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Shimmer Earrings

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Difficulty: Intermediate

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Stunning new half mineral coat crystal is used in the "Shimmer" Collection to create beautiful pieces perfect for a glamourous night out. This special half coating on this shimmering crystal creates colour and variation without dulling sparkle or blocking the facets. This makes for a truely beautiful piece of jewellery.

These 'shimmer' chandelier earrings compliment the "Shimmer" necklace perfectly. With beautiful chinese crystal, they are also a great set of earrings that can be worn alone to create a real statement. Learn how to make yours in a few simple steps.

Step 1

To make your first earring, start by threading the following beads on to headpins:

  • Create 2 headpins with 1 x small rose gold bead, 2 x 4mm crystal rondelles, 1 x small rose gold bead, 2 x 4mm crystal rondelles
  • Create 2 headpins with 1 x small rose gold bead, 2 x 4mm crystal rondelles, 1 x small rose gold bead, 2 x 4mm crystal rondelles, 1 x small rose gold bead
  • Create 1 headpin with 1 small rose gold bead, 2 x 4mm crystal rondelles, 1 small rose gold bead, 2 x 4mm crystal rondelles, 1 small rose gold bead, 2 x 4mm crystal rondelles.

 

  • Turn a loop at the top of each headpin.

Step 2

Thread a 4mm crystal rondelle on to an eyepin then thread on the beaded heapins in a graduating pattern, adding a 4mm rondelle between each one. Place the longest beaded headpin into the middle and then work back out to the shortest. Add a final 4mm rondelle and turn a loop.

Step 3

Connect approx. 2.5cm of chain to each eyepin loop. Putting this to one side, thread a 5cm piece of wire through a faceted drop with a crimp bead either side. Bring the end back through the crimps and drop to form a small circle and crimp to secure.

Step 4

Use a small jump ring to connect the two ends of chain and the drop to the earwire. Repeat all steps to create your second earring.