To make these earrings you will need:
• Top-drilled briolettes (I used cherry quartz)
• 5 mm round beads (I used labradorite)
• 4 mm round beads (I used snow quartz)
• 5 mm faceted beads (I used these from Doreen Beads)
• Gold chain in two thicknesses
• 1.5″ gold tone rings (2)
• Earring hooks (2)
• 22 ga. gold tone wire
• 26 ga. gold tone wire
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Wire cutters
Thread a length of 22 ga. wire through the top of your briolette. Criss cross the ends, wrapping one end around the bead. Trim the excess. Use the other end to create a wrapped loop around your 1.5″ hoop. Wrap it closed, then trim the excess. Repeat on the other earring.
Using 26 ga wire, create a wrapped loop. Thread a labradorite bead onto the wire, then create another wrapped loop to finish that link. Trim any excess. Continue doing this to create a chain of beads and wrapped loops. I used five beads. On the last loop, connect it to the 1.5″ hoop next to your briolette. Repeat on the other earring.
Repeat step #3 using the snow quartz beads. Make this bead chain a bit longer with 6 beads instead of five. Attach to the hoop and repeat on the other earring.
Cut two lengths of your thicker chain, around 3″ each. Thread a piece of 22 gauge wire through the end link and create a wrapped loop to attach it to the hoop. Repeat on the other earring.
Cut two lengths of your smaller chain, around 5 or 6″ each. Fold each length in half and thread a piece of 26 gauge wire through the center link at the fold. Create a wrapped loop and attach to your hoop. Repeat.
Repeat step #3 using your faceted beads. I used 6 beads. Attach to the hoop and repeat on the other earring.
Cut a piece of 26 ga wire and create a wrapped loop around the hoop. Wrap the other end closed. Open your earring hook and link it to the wrapped loop. Repeat on the other earring, and you’re done!