Another Maker's Monday, another pair of earrings! I'm using gold-filled findings this time and some lovely Swarovski rondelle crystals in Denim Blue. Variations on this basic jewelry project are endless! I linked to where I purchased my supplies but you can buy them elsewhere.
|A dainty pair of earrings|
When I first started making jewelry, I didn't want to use gold because it was expensive and the findings I could get locally were gold-plated and just looked cheap. Gold-filled findings have more gold in them as compared to gold-plated so they should wear longer, be less prone to tarnishing, and the gold won't "flake off." A brief explanation can be found in this Artbeads.com article.
2 gold-filled headpins (2 inches long)
2 8x6 mm Swarovski rondelle crystals in Denim Blue
4 gold-filled saucer beads
2 gold-filled ear wires
Jeweler's pliers (one or two pairs, depending on your preference)
1. Slide a gold-filled saucer bead onto a headpin and follow it with a Swarovski and then another golf-filled saucer bead.
2. With the tips of your pliers, make a 90 degree bend in the headpin just above the last saucer bead. Repeat for the other headpin.
I hope you like this earring style!