With champagne coloured crystals, a bit of gold for warmth and haematite as the highlight colour, there is plenty of glam in these dangly earrings to make you sparkle throughout the night. What a way to welcome in the New Year!
|Let's Celebrate Earrings - Finished Length: 7.7cm (3")|
Here's what you'll need to make your own Let's Celebrate! earrings:
- 14 links of Swarovski Gold Plated Golden Shadow 24PP cup chain
- 4 raw brass 24PP cup chain ends
- 2 6mm Swarovski Golden Shadow bicones
- 4 4mm Golden Shadow Swarovski bicones
- 6 7mm Haematite star beads
- 2 15mm gold plated square vine connectors
- 6 gold head pins
- 2 4mm gold jump rings
- 2 gold earring wires
Tools: chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush cutters
String a 4mm bicone and a star (from the bottom) onto a head pin.
Bend the head pin at a 90° angle.
Trim to 1cm (3/8"). Tip: If you cut the head pin too short, you won't be able to make a large enough loop.
Turn a simple loop. Make two more of these components: one with a 4mm bicone and one with a 6mm bicone.
Open the loop and hook the 6mm components onto one of the loops of the fancy connector.
Attach the 4mm components onto the loops on either side of the 6mm component.
Cut the cup chain into two equal lengths. Place the end link of one piece into a cup chain end.
Use the flat nose pliers to gently press the claws over the crystal to hold it securely in cup chain end. Repeat on the other end of the cup chain.
Connect the top loop of the fancy connector to the last cup chain link with a jump ring.
Hook the other end of the cup chain onto the earring wire and close the loop.
Make a matching earring with the remaining components.
All you need now is a little black dress, a pair of killer stilettos and a special party to wear these glitzy earrings to. So pop the cork on a bottle of champagne and enjoy a glass of bubbly for me..... Cheers and have fun celebrating!
That brings us to the end of the 2015 Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Extravaganza. I hope you've enjoyed (and been inspired by!) all the jewellery ideas I've brought to you throughout the month of December. May 2016 be full of wonderful jewellery-making and crafting opportunities for you.
Happy New Year everybody!
'Til next time......