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Bluebird Earring Project

Contrasting colors of blue opal and antique brass pair up to create this pair of vintage looking earrings.
1) Take one of the Headpins and cut off the ball end with your Side Cutters. Create a loop with your Chain and Round nose pliers; attaching one of the Briolettes to the loop before closing it. Now, thread on a bead cap, one of the Rounds, followed by another bead cap. With your Chain nose and Round nose pliers, make a wrapped loop with the remaining Headpin wire and then slide that loop over the connector on one of the Fish Hook Earwires (you may have to widen the connector a bit like you would open a jump ring). After attaching, make sure that connector loop at the base of the Earwire is closed securely.

2) Repeat step #1 to create the other earring.

Quantity of Items Needed

2 Corrugated Bead Cap 5mm Base Metal Antique Brass Plated
2 Swarovski Briolette Pendant 6010 13x6.5mm Air Blue Opal
2 Head Pin with 2mm Ball 2" 22 gauge Antique Brass Plated
2 Swarovski Round Crystal Bead 5000 10mm Air Blue Opal
2 Fish Hook Ear Wires 24mm Antique Brass Plated