For today's earrings you'll need:
- 2 silver Beadalon circle Wrappers
- 26g silver Artistic Wire
- 2 smokey black crystal stars with top hole
- 6 x 4mm Light Siam crystal bicones
- 6 x 4mm silver crystal bicones
- 2 silver holly charms
- 2 silver striped candy cane charms
- 2 Beadalon crystal pinch bails
- 8 x 4mm jump rings
- 2 interchangeable silver earring wires
- fine silver chain
- tools: flush cutters, chain nose pliers
Cut a length of wire, approximately 30cm (12") long and wrap it several times around one of the notches close to the bail.
Wrap it around the notch diagonally across from the first notch and add a red crystal.
Continue wrapping around the notches adding silver and red beads on 6 of the wires. Make sure you add them on both the front and the back.
Once you get back to the notch on the other side of the bail, wrap it around the notch two or three times and then thread it back through the nearest bead.
Pull the wire through with the chain nose pliers taking up all the slack. Trim the wire with flush cutters taking care not to cut the wire the bead is threaded on.
Squeeze the bail together so that the prongs are closer together.
Place it opposite the bail on the Wrapper and squeeze it closed. You will need to do this with pliers. This is the top of the earring.
Cut two different lengths of chain, attach the longer one to the star and shorter one to the candy cane. Add a jump ring to the other end of each chain. Before closing the jump ring on the star component, add the holly charm and then hook it onto the bottom bail. Attach the candy component to the bottom bail also.
Hook the earring wire through the top bail and press the ball and wire together firmly. Use the remaining components to make a matching earring.
Just two more pairs to go - make sure you check back to see what I've come up with.
'Til next time........