A Trio of Earrings Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
All of these earrings are made in the same way. They are simply variations on a theme to show you how a simple color change or the addition of a bead cap can make a design look vastly different.
Step one: On a head pin of your choosing, string a Swarovski crystal bead, a sterling silver and crystal roundel, a contrasting crystal bead, another roundel and finish with a bead to match the first one you strung. In the case of the blue and pink earrings with blue crystal rondels, the 8mm bead goes on the bottom and the 6mm on top.
Step two: Each earring is finished slightly differently. Two have bead caps and one has a bright sterling silver roundel on top. When you have added that final touch, you then complete the earrings with a simple loop. For detailed instructions on how to make a simple loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Step three: Attach the loop to an earwire and repeat all steps for the second earring.
Approximate size: 1 ¾ inches Approximate cost per pair: Under $15.00 Estimated time per pair: Under 30 minutes
Tools Used: Side cutters, semi-flush (TOOL-131) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components:
Pink and Green Earrings 6mm Swarovski faceted bicone rose (5301-RO6, qty 2) 6mm Swarovski faceted round chrysolite (5000-CHRLT6, qty 4) 4mm sterling silver satin rondel with April crystals (RNDL4-APR, qty 4) 6mm sterling silver flower petal outline beadcap (STG-CAP10, qty 2) 1 ½ inch head pin .020 with crystal CZ (SS-HPCR01, qty 2) Sterling silver earwire with 4mm faceted cubic zirconia (SS-EAR-CZ, qty 2) Blue and Pink Earrings with Blue Crystal Rondels 6mm Swarovski faceted bicone rose (5301-RO6, qty 2) 6mm Swarovski faceted bicone sapphire AB 2x (5301-SAP2AB6, qty 2) 8mm Swarovski faceted bicone sapphire AB 2x (5301-SAP2AB8, qty 2) 6mm sterling silver satin rondel with September crystals (RNDL5-SEP, qty 4) 8mm sterling silver flared beadcap (STG-CAP23, qty 2) 1 ½ inch head pin .020 with crystal CZ (SS-HPCR01, qty 2) French hook earwire with ball and coil (SS-EAR09, qty 2) Blue and Pink Earrings with Alexandrite Crystal Rondels 6mm Swarovski faceted bicone rose (5301-RO6, qty 2) 6mm Swarovski faceted bicone sapphire AB 2x (5301-SAP2AB6, qty 4) 5mm sterling silver satin rondel with June crystals (RNDL5-JUN, qty 4) 3mm bright sterling silver roundel (STG-RNDL3, qty 2) 1 ½ inch head pin .020 aquamarine CZ (SS-HPAQ01, qty 2) French hook earwire with ball and coil (SS-EAR09, qty 2)