Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 2    Hammertone Round Post    (94-1084-61)

  • 2    Hammertone 1 ¼” Ring    (94-3231-61)
  • 2    Hammertone 18mm Stitch-around Hoop    (94-2563-61)
  • 2    Hammertone Dagger Bead    (94-5855-61)
  • 2    Plain SS39 Chaton Bezel Drop    (94-2545-61)
  • 2    Hammered 10mm Cushion Bezel    (94-2514-61)
  • 9    Round Jump Ring 19 Gauge 5.5mm ID    (01-0025-61)
  • 3    Round Jump Ring 20 Gauge 4mm ID    (01-0024-61)
  • 2    Oval Jump Ring 20 Gauge 3x2mm ID    (01-0016-61)
  • 2    Swarovski 1088 SS39 Chaton Stone, Color A (Crystal Orange Glow DeLite shown)
  • 1    Swarovski 4470 10mm Cushion Stone, Color B (Crystal Buttercup shown)
  • 1    Swarovski 4470 10mm Cushion Stone, Color C (Crystal Silky Sage DeLite shown)
  • 60 min. two part epoxy adhesive 

Tools

  • chain and/or flat nose pliers (2)
  • toothpick

Skill Level: Beginning

Finished Size: Approx. 3 1/2”

Designer: Julie Young

Download the Retro Splash Earrings PDF

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Jump Rings).

Tip: Follow adhesive instructions carefully to ensure a secure hold for the crystals.

Steps

  1. Mix a small amount of epoxy adhesive per product instructions.
  2. Use toothpick to apply small amount (about a 3mm bead) of adhesive into bottom of one chaton bezel. Pick up one chaton crystal and set securely into bezel. Press down and rotate to distribute adhesive evenly. Repeat with remaining chaton bezel and crystal.
  3. Repeat Step 2 using a slightly larger amount of glue (about 4mm) for cushion bezels and crystals. Set all bezels aside and allow to cure per product instructions.
  4. Open one 4mm round jump ring and attach to one dagger bead. Close jump ring. Repeat with a 5mm round jump ring and remaining dagger bead. Set aside.
  5. Open one oval jump ring and attach to one chaton bezel. Close jump ring. Repeat. Set aside.
  6. Earring 1: Open one 5mm jump ring and attach to Color C cushion bezel. Before closing jump ring attach to one 1 1/4" ring. Close jump ring.
  7. Open one 5mm jump ring and attach to dagger bead with 5mm jump ring. Before closing jump ring attach to 1 1/4" ring used in Step 6, and one hoop. Close jump ring.
  8. Open one 5mm jump ring and attach to loop of hoop placed in Step 7. Before closing attach to loop of one earring post. Close jump ring. 
  9. Open one 5mm jump ring and attach to jump ring on one chaton bezel. Before closing attach to 5mm jump ring placed in Step 8. Close jump ring.
  10. Earring 2: Open one 5mm jump ring and attach to dagger bead with 4mm jump ring. Before closing attach to remaining hoop. Close jump ring.
  11. Open one 5mm jump ring and attach to loop of hoop placed in Step 10. Before closing attach to remaining 1 1/4" ring. Close jump ring.
  12. Open one 5mm jump ring and attach to jump ring placed in Step 11. Before closing attach jump ring on remaining chaton bezel. Close jump ring. 
  13. Open one 4mm jump ring and attach to Color B cushion bezel. Before closing attach second 4mm jump ring. Close both jump rings.
  14. Open one 5mm jump ring and attach to 1 1/4" ring placed in Step 11. Before closing attach to loop on remaining earring post. Close jump ring.

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