Copper Connection Earrings
It is no secret that I love copper. Using 3 different styles of rings, I was able to create a pair of earrings that is fun and fashionable while still being simple enough to wear every day.
Shanna Steele, Auntie's Beads Designer
1. Cut your chain into a piece containing 6 links. Place the 13mm round link inside the 20mm round link. Wrap the piece of chain around those 2 links. Open a jump ring. Attach it to each end of the 6 link piece of chain. Attach the 10mm link to that jump ring before closing it.
2. Attach a jump ring to the 10mm link. Close the jump ring. Attach a jump ring to the jump ring just added. Close the jump ring.
3. Open the loop at the bottom of the ear wire. Attach the loop to the last jump ring added in step 2. Close the loop.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to create your other earring
Materials and Tools Needed:
Antique Copper Hammered Round Link, Small, 10mm (2 pieces)
Antique Copper Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm (2 pieces)
Antique Copper Hammered Round Link, Large, 20mm (2 pieces)
Antique Copper Curb Chain by the Foot, 2.8mm (about 2 inches)
Antique Copper Jump Rings, Open, Bag of 10, 5mm, 20 Gauge (6 pieces)
Niobium French Wires with 2 mm Bright Copper Bead, Bag of 10 (1 pair)
Beadsmith "La Femme" Ergo Pliers, Round Nose
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter