DIY -Swarovski Pearl & Brass Disc Earrings
December 3, 2012 Leave a comment
We just love the new connectors from Tierra Cast! Here is a quick and easy earring project using the discs. Of course this design would also make a great bracelet too!
Step 1: String a bead onto the ball-end headpin.
Step 2: Bend the wire to a 90-degree angle so that it rests snugly against the bead.
Step 3: Using flush wire cutters, cut the headpin down in length so that it measures 1 centimeter.
Step 4: Using roundnose pliers, gently grab the very end of the headpin and shape the wire around the jaw of the pliers to make a loop. This step takes several tool adjustments in order to fully shape the wire into a loop.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 to make a loop on the second Swarovski pearl.
Step 6: Open the loop gently by holding the open end of the loop with chainnose pliers and twisting the wire end outward as shown.
Step 7: Feed the open loop into the disc and close it by twisting the wire end inward.
Step 8: Attach the earwire by opening the loop in the same manner. Feed the Hammertone Disc onto the back of the earwire (the hole is not big enough to fit the embellishment ball through it) and around until it rests in the embellishment loop. Close the loop.