Retired - An Evening Affair Earrings

Retired - An Evening Affair Earrings
These Swarovski crystal earrings look complicated to make but are actually very easy. To obtain the unique structural shape, just use Soft Flex beading wire and a crimp tube!
  • Project:E647
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

Don't forget to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings. This entire project is demonstrated in the video: How to Make Earrings Using Soft Flex Beading Wire. If you prefer written instructions, please see below.
  1. Begin by cutting a 12 inch length of Soft Flex Extreme beading wire in 24k gold. Place a bead stopper on one end.
  2. String onto your beading wire:
  3. 1 Swarovski crystal 4mm bicone bead in dark indigo
  4. 1 Toho 11/0 seed bead in gold lined rainbow peridot
  5. another bicone
  6. another seed bead
  7. Repeat pattern until you have a total of 6 Swarovski bicones with seed beads between them strung onto your beading wire. Next, string on 1 Swarovski crystal 8mm bicone pendant in khaki. Repeat the same sequence of 4mm bicone beads and seed beads on the other side of your bicone pendant.
  8. String on another Swarovski crystal 8mm bicone pendant in khaki.
  9. Remove your bead stopper from the end you started on. Slide all your beads so they rest in the middle of the beading wire and you are holding a beading wire tail in each hand. Take the end which you just removed the bead stopper from and pass it through the 8mm bicone you strung in the previous step, in the opposite direction of the other end of beading wire. The two ends of the beading wire will criss-cross within the bicone pendant. Pull snug to form a loop.
  10. Now pass each beading wire tail through the adjacent 4mm bicone on their respective sides of the 8mm pendant.
  11. String onto each beading wire tail: 1 Toho 11/0 seed bead in gold lined rainbow peridot, 1 Swarovski crystal 4mm bicone bead in dark indigo, another seed bead, another bicone bead, another seed bead, another bicone bead, and another seed bead.
  12. Onto one of the beading wire tails, string a 1.5mm gold plated crimp tube.
  13. Take the tail which does not have the crimp tube on it and pass the end through the crimp tube in the opposite direction, making the two ends of beading wire criss-cross within the crimp tube. Pull snug to form a loop.
  14. Now pass each beading wire tail through the seed bead and bicone adjacent to the crimp tube (on each side).
  15. Pull snug and crimp the crimp tube. Cut off excess beading wire with flush cutters.
  16. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook (the same way you would open a jump ring and link it around the crimped crimp tube. Close the loop back up.
  17. Enjoy your new earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-1206 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (65 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3020 - 22K Gold Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0149 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 996 'Gold Lined Rainbow Peridot' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 36 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14096 -
    Project uses 36 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-3448 - Swarovski Crystal, 6301 Bicone Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Khaki
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5344 - Soft Flex, Extreme Flex 19 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, 24K Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Earring
Product Type Project
Technique Stringing, Wire Wrapping
Project Theme Special Occasion
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients FCR-1206, FEA-3020, JSK-0149, SWBI-14096, SWC-3448, XCR-5344

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully - some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - An Evening Affair Earrings

Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 996 'Gold Lined Rainbow Peridot' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$1.69
 / package  | SKU: JSK-0149
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Soft Flex, Extreme Flex 19 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, 24K Gold Plated

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$32.99
 / package  | SKU: XCR-5344
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Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.5mm (65 Beads)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 65 Pieces

$2.49
 / package  | SKU: FCR-1206
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Swarovski Crystal, #6301 Bicone Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Khaki

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 8 Pieces

Regular Price: $4.99

Special Price $2.99

 / package  | SKU: SWC-3448
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22K Gold Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

$5.75
 / package  | SKU: FEA-3020

Tools:

Retired - An Evening Affair Earrings

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Retired - An Evening Affair Earrings

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
Retired - An Evening Affair Earrings

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-3000
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