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Black Tie Earrings

Posted by on 1/1/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Black Tie Earrings
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Black Tie Earrings Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
2 – Silver-Plated 11x15mm Leverback Earrings
22 – Silver-Plated 2” Ball Pins
20 – Smokey Quartz 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
2 – Crystal AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
2 – Black Onyx 10mm Semiprecious Rounds 

Create Rondelle Drops
1. Add 1 – Smokey Quartz AB Crystal Rondelle to a ball pin.

2. Make a 90° bend in the ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the ball pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around ball pin  creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.  Your drop should look like this:

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3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 NINETEEN times.

Assemble Earrings
1. Add 1 – Black Onyx Semiprecious Round and 10 – Smokey Quartz Rondelle Drops (just take the loop of the Rondelle Drop and put it on the ball pin) to a ball pin.  Your earring drop will look like this:

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2. Add 1 – Crystal AB Crystal Rondelle to the same ball pin.  Your earring drop will look like this:

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3. Push the Crystal AB Crystal Rondelle snug against the Rondelle Drops and make a 90° bend in the ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the ball pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around ball pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.  Your earring drop should look like this:

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4. Open the loop of one of the leverback earrings (just twist it like you would a jump ring).  Add the loop of the drop and close the loop of the earring.  

5. Repeat steps 1 – 4 for the other earring.


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