Silver Chandelier Earrings with Blue Swarovski Pearls
designed byCheri Carlson
TechniqueChain & Jump Rings
Approximate Size2 1/4 Inches
The Swarovski Crystal Pearl in Turquoise added just the pop of color that I was looking for to complete these chandelier earrings.
The TierraCast link in this earring design is enhanced with just a pop of color from a Swarovski pearl. Draping lengths of chain provide an elegant accent to the beautiful components. Learn how to make these earrings and then discover even more inspiration for using TierraCast components in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
String the Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Turquoise onto a sterling silver 1.25-inch 24 gauge ball-end head pin and attach this dangle to the bottom center loop of the TierraCast antique silver empire link by creating a wrapped loop.
Cut three pieces of silver-plated double rollo chain. One piece will be 33 links long, one will be 42 links long and one will be 53 links long. This chain has double links. On all of the ends of the chain pieces, remove one of the links. This will make it easier to thread the chain onto jump rings.
Add the end of the 53-link chain onto a sterling silver 3mm open jump ring, followed by the 42-link chain and the 33-link chain. Close the jump ring. Use a sterling silver 3.05mm open jump ring to attach this jump ring to an outer ring on the empire link, with the longest length of chain on the outside. Repeat this step for the other ends of the chain and the other side of the link.
Open the loop of the sterling silver French earwire. Attach the earwire to the top loop of the empire link. Close the loop on the earwire. Repeat these steps for the other earring.
List of Components: TierraCast Antique Silver Empire Link (SA-3034, qty 2) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Turquoise (5810-TRQ6, qty 2) Silver-Plated Double Rollo Chain (SPCH22, qty 2) Sterling Silver French Earwire (Pair) (EAR-0168, qty 2) Sterling Silver 1.25-inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge (SS-BHP07, qty 2) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .120 inches (0.65 x 3.05mm) (SS-OJR25-B, qty 4) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.020 x .120 inches (0.5 x 3.0mm) (SS-OJR20-B, qty 4)
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