Monday, October 26, 2015

Bridesmaid's Jewellery - Baroque-Style Earrings

In the last two posts, I shared the bracelets the Creative Bride gave to her bridesmaids. To complete their outfits, she also gave them matching baroque-style earrings.

These romantic earrings have a glowing heart captured inside the filigree and despite how ornate they look, they are a simple and easy design to put together and will take you just minutes to complete.

Vintage style filigree earrings
Here's what you'll need:
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
Working from the wire spool, place the last 3mm (1/8") of the wire in the jaws of the pliers and bend it at a 60° angle. This will make the first prong of a triangle jump ring.

Move the pliers to the other side of the bend you just made and bend the wire on the other side of the pliers at a 60° angle. This is the first side of the triangle.

Reposition the pliers again on the other side of the angle and bend again at 60°. This is the second side of the triangle.

Place the pliers on the other side of the angle and bend the wire at 60° to create the second prong.

Trim the wire to 2mm (1/16"). Trim the first prong to 2mm also.

 Insert one prong inside the Swarovski drop......

..... and then the other. Squeeze them together gently to secure the drop.

Attach a 3mm jump ring to the triangle.

Insert the jump ring into the bottom loop of a Tombac drop.

Place a second Tombac drop on top and close the jump ring.

The two drops should form a cage.

Open the cage out flat.

Place a heart bead inside the cage with the point facing toward the top loop.

Close the cage.

Open the loop of the earring wire and hook on the two Tombac drops.

Make the second earring to match. So elegant and so easy!

Here's the completed ensemble that each of the bridesmaids wore: bracelet, earrings, faux fur wrap and bouquet.

The next instalment in the Wedding Collection will be the Creative Bride's jewellery so don't forget to check back to see it.

'Til next time.....

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