Gem Burst Earrings Instructions Designed by Artbeads
With sparkling jewel tones shooting out from the center, these earrings make a delightful addition to any outfit. All you need are some of your favorite crystal beads and some lovely silver components!
Step one: Cut four pieces of half-hard, 20 gauge sterling silver wire approximately 3 inches long. Using a steel bench block and 4oz ball pein hammer, flatten one end of each wire to keep the beads from falling off.
Step two: Thread a different colored Swarovski 4mm faceted round onto each wire so the bead rests above the flattened end.
Step three: Create a wrapped loop opposite of the flattened end of each wire.
Step four: Attach two of the wrapped loop ends to one 0.75x4.6mm sterling silver open jump ring. Next, attach one JBB sterling silver leaf pendant and then the remaining two wrapped loop wire ends. Connect this jump ring to one 0.75x3.55mm sterling silver open jump ring, and then thread this jump ring onto one plain interchangeable leverback. Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open and close a jump ring.
Repeat these steps to create a second earring.
Approximate size: 2 3/4 inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used:
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft) (SSWR20HH1)
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Steel Bench Block (BLOCK01)
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10 Inch Wood Handle (TOOL-0011)
List of Components: Plain Interchangeable Lever Back (SS-LVR04, qty 2) JBB Sterling Silver Leaf Pendant (SS-PEND052, qty 2) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 3.55mm) (SS-OJR30-B, qty 2) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR30-E, qty 2) Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire (5000-SAP4, qty 2) Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Siam (5000-SIALT4, qty 2) Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green (5000-FGN4, qty 2) Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sunflower (5000-SUF4, qty 2)