Fiesta Chandelier Earring Tutorial

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Fiesta Chandelier Earrings

From contributing designer Erin Siegel

Check out Erin's Book Bohemian-Inspired Jewelery for more great ideas!

Ingredients:

- 22 glass 4mm rounds
- 2 hammered brass 33mm metal rings
- 2 brass ear wires
- 2 brass head pins
- 56" of 4ply Irish waxed linen cord


Tools:

- Scissors
- Chain nose pliers
- Round nose pliers

1. Convert the headpins into eyepins by trimming off the heads and creating a loop at one end as shown.

2. String one 6mm glass round; form a simple loop. Set aside. Cut the cord in half. Set one aside.

3. Make a 3" fold at one end of the cord. Form a larks head knot around the brass ring.

4. Using the long end of cord, form two half-hitch knots around the ring.

5. Use the short end of cord to string one 6mm glass bead and form an overhand knot ¾" from the previous larks head knot. Trim end to 1/8".Using the long end of cord, string a bead and form an overhand knot ½" from the last half-hitch knot. Trim end. Repeat steps 3-5 to complete another beaded section next to the first.

6. Repeat step 3. Use the short end to string a bead and form an overhand knot ¾" from the larks head knot. Use the long end to string a bead and form an overhand knot 1 ¼" from the larks head knot. Trim ends.

7. Repeat step 3. Use the short end to string a bead and form an overhand knot ½" from the previous larks head knot. Use the long end to form two half-hitch knots around the brass ring. String a bead and form an overhand knot ¾" from the last half-hitch knot. Trim ends. Repeat entire step to complete another beaded section next to the last one.

8. Attach the bead link made in step one to the brass ring. Attach an ear wire to the bead link.

9. Repeat steps 1-7 to complete the second earring.

 

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