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« on: December 07, 2004 09:44:21 PM »

here are the chandeliere earrings. i'm giving them to my friend as an x-mas present. i worked on them non stop and it took me about 2 1/2 hours.

okay, here goes the tutorial

32 and 26 gauge wire
flat and round nose pliers
wire cutter
earring hook
beads (60 for this project)

1) First, lets look at where all the beads will go

2) begin by taking a piece of wire and making a loop at the end with your round nose pliers. i usually make them about 1 1/2 cm long, depends on how thick your bead is. place bead and make a loop at other end going the opposite direction. this is with the 26 gauge wire. like so:

do this for 46 of the beads. remember you have to reserve 7 x 2 beads that go on the horizontal wire.
3) after you do this for all 46 start linking them. you need 4 links of each: 2, 3, and 4 beads. you only need 2 links that are five beads long.
4) take the 32 gauge wire and make a loop at the end. put in a bead then a 2 bead link, then another bead and a 3 bead link and so on. when you put the 5 bead link go back to 4, 3, and finally 2. do not put a bead after the last link. there should only be seven beads across the top. now close off the wire with another loop, like so

5) now take some of the 26 gauge wire and make a total of 16 loops in the shape of an eight. then link 4 together so you will have four links with 4 loops in them like so

6) take the links and hook one on each loop from the 32 gauge wire and then link them on the loop in the earring hook

if i'm correct, this is it. i'm sorry if my tutorial is confusing! Huh
i'd love any feedback!

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2004 09:48:09 PM »

i love those and the tutorial is amazing!! i have been looking for something like this....i'm going to try to make some now and i'll post pics when i'm done Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2004 10:03:53 PM »

yay!!!! i'd love to see other peoples results if they're cool enough to try it, haha.

« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2004 01:18:24 PM »

Hi Smiley,
Thanks for the tutorial.  I can't wait to try it.

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2004 01:22:07 PM »

Thanks a bunch! I'll be making these for both my stepsisters for Christmas. They're too easy to make. Pfft....spend 15 bucks on earrings? Nah.

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2004 04:43:49 PM »

they're AWESOME gifts for people! everyone loves them! and yes, they're extremely easy, the only thing is that they take a long time to assemble. that's why i sometimes think twice about doing them because when i start i kinda wanna quit when i'm almost done but yes, they're very simple and look so trendy! thanks for the response and i'm glad you guys understand the tutorial!


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