Friday, December 14, 2012

Peace on Earth Snowflake Earrings - Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 8

Combining different coloured metals can add an extra dimension to your designs. Don't stop at just gold and silver though. Try gunmetal with silver, or use warm copper to add visual interest to gold or silver.

Here's what you'll need:
Cut three lengths of chain: 18mm (3/4"), 33mm (1.5") and 27mm (1 1/8"). String the champagne crystal and a rondelle on a head pin (the photo shows silver rondelles - sorry!). 

Create a wrapped loop, attaching it to the medium length of chain. Repeat with the other two crystals and chains. 

Attach the three chains to a 4mm jump ring with the longest chain in the middle.

Open the 6mm jump ring and hook on the snow flake, the peace charm and the chains.

Connect the jump ring to the earring wire with the remaining 4mm jump ring and then make a second earring to match.

I hope you'll visit again tomorrow to see the next pair of earrings... I've taken a step away from the traditional Christmas colours but I'm sure you'll love them.

'Til next time.....

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