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Chained Melody Earrings Project

Part Number:PROJ-03712
Chained Melody Earrings Project

About This Project

I have a pair of earrings similar to these given to me by my mother-in-law. She had them for years and never wore them and now they are in my collection of favorites. A mix of crystals and copper beads blends melodically to create a beautiful pair of earrings!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer

NOTE: These earrings use a Swarovski crystal mix. You can either dangle your crystals randomly or create a pattern as you work. 1. Cut your chain so you have 2 pieces that contain a round and an oval link.

2. On a headpin, pick up a helix bead and a copper round. Make a simple (or rosary) loop. Attach it to the round link.

3. On a headpin, pick up a 4mm bicone. Make a simple loop. Attach it to the right of the last drop added.

4. Repeat step 3 one more time.

5. On a headpin, pick up a copper round and a 4mm bicone. Make a simple loop. Attach it to the right of the last drop added.

6. Repeat step 3 two more times.

7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 on the other side of the helix bead dangle.

8. Using your chain nose pliers, open the loop on an ear wire. Attach it to the oval link. Close the loop.

9. Repeat steps 2 through 8 to complete the other earring.

Materials and Tools Needed:

Swarovski Crystal Helix Bead, 8mm, Purple Velvet (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 4mm Bicone, Bag of 48, Luxurious Mix (20 pieces)
Bright Copper Round Beads, 4 mm, Bag of 25 (6 pieces)
Bright Copper Simple Oval and Round Chain by the Foot (about 2 inches)
Copper Head Pins, 2", 21 Gauge, Bag of 25 (22 pieces)
Niobium French Wire Pair with 2mm Bright Copper Bead (1 pair)
Nipper Tool
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers

Customer Reviews

5 Stars
Made them!
I bought this chain, and 10 minutes after seeing this idea, I had a pair of these whipped up. I did end up using different colours for the crystals.
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Reviewed by:  from Southey. on 2/17/2011

Questions and Answers

Q: what is a helix bead?
Asked by: Paula - 9/18/2015
A: A helix bead is a bead that Swarovski carried but discontinued. It was sort of round in shape and had twisting facets to make it appear that the bead itself was twisting. For the purposes of this project, you can substitute any 8mm round bead.
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Answer provided by:  Shanna (9/22/2015)

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