Introduction: Peacock Chain Earrings

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This is a simple chain maille earrings called Peacock Chain Earrings

Step 1: Step 1

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Materials required for 1 earring:

19 pcs jump rings
Ear wire
5 pcs assorted flat beads or chips


First, let's pick up one jump ring.

Step 2: Step 2: How to Open Jump Rings

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Now, using 2 flat nose or bent nose pliers grip the jump ring on both sides of the split. While holding the pliers move your hands in opposite directions, one plier towards you and the other pliers away from you.

You will see the split opening up.

Step 3: Step 3: How to Close Jump Rings

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Once the jump ring is open, insert 7 close jump rings into the opened split.
Now, close your jump ring by griping the jump ring on both sides of the split just like what you did in Step 2, but this time, move your hands towards each other and have the split meet again.

You will see the split is closing.

Step 4: Step 4

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Doing the same process of opening and closing jump rings, insert one jump ring in the following order: 1st & 2nd, 2nd & 3rd, 3rd * 4th and so and so forth until you reach your 7th jump ring.

Step 5: Step 5

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Now, following the same procedure and order of inserting the jump rings as above attach your flat beads or chips.

Step 6: Step 6

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Attach your ear wire.

Step 7: Finished Peacock Chain Earrings

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Find out more about the Peacock Chain Earrings at Handmade Jewelry Club and download more free tutorials at DIY Lessons

Comments

Tezcumpapa (author)2013-03-03

Nice! My daughter's Birthday is coming up. I think she would like this very much. Thank you!

scoochmaroo (author)2011-08-29

OOh, I love these. Really well done!

diylesson (author)scoochmaroo2011-08-29

Hi scoochmaroo! Thank you so much for the lovely comment! :)

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Bio: Jane Chew aka XQDesigns is the chief editor behind 2 popular jewelry making blogs and websites: Handmade Jewelry Club and DIY Lessons. She started jewelry ... More »
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