After three days of silver earrings I'm switching up to gold today.
But they are just 6mm high (1/4"). So to give them a bit more substance, I've built them up with bead caps and coordinating crystals.
Here's the materials to make the Christmas Lantern earrings:
2 x 6mm striped cane glass cylinder beads
4 x 6mm Cousin Crystazzi Siam bicones
2 x 4mm gold Preciosa bicones
4 x gold filigree cup shaped bead caps
4 x gold star shaped bead caps
4 x gold small peaked bead caps
2 gold head pins
2 gold eye pins
2 interchangeable earring wires
Thread the gold bicone on the head pin and turn a loop. Attach it to the eye pin.
Thread on the three different bead caps starting with the smallest one.
Next add a Siam bicone crystal and the cane glass bead .
Add another Siam bicone and then the three bead caps in reverse order. It should look something like this:
Turn a loop, then slip the loop onto the earring wire and gently press it closed.
I hope you'll stop back in tomorrow for Day 5's earrings.