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Starburst Earrings

$10 or less

About this design:

It's easy to transform these simple chevron focals into a unique pair of statement earrings with just some Czech glass, wire, and a bit of chain!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Chevron Focal Link (2)
  • Stainless Steel Small Cable Chain (1')
  • Silver Earwire
  • Stainless Steel 24 Gauge Wire
  • Czech Fire Polished Round 3mm (2 Strands)
  • Headpins (2)
  • Tiny Starburst Charm (2)
  • Silver 3mm Jump Rings

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Wrap a piece of wire a couple of times through the hole in the chevron focal.
Step 2:
Slide 6 beads onto the wire and wrap it a few times around the middle of the focal.
Step 3:
Repeat steps 1-2 for the other side, except slide on only 5 beads.
Step 4:
Repeat steps 1-3, except wrap the beads on the other side of the focal & use 6 for both sides.
Step 5:
Make two bead links and attach to the chevron focal. Attach a 1/2" piece of chain to each bead link. Connect the top link of the chains together with a jump ring and slide the jump ring onto an earwire. Make a bead charm with tow beads and attach to the same jump ring holding the chains together.
Step 6:
Use a small piece of wire t attach the star charm to the bottom of the earring.

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Strand of 50

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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