Czech glass beads and gold chain create a classy meets bawdy, high culture meets street style pair of eye-catching earrings. Not enough eyes on you yet? Then take it a step further with an easy chandelier variation that brings the drama!
Materials: For this project you will need two 2 1/2 inch pieces of 20 gauge gold wire, three 4mm gold jump rings, two 1 1/3 inch pieces of gold figaro chain, eight crystal drop beads, and 2 gold earring hooks. You will also need a pair of needle nose pliers and a pair of flat nose pliers.
VARIATION: For the variation of this project you will need to add two more 4mm jump rings and three more pieces of chain - first piece 2 1/2 inches, second piece 2 3/4 inches, third piece 3 inches.
Start by creating a small eye loop using your needle nose pliers
Slide one piece of chain into the eye loop before wrapping the end around the rest of the wire.
Close your loop by wrapping the remaining wire (the arm) around the main wire.
Slide beads onto wire and create another eye loop with your needle nose pliers, making sure to slide your second piece of chain before closing off your loop.
Once you have your eye loop closed your piece should look like this
Open your jump ring and slide on one end of chain
Slide the remaining piece of chain and earring hook onto jump ring and close with pliers.
If you want to add a little more drama to the earrings - follow these super easy steps.
VARIATION Step 1
Open up another jump ring and add all three pieces of graduated chain, going largest to smallest
VARIATION Step 2
Attach ring to one of the eye hooks you made with the gold wire.
VARIATION Step 3
Take one more jump ring and add the ends of all three pieces of chain then attach ring to the eye hook on the other end of the crystals.
VARIATION Step 4
Voila! Simple as that.