Linear Swarovski Pearl Earrings
Nothing is hotter for Spring/Summer 2015 than wearing pearls in fun, non-traditional jewelry. What could be cooler than pairing mixed color pearls with a shoulder dusting linear earring featuring a modern chain?
So cute, right? At this length, the look is a bit edgy. If you like a shorter earring length, just use less chain!
- 6mm Swarvski pearls (2 each of 4 colors) I used Dark Lapis, Lapis, Turquoise and Ivory
- Chunky silver plated chain, approx. 6mm in diameter (6 inches)
- 24 gauge silver plated wire (8 inches)
- Sterling silver ear wires
- Round nose pliers
- Needle nose pliers
- Wire cutters
Cut your 24 gauge wire into two piece that measure 4 inches each. With your needle nose pliers, hold onto one of the wires 1 inch from the end. Bend the wire over the pliers to form a 90 degree corner. Form a loop above the corner with your round nose pliers.
Use your wire wrapping technique to wrap the loop closed.
Cut off any excess wire. (Then, if you’re me, take a photo in dramatic lighting that makes your liver plated wire look black. Weird, eh? It really is the loop in the next picture…)
String on one ivory pearl, one turquoise pearl, one lapis pearl and one dark lapis pearl.
Use your needle nose pliers to bend the headpin above the beads.
Then, use the round nose pliers form a loop in the wire above the beads.
Slide the formed wire loop through the first link in your chain, so they become interlinked. The loops should be able to swing freely.
Use your wire wrapping technique to wrap the wire loop closed and cut off any excess wire.
Open the ring at the bottom of your ear wire. String on the closed loop at the top of your earring, and then carefully close the ring.
Repeat all steps for the second earring, and enjoy!