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New Years Eve Earrings

$10 or less

About this design:

To make these duster earrings, I made bead links with tiny crystals and attached them to the bottoms of pieces of chain. I love the dramatic effect of these earrings, especially if you make them a longer length.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Stainless Steel Small Cable Chain (3')
  • Headpins
  • Hematite Crystal Faceted Rondelle 2mm (2 Strands)
  • 3mm Silver Jump Rings
  • Silver Earwire

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut the chain into 20 pieces (10 pieces per earring) of various sizes ranging from 1.5"-2" (longer or shorter depending on the length you want the earrings). String the crystal onto the headpins-varying amounts on some of them- and attach directly to the chain.
Step 2:
Cut the end off of a headpin and make a loop with round nose pliers on one end, slide the 10 pieces of chain on, and make a loop on the other end.
Step 3:
Using pliers, bend the loops together and attach them with a jump ring.
Step 4:
Attach the jump ring to an earwire.

Buy Products from this Design

Stainless Steel Small Cable Chain

Measurements: 1.5mm x 1.0mm link

per foot
10 meter spool
Package of 2

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Measurements: 1.4mm charm loop

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. kye
    kye says:

    These are so elegant and wonderful! Such a striking use of chain and crystal.

  2. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Super idea! This can be done with leftover chain remnants you’re saving – varying lengths, styles, even colors. Great use of leftover tiny crystals, seed beads, gemstones….

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