Delicate and delightful, these light, summery earrings are going to be a favorite this season!
Step one: Cut three pieces of chain that are each five links long. Cut one piece of chain that is ten links long. Attach one of the short chains to a French hook earwire by gently opening the loop of the earwire and sliding the top link onto it. Close the loop. Using a sterling silver open jump ring, attach the other end of the wire to the top loop of your chandelier earring.
Step two: String a 4mm fuchsia Swarovski faceted bicone onto a 2-inch, 24 gauge head pin. Using a simple loop, attach it to the loop on the inside of the teardrop of the chandelier. For detailed instructions on how to make a simple loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Step three: String the three Swarovski butterflies on head pins and attach them to the remaining chain using simple loops. Make sure the fuchsia butterfly is on the longest chain.
Step four: With open jump rings, attach the long chain to the center loop at the bottom of the chandelier, and the shorter chains to the outside loops.
Step five: Repeat for the second earring. These earrings are perfect for the office, the beach or that Caribbean cruise you have been meaning to take. Wear them yourself or give them as gifts.
Approximate size: 3 inches from top of wire
Tools Used: Side cutter- semi-flush (TOOL-131) Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components: Sterling silver filigree oval chandelier with 3 rings (SS-CHAN6, qty 2) French hook earwire (SS-EAR05, qty 2) 6mm Swarovski crystal butterfly aqua (5754-AQUA6, qty 2) 6mm Swarovski crystal butterfly peridot (5754-PER6, qty 2) 6mm Swarovski crystal butterfly fuchsia (5754-FU6, qty 2) 4mm Swarovski faceted bicone fuchsia (5301-FU4, qty 2) Open cable chain (925CH13, qty 1 ft) 2-inch head pin 24 gauge (SS-HP4X, qty 8) Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR25-B, qty 8)