMR4, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Triangle Scroll Chandelier Link with 3 Hoops (FIND-0536, qty 2)
French Hook Earwire with Ball (SS-EAR03, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Ruby (100pc Pack) (FPS-RUB4)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Opaque White (100pc Pack) (FPS-OWH4)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Emerald (100pc Pack) (FPS-EMR4)
Sterling Tiny Teardrop Chandelier (SS-CHAN11)
Sterling Silver Small C-Shaped Earwire (SS-EAR29)