These simple chandelier strands are simply stunning.
What you will need:
- 2 side-drilled pink pearl beads
- 2 tourmaline bi-cone crystal beads
- 2 clear AB square beads
- 4 daisy spacers
- 2 Euro wires
- 10-inches of 24 gauge sterling wire
- wire cutters
- jeweler’s file
- round-nosed pliers
- 2 pairs of flat or bent nosed pliers
Instructions for the project:
Start by cutting 3 inches of wire, file the ends until smooth and then insert through one of the pearls. Measure down about 1 inch on the wire and use your fingers to carefully bend the wire towards the bead a little past 90 degrees. The next step is to hold the bead on the wire, take the straight wire on the other side of the bead, and bend towards the bead again a little past 90 degrees. The wires on either side of the pearl bead should cross each other, but keep in mind that one side of the wire should be longer than the other. Since the wire is pretty soft, continue to use your fingers to cross the shorter wire over the longer wire, and then hold the wire area right above the pearl with one pair of flat or bent nosed pliers.
You can also take another pair of flat or bent pliers and wrap the short wire around the long wire about three times. Insert the tourmaline bead onto the long piece of wire, which is basically working as a head pin now, and use your round-nosed pliers to create another wrap loop at the top and wrap the loop closed. Next, take two inches of wire, file the ends, make a loop on one end, and insert it into the loop you just finished wrapping in the step above. Be sure to wrap the loop of your two-inch piece of wire closed so it is connected to the tourmaline crystal and pearl piece. Then you can slip on one daisy, one clear crystal, and another daisy bead onto the wire, and make another loop at the top. As a finishing step slip on your Euro wire and wrap the loop closed. Repeat all the steps above to create a matching earring.