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|Alternative Jewelry Making Design Two:
The mini-chandelier earrings shown at right are made with two of the
Four Leaf Clover wire components, six head pins, six 4mm onyx beads , one
inch of commercial chain and two ear wire findings. These are very
delicate earrings, but because of the segment of chain they have a lot of
eye-catching motion. This is a great jewelry making project.
They are easy to make, they are quick to make, and they look great.
|Begin making these earrings by making
two of the Four Leaf Clover wire components using the instructions from
page 5. In this case, you use the clover wire
component on the "weak axis".
Open the initial loop in the clover with chain nose pliers and added
a link from a 1/2" length of commercial chain, then closed the initial
link in the clover. I added three
bead dangles made of head pins and 4mm onyx beads (Item 2070 from our
Internet store). 4mm Swarovski crystal
beads would also make very nice bead dangles for these earrings. Finish this jewelry making project by opening the
loop in your ear wire findings and adding the end link in the commercial
chain segment, then close this loop. The ear post finding
used here can be found here in
sterling silver and here in
gold-filled in our Internet store. Make two earrings using the
I find that closing the loops in these ear wire findings is hard to accomplish without bent closing pliers. You will want to close the loop in your ear wire finding using your chain nose pliers as you normally would, but with the very small wire in an ear wire finding, you will probably find that they don't close all the way. Because of the grooves in these bent closing pliers you can close the small loops in your ear wire findings without distorting the wire. Align your loop in the grooves of your bent closing pliers and squeeze very gently. Bent closing pliers are items 0389 and 0689 in our WigJig Internet store.
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