I was browsing around the Anthropologie website the other day and came across these fabulous Tri-Loop Chandelier earrings. I hardly ever wear large earrings, but these are just so pretty they just pulled me in. Unfortunately, I don't have an extra $300 lying around to spend on a pair of earrings I would love, but not wear very often. So - I decided I could make them.
You will need:
212 - 3mm cut glass black beads
4 - gold head pins
12 - tiny gold jump rings
gold beading wire (I can't remember which kind this is, but just make sure you have something sturdy enough to hold it's shape)
2 - gold earring hooks
here is a quick tutorial from Fusion beads.) You'll need two of these for each earring.
Next, form a mini-chain by attaching 3 of the jump rings together. You will need two of these per earring as well.
To make circle B, repeat the steps again, this time adding 16 beads first, then another of the jump ring chains, and finally 10 beads. Finish by making a loop on the end of the wire.
Now we're ready to start on the last piece of the earring! Start by cutting a piece of wire about 4 inches long and once again making a loop at one end. Then, string 13 beads onto the wire.
Starting with either circle A or B, open one of the loops and place the bead on the head pin inside of it. Then, connect it to the loop on the other side and close the open loop. The bead on the head pin won't slip free because the loop is too narrow.
Open the loop on one end of the top piece and connect it to the head pin bead on the corresponding side. Then, do the same with the other side.
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