Friday, December 7, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 4 - Christmas Lantern Earrings

Today, I've picked out a couple of cane glass beads from my collection to turn into Christmas Lanterns.

Furnace Cane Glass Dangly Lantern Earrings

To make a pair of these earrings, you'll need the following supplies:
Bead and finding layout for construction of Christmas Lantern earrings
Begin by threading on all the beads onto the eye pin in the order shown in the photo above, except for the seed bead and teardrop crystal. Turn a loop at the top.

Thread the seed bead and teardrop on the headpin. Leave a 2-3mm gap above the bead and bend the head pin at a 45° angle .
Teardrop crystal strung on a ball head pin

Form a loop with the round nose pliers.
Create a loop above the teardrop crystal

Hook it onto the bottom of the lantern component and create a wrapped loop. Trim the excess.

Attach the teardrop crystal to the bottom of the lantern component

Connect the earring wire to the lantern with the jump ring.  
Hook the lantern component and the earring wire onto a jump ring.

Use the remaining beads and findings to create a matching lantern earring.

Check back again tomorrow for the next Christmas earring tutorial.

'Til next time.....

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