Saturday, July 4, 2015

Pearl and Chainmaille Earrings

Happy 4th of July!
These pretty earrings are fairly simple to make, once you learn the technique of making mobius balls. These earrings look dainty and delicate with the pearls and the silver jump rings. 
Materials: three sizes of jump rings (I used 4, 6, and 8mm), ear wires, head pins, pearls, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Now attach two jump rings together. 
Attach a third jump ring by attaching it to both of the previous ones. 
The technique for the mobius ball is to attach every jump ring to every other jump ring. Continue adding jump rings until you have a mobius ball with eight jump rings. 
Thread a pearl onto a headpin, bend at the top,trim the excess, and form into loop. Attach this to a medium sized jump ring, and attach it to the mobius ball through the center. 
Take another medium jump ring and thread it through the center of the mobius ball, and attach a small jump ring before closing. 
Open the small jump ring and attach the ear wire. 
Repeat these steps to make the other earring, and then you're all done!
Hope you all enjoy this chainmaille tutorial!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

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