Lady of the Hour Bridal Earrings
Designer: Megan Patton
Elegant stick pearls hang from delicate gold-filled rings and chains in these eye-catching bridal earrings.
Some of the stick pearls may not easily slide onto the jump rings that you create. You may need to pick and choose amongst the pearls on your strand to find ten that work easily for this project.
- To begin, use a pair of flush cutters to cut two 3/4" lengths, two 1" lengths, two 1 1/4" lengths, two 1 1/2" lengths, and two 1 3/4" lengths of gold-filled delicate cable chain.
For the next step, watch the instructional video: How to Make Jump Rings with Wubbers Bail Making Jewelry Pliers. This video will show you show to use 24 gauge round half-hard gold filled wire to make jump rings using a pair of Wubber bail making jewelry pliers. Use the method shown to make twelve 5 mm jump rings.
Open a jump ring and place a slender top-drilled stick pearl onto it. Then put the jump ring through the last link on one of the lengths of chain. Repeat this process with nine more stick pearls and the rest of the chain lengths.
Divide up the chains and pearls into two groups that each have one of each length of chain.
Open another jump ring and put the last link of the free end of all of the chains in one of the groups onto the jump ring. Then put a gold-filled simple deep small earring hook onto the jump ring and close it.
Repeat the last step with the remaining pieces to complete the second earring.
Use different colored stick pearls and components in a different finish to change the look of these earrings.
When substituting in items, pay attention to sizes and styles to make sure all your pieces will fit together.
Keywords: bridal, pearls, stick pearls
Tip: Check package quantities for each component. You may have extra material to make more than one finished project, or will have leftovers for other projects. In some cases, adding on just one more package of a component may be all you need to make multiple pieces.
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