Eclectic Filigree Earrings

Eclectic Filigree Earrings

Create these expensive looking earrings from Katie Hacker on your own with silver-plated chain and beads.

Eclectic Filigree Earrings Project

Materials:

  • 2 - Filigree rectangle 3-to-1 ring end connectors
  • 6 in. (15.24cm) length - Small cable chain, silver plating
  • 8 - 6mm Medium jump rings, silver plating
  • 6 - 8mm Large jump rings, silver plating
  • 6 - 5.3mm 1-hole flat disc spacer beads, silver plating
  • 4 - 9.4mm 1-hole flat disc spacer beads, silver plating
  • 2 - 9.4mm 2-hole flat disc spacer beads, silver plating
  • 2 - 12mm 1-hole donut flat disc spacer beads, silver plating
  • 2 - Ball & spring French ear wires, silver plating
  • Designer chain nose pliers
  • Nipper tool

Steps:

  1. Attach an ear wire to the top loop on the filigree component.
     
  2. Cut three 1 in. (2.54cm) lengths of silver small cable chain.
     
  3. Using a 6mm jump ring, attach a piece of chain and a 5.3mm 1-hole flat disc spacer bead to each outer loop on the filigree component.
     
  4. Using a 8mm jump ring, attach a 9.4mm 1-hole flat disc spacer bead to the last link on each piece of chain attached to an outer loop on the filigree component.
     
  5. Using a 6mm jump ring, attach a 9.4mm 2-hole flat disc spacer bead to the center loop on the filigree component.
     
  6. Using a 6mm jump ring, attach a piece of chain and a 5.3mm 1-hole flat disc spacer bead to the lower hole on the 9.4mm 2-hole disc.
     
  7. Use a 10mm jump ring to attach a 1-hole donut to the last link on the center chain.
     
  8. Repeat steps 1 – 7 to complete the other earring.

Tip: Open jump rings by turning one arm of the ring to the side rather than pulling the ends directly apart.

 

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