Fran’s Vintaj Bumblebee Earrings

Fran’s Vintaj Bumblebee Earrings

You Will Need:

  • ½ inch length of Vintaj brass chain (2 pieces)
  • 1 inch length of Vintaj brass chain (2 pieces)
  • Vintaj bumblebee charm (2)
  • Vintaj ear wires (2)
  • 8mm Swarovski crystal cube (3)
  • 2 inch, 24 gauge Vintaj headpins (8)
  • 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones (8) shown in greige
  • 6mm Swarovski crystal bicone (2) shown in indicolite
  • Size 11 seed beads OR 2mm Swarovski crystals (4)

Instructions:

1. Carefully open the loop at the bottom of one ear wire. String on the bumblebee charm, the last link of a ½ piece of chain and the last link of a one inch piece of chain. Carefully close the loop.

2. Thread one 6mm bicone onto a head pin. Form a wire wrapped loop above the crystal, making sure to attach the loop to the bottom link of the ½ inch piece of chain before wrapping the loop closed. Cut off any extra wire.

3. Thread another 6mm bicone onto a second head pin. seed bead, crystal bicone, seed bead. Form a wire wrapped loop above the crystal, making sure to attach the loop to the bottom link of the longer one inch piece of chain before wrapping the loop closed. Cut off any extra wire.

4. Thread the following onto another head pin: seed bead, 4mm crystal bicone, seed bead. Form a wire wrapped loop above the beads, making sure to attach the loop to the link in the middle of the one inch chain before wrapping the loop closed. Cut off any extra wire.

5. Thread one 4mm bicone onto a headpin and wire wrap it to a link in the one inch chain in between the ear wire and the wire wrap from step 4. Then thread one 4mm bicone onto a headpin and wire wrap it to a link in the one inch chain in between the wire wrap from step 4 and the 6mm crystal dangling from the bottom of the chain. Your earring should now look like the picture.

6. Repeat all steps for the second earring.

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