Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Heavenly Choirs - Twelve Days and Counting - Day 7

Christmas is a wonderful, festive time of the year but let us not forget the reason for the Season. Today, in honour of the true meaning of Christmas, I've created something a little more heavenly.

I'm sure that you've seen plenty of angel earrings around. Their gowns are usually made from cute little bell shaped beads and they have purpose made angel wings. But I have added my own little twist to these darling little angels - beneath their gowns is a flurry of ethereal feathers.

Here's what you'll need today:
2 x 6mm crystal rondelles
2 x 6x8mm faceted Swarovski crystal rondelles
2 x angel wings
2 x silver bell shaped filigree bead cones
24 x white/clear Czech glass daggers
18 links Beadalon silver plated Dapped Small Cable chain 2.3mm
24 x 4mm silver jump rings
2 x silver eye pins
2 x silver interchangeable earring wires

Separate the chain into two equal lengths and put one aside. Connect each of the dagger beads to a jump ring and attach them evenly along the length of chain to create feathers.

Connect the chain to the loop of the eyepin and then thread it through the filigree bead cone. Thread on the wings, the faceted rondelle and the crystal rondelle. Create a wrapped loop to hold the angel components securely in place.

Hook the angel onto the earring wire and close it gently.

And now you have one Heavenly angelic earring. Create another in the same way.

Come and join me again tomorrow to see what my next pair of spectacular earrings will be!

'Til next time.....

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