Tuesday, December 29, 2015

How to Make Elegant Crystal Earrings for the New Year

Hey there, party people! The grand finale of the year is here, and it's all about ringing in the New Year in glamorous style!

Say hello to the ultimate pair of holiday earrings designed not just for Christmas but to dazzle through those New Year's Eve celebrations and beyond. With champagne-coloured crystals, a hint of gold for that cozy glow, and a pop of haematite to add that extra oomph, you'll be set to razzle dazzle the New Year in. And we all want to get off to a good start for the New Year, right?!
Let's Celebrate Earrings - Finished Length: 7.7cm (3")

Here's what you'll need to make your own Let's Celebrate! earrings:

Tools: chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush cutters

String a 4mm bicone and a star (from the bottom) onto a head pin.

Bend the head pin at a 90° angle.

Trim to 1cm (3/8"). Tip: If you cut the head pin too short, you won't be able to make a large enough loop.

Turn a simple loop. Make two more of these components: one with a 4mm bicone and one with a 6mm bicone.

Open the loop and hook the 6mm components onto one of the loops of the fancy connector.

Attach the 4mm components onto the loops on either side of the 6mm component.

Cut the cup chain into two equal lengths. Place the end link of one piece into a cup chain end.

Use the flat nose pliers to gently press the claws over the crystal to hold it securely in cup chain end. Repeat on the other end of the cup chain.

Connect the top loop of the fancy connector to the last cup chain link with a jump ring.

Hook the other end of the cup chain onto the earring wire and close the loop.

Make a matching earring with the remaining components.

All you need now is a little black dress, a pair of killer stilettos and a special party to wear these glitzy earrings to. So pop the cork on a bottle of champagne and enjoy a glass of bubbly for me..... Cheers and have fun celebrating!

'Til next time.....

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