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Crystal Chandelier Earrings Tutorial

By: Catherine Fox

Need a pair of earring to make your outfit stand out? This Crystal Chandelier Earrings Tutorial will teach you how to make just that! This is one of our party perfect free bead earring patterns.

Crystal Chandelier Earrings Tutorial
Crystal Chandelier Earrings Tutorial
This image courtesy of Catherine Fox

Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Crystal

Time to complete: In an evening

Bead Technique Used: Chainmail/Wirework

Bead Project Type: Earrings

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Materials:

  • (52) 4mm faceted round bead
  • (8) 4mm round beads
  • (8) 8mm faceted round beads
  • (2) 10mm faceted round beads
  • (8) eye pins
  • (10) head pins
  • (2) 5mm jump rings
  • (2) ear wires
  • Memory wire
  • Heavy duty wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers

Instructions:

  1. String an 8mm faceted bead onto a head pin. Form a loop at the top. Repeat 3 more times.
     
  2. String a 10mm faceted bead onto a head pin. Form a loop at the top.
     
  3. String a 4mm round bead onto an eye pin. Form a loop at the top. Repeat 3 more times.
     
  4. Take one of your 4mm round beads on an eye pin and open one of the loops. Attach another 4mm round bead on an eye pin and close the loop. Take the 10mm faceted bead on a head pin and attach it to the bottom loop of the 4mm bead chain.
     
  5. Take one of your 4mm round beads on an eye pin and open one of the loops. Attach an 8mm bead on a head pin and close the loop. Repeat once more.
     
  6. Take your memory wire and cut a little less than one loop. Form a loop at one end of your cut wire.
     
  7. String eleven 4mm faceted beads onto the memory wire. String an 8mm bead on a head pin onto the memory wire. String on a 4mm faceted bead. String on the 4mm and 8mm bead chain. String on a 4mm faceted bead. String on the two 4mm and 10mm bead chain. String on a 4mm faceted bead. String on the 4mm and 8mm bead chain. String on a 4mm faceted bead. String on the 8mm bead head pin. String eleven more 4mm faceted beads.
     
  8. Form a loop at the end of the memory wire. Bring both end loops together and attach a jump ring. Open the loop of one of the ear wires and attach the jumpring. Close the loop.
     
  9. Repeat steps 1-8 for other earring.
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