Retro Chic Chandelier Earrings Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Vivid colors and geometric shapes give this simple chandelier design a kick.
Step one: Place one 5mm Swarovski Caribbean Blue Opal on each of two head pins. Attach the head pins to the outermost loops of a tiny teardrop chandelier using simple loops. For instructions on how to make a simple loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Step two: On another headpin, string a 4mm Swarovski Caribbean Blue Opal cube bead. Then string the head pin through one side of a small simple square bead frame going from the inside of the frame out. On the same headpin, add a 6mm faceted bicone in Lime. Finish the head pin with a simple loop and set aside.
Step three: Make a chain by connecting four sterling silver jump rings. Attach one end of the chain to the center loop of the chandelier earring and the other end to the simple loop of the bicone/bead frame dangle.
Step four: Make another four link chain of jump rings, and attach it to the top loop of the chandelier. Attach the other end to the earwire.
Step five: Repeat steps one through four for the second earring.
Approximate size: 2 ½ inches Estimated time: Less than 1 hour Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tools Used: ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108) ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: 5mm Swarovski faceted bicone Caribbean Blue Opal (5301-CBOP5, qty 5) Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Lime (5328-LIME6, qty 2) 4mm Swarovski crystal cube Caribbean Blue Opal (5601-CBOP4, qty 2) Sterling silver small simple square bead frame (ISBF-0011, qty 2) Sterling silver tiny teardrop chandelier (SS-CHAN11, qty 2) Sterling silver French hook earwire with ball (SS-EAR03, qty 2) Sterling silver head pin (SS-HP21, qty 6) Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-B, qty 16)
Alternate Components: Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Fire Opal (5328-FIRE5) Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Sunflower (5328-SUF6) Sterling Small Spiral Chandelier (SS-CHAN13) Swarovski 5601 4mm Faceted Cube Topaz AB (5601-TOAB4)