Unlike me, my sister is the typical 21-year old party girl. While I will be chilling with my dogs and maybe a friend or two on New Years Eve, she will be hitting the bars, no doubt. With that in mind, I made Ali a pair of earrings for Christmas that are just perfect for a New Years Eve party.
Supplies for one SET:
– two small black beads
– two small gold beads
– four large black beads (3/8 inch)
– two large gold beads (1/2 inch?)
– four medium gold beads (1/4 inch)
– two medium black beads (1/4 inch)
– chain (mine is a very dark brownish black)
– wire (mine is a very dark brownish black)
You can see the number of links per bead in the picture here. The largest gold bead hung at 9 links, while the smallest black used only 3 links. Depending on the type of chain you use, the number of links will vary. I found it helpful to leave each chain a little longer for the first earrings and cut it down as I played with how each bead would lie in the clump. Then, for the second earrings, I cut the chain at the exact number of links.
From this point on, it’s pretty simple. Create the head pin with the wire by wrapping it around the round-nosed pliers. String the bead on the wire, and then create a loop and string the chain on BEFORE closing the loop:
String the chains on your ear wire — I used the order I listed the beads in above. I found it fell nicely that way, but you might want to reorder the beads based on your beads and chain. And there ya go!