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Crescent Cascade Earrings

Crescent Cascade Earrings
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This pair of Crescent Cascade Earrings calls to mind a shower of shooting stars cascading down from a crescent moon canopy. Learn how to make earrings that will dazzle and delight like the shimmering night sky by following these jewelry making instructions. Choose sparkling beads in your favorite color to create your own version of this enchanting earring design. The glint of the gems as they move and catch the light will be as mesmerizing as a full moon.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeCrystal

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeEarrings

Easy

Materials:

  • 2 Dapped & Spring Silver Plated Earwires (308B-003)
  • 2 Half Moon Filigree Connectors (326B-150)
  • 24 3mm CZ-Gem Dropz Jump Rings (314B-013)
  • 6 4mm CZ-Gem Dropz Jump Rings (314B-015)
  • 14 4mm 2 hole Purple CZ-Gem Dropz (515-1212)
  • 8 5mm 2 hole Purple CZ-Gem Dropz (515-1222)
  • 2 6mm 2 hole Purple CZ-Gem Dropz (515-1232)
  • 6 6mm 1 hole Purple CZ-Gem Dropz (515-1132)
  • 2 pairs - Designer Ergo Chain Nose Pliers (201E-020)

Instructions:

  1. Attach an ear wire to the top loop on the filigree component.
     
  2. Using two chain nose pliers, open one 3mm jump ring and attach together two 4mm CZ-Gem Dropz. Open another 3mm jump ring and attach a 5mm CZ-Gem Dropz. Open a 4mm jump ring and attach a 6mm one-hole Gem Dropz. Repeat to make a second dangle.
     
  3. Using two chain nose pliers, open one 3mm jump ring and attach together two 4mm CZ-Gem Dropz. Open another 3mm jump ring and attach another 4mm CZ-Gem Dropz. Open another 3mm jump ring and attach a 5mm CZ-Gem Dropz. Open another 3mm jump ring and attach a 5mm CZ-Gem Dropz. Open a 4mm jump ring and attach a two-hole 6mm CZ-Gem Dropz. Open another 4mm jump ring and attach a one-hole 6mm CZ-Gem Dropz.
     
  4. Using a 3mm jump ring, attach the long strand of CZ-Gem Dropz to the middle hole of the filigree component. Use a 3mm jump ring to attach each of the two short strands to the outside holes of the filigree component.
     
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for the second earring.
     
  6. Wear and graciously accept your many compliments!
     

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Again you had me with the word purple. These are so easy I can't pass them by. I am going to use this idea but perhaps toss in a few clear Crystal beads. That will add a little sparkle. I know I will have to make a pair in blue for my friend. She will see these and go crazy. I just have to get her into making her own things!

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