Papillon Earrings Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
The combination of gorgeous Swarovski crystals and edgy gunmetal components gives these dramatic earrings a fiery look. For a complete look, wear these earrings with their matching necklace. For free design instructions for the Papillon necklace, please click here.
Step one: Individually attach two Swarovski 4mm fire opal faceted rounds, one 6mm hyacinth faceted round and two 6mm fire opal faceted rounds to head pins and finish with simple loops. For help with simple loops click here. Then attach a jet faceted round to a head pin, followed by a 6mm sand opal crystal cube and finish the drop with a simple loop. Set these six drops aside.
Step two: Attach a 5mm gunmetal-plated open jump ring to the loop of the gunmetal-plated lever back earring. For more information on opening and closing jump rings, view this handy tip video.
Step three: Prepare approximately 2¾ inches (three links) of gunmetal-plated twist link chain. Attach the lever back to the center loop between the first and second link of the chain by slightly opening the jump ring. On the same chain loop, attach the 6mm and 4mm fire opal drops. Attach a hyacinth drop between the second and third links and at the end of the fourth link. On the opposite end of the chain (at the first link), attach the sand opal drop and the 4mm fire opal drop.
Step four: Repeat for the second earring.
Approximate size: 2¾ inches Estimated time: Less than 1 hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108) Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: Swarovski 5000 4mm faceted round fire opal (5000-FIRE4, qty 4) Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round fire opal (5000-FIRE6, qty 4) Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round hyacinth (5000-HY6, qty 2) Swarovski 5000 3mm faceted round jet (5000-JET3, qty 2) Swarovski 5601 6mm crystal cube sand opal (5601-SOP6, qty 2) Gunmetal-plated twist link chain (BGMCH04, qty 1) 1.5-inch gunmetal-plated 23 gauge head pin (BGM-HP15-24, qty 12) 5mm gunmetal-plated open jump ring (BGM-OJR04, qty 2) Gunmetal-plated lever back earring (BGM-EAR02, qty 2)