Swarovski Crystal Chandelier Earring Tutorial

DIY Chandelier Earrings Featuring Swarovski Elements Crystal








Before you begin:
Using wire cutters, cut your 1ft piece of 24 Gauge Non-Tarnish Silver Artistic Wire in half. Still using the wire cutters, divide your 1 ft of 3mm oval cable chain of choice into four equal lengths. Now you have two 6 inch pieces of wire, and four 3 inch lengths of chain.







With one end of the six inch piece of wire, create a coiled loop. To do this, take your chain nose pliers and make a 90 degree bend approximately one inch away from the end of the wire. Next, hold the wire with your round nose pliers right above the 90 degree bend.




With your free hand, bend the wire up and over the round nose pliers. Slide one end of your first length of chain into loop you created.




Then, adjust the position of your pliers in order to wrap the wire all the way around the end of your round nose pliers. Do so in a way that allows the loop to stay in line with the remaining length of wire. With your chain nose pliers, gently clamp down onto the loop you just created.




Pick up your round nose pliers with your other hand, use an additional pair of pliers to wrap the small length (the wire that is NOT inline with the loop) of wire in a coil beneath the loop. The coil should be tightly wrapped so that the end of the wire is not able to scratch the skin of the individual wearing the necklace.




Now you have a perfect loop!




Next, add one 6mm aquamarine Swarovski crystal bicone (5301/5328) bead to your length of wire




Add one of your 6mm daisy spacer beads onto your wire.




Add one 9x6mm peridot ab Swarovski crystal barrel (5200) bead onto your length of wire, followed by another 6mm daisy spacer




Add one 10mm aquamarine Swarovski crystal round (5000) bead onto your length of wire, followed by another 6mm daisy spacer




Add one 9x6mm peridot ab Swarovski crystal barrel (5200) bead onto your length of wire, followed by another 6mm daisy spacer







Next, add one 6mm aquamarine Swarovski crystal bicone (5301/5328) bead to your length of wire




Gently bend your crystal beaded wire into a slight "U-shape"




Now we will create another loop.




Take your chain nose pliers and make a 90 degree bend approximately one inch away from the end of the wire. Next, hold the wire with your round nose pliers right above the 90 degree bend.




With your free hand, bend the wire up and over the round nose pliers. Slide one end of your first length of chain into loop you created.




Then, adjust the position of your pliers in order to wrap the wire all the way around the end of your round nose pliers. Do so in a way that allows the loop to stay in line with the remaining length of wire. With your chain nose pliers, gently clamp down onto the loop you just created.




Pick up your round nose pliers with your other hand, use an additional pair of pliers to wrap the small length (the wire that is NOT inline with the loop) of wire in a coil beneath the loop. The coil should be tightly wrapped, just like the first coil you made.




You should now have your two lengths of chain attached to your crystal-strung wire




Take one of your ear wires with one hand, and with your other hand grab your chain nose pliers




Hold the curved part of your ear wire with one hand, and gently bend the open loop of the earring up. Bend the loop up just enough so that your chain is able to slide onto the loop.




Take the last link of either length of chain and slide it onto the loop.




Take your remaining length of chain and slide it onto the loop.




Hold the curved part of your ear wire with one hand, and gently close the open loop of the earring back into it's place.




Now you have one complete earring; Repeat steps above with to create the second earring.




That's it! You're Swarovski Chandelier Earrings are ready to wear! Share your creation on Instagram or Pinterest and tag @jbcbeads so we can see your version of these beautiful summer earrings!