Draped Chain Earrings

Draped chain earrings

What You'll Need:

Press Wire Silver Chain
Venezia Crystal AB
3 Packages 6mm Rondelles
Toho Silver Seed Beads
3" Head Pins
1" Eye Pins
French Wires
Side Cutters
Round Nose Pliers

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Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour

How to Make Draped Chain Earrings

Do you have a special event coming up? Don't rush out to the mall yet, you can make the perfect elegant earrings to finish off your outfit yourself! These classic earrings are a great introductory project, and you'll be able to wear them again and again.
  • 1 String a head pin

    String a head pin with a seed bead, crystal, rondelle and a crystal. Repeat the pattern 4 more times. Use round nose pliers to loop the end of the pin.

  • 2 Cut chain

    Cut 3 sections of chain 6", 5 3/4" and 5 1/2" long.

  • 3 Slide onto head pin

    Slide the last loop of the 6" chain onto an eye pin, then repeat with the 5 3/4" and the 5 1/2" chains, the beaded pin, the other end of the 5 1/2" chain, 5 3/4" chain and the 6" chain.

  • 4 Slide onto French wire

    Cut a 2" section of chain. Open the loop on a French wire and slide it on the center link of the chain. Close the loop. Open the loop on one end of the eye pin and slide on the last link of the chain. Repeat on the other side.

  • 5 Repeat

    Repeat for the other earring.