Jesse James Design Elements Inspirations Orchid Earrings

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by Jesse James Design Team

Jesse James Design Elements Inspirations Orchid Earrings

Perfect accessory for those with a passion for purple!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Take beads out of packaging and select about 18-20 beads to be used for the earrings.
  • 2
    Using a 2 inch pinhead, put it through the bead opening and cut it with pliers leaving ample room at the top.
  • 3
    With round nose pliers, starting at an end, roll one end into a circle.
  • 4
    Place bead on wire.
  • 5
    Repeat steps 2-4 until all beads have wire through them.
  • 6
    Take chain out of packaging.
  • 7
    With the wire cutters, cut 16 pieces of chain at a variety of length, being sure that two pieces of chain match, making 8 pairs of matching length chain.
  • 8
    Open the jump rings at the cut with flat and round nose pliers.
  • 9
    Place chain and bead on jump ring. Close jump ring.
  • 10
    Continue steps 8-9 until all beads have jump ring and chain on them.
  • 11
    Take one jump ring and open completely. Slide all chains with the bead onto the jump ring and close jump ring with the focal bead being the last bead on the jump ring.
  • 12
    Attach the focal bead to small bead using the jump ring. Repeat to hook onto jump ring.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Jesse James Beads Design Elements Monarchy 104573428
  • Jesse James Beads Inspiration Orchid 104573423
  • 2.3 Small Cable Chain Silver
  • 2 inch Pin Head Silver (2)
  • French Hook Earring Backs Silver (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jump Rings Jewelry Connection™ 140 pc. Silver 5 mm 104244292
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Round Nose Pliers 104584508
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Flat Nose Pliers 104584503
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865