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|Step 7: Open the initial and final loops and add a segment of chain about 1 to 1/12 inches long. Count the links and be sure to have an odd number of links in the chain. Be careful about the orientation of the links. Make sure that the chain is not twisted.||
|Step 8: Thread five head-pins onto five beads. For these earrings I used 4mm Swarovski Bicone Crystal Beads. (6mm beads could also have been used with a 2.5 mm metal bead instead of the 4mm beads. If you use 6mm beads you will need the additional metal bead so that the beads hang down far enough to hang straight.) Make a wrapped bead dangle and hang one of the 4mm beads from each loop in the wire component.|
|Step 9: Add an ear wire. Connect the ear wire to the
middle link in the chain. Watch the orientation of the chandelier wire
component. You may need to orientate the loop in the ear wire so that the
chandelier hangs properly. This can be done by twisting the loop in the
ear wire 90 degrees, or by adding a figure 8 connector so that the
"chandelier" hangs properly.
Step 10: To complete this jewelry making project, make a second earring using the same steps.
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|This WigJig jewelry project is provided as
part of WigJig University - College of Jewelry Designs. We
try to provide interesting jewelry projects using beads, jewelry wire and
other jewelry supplies. We
hope that these pictures will provide you enough information for you to
complete this project. Some of the skills and jewelry making
techniques have not been discussed here. For beginners, we suggest
that you visit our Beginners Start Here pages. These pages discuss the skills necessary
for making jewelry in the detail that beginners need. We also suggest that
beginners to jewelry might need to visit the
University College of Jewelry Techniques for additional
information about some of the skills and techniques shown.
Most, but not all of the jewelry supplies shown here can be purchased in our WigJig store. We try to have a complete selection of jewelry supplies in our store including chain, wire, glass beads, findings, watches, tools, etc.