Introduction: Venice Lace Earring
- 2 antique brass filigree squares
- 6 antique brass filigree drops with loop
- 10 Swarovski crystal drops
- 1 pair Swarovski crystal earring posts
- 8 inches (total) Swarovski crystal chain in 2 colors*
- 24 antique brass oval jump rings, 3x4 mm
- 16 antique brass crimp on crystal chain ends
-Chain nose pliers
*for the pair of earrings shown the crystal chain lengths are as follows:
Four 2 stone pieces of first color
Two 12 stone pieces of second color
Two 14 stone pieces of first color
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Step 1: Bend Filigree
Using your hands, bend the filigree flat squares diagonally to curve them just a bit. Set them aside.
Step 2: Cut Chain to Length
Cut the crystal chain into 8 pieces as follows: 4-2 stone pieces, 2-12 stone pieces, 2-14 stone pieces. Using your chain nose pliers attach crimp on ends to all chain sections.
Step 3: Attach Chain
Using 2 jump rings attach a 12 stone section of chain to the front of one filigree square as shown. Take care that the chain faces forward. Repeat, attaching a 14 stone section of chain below the 12 stone section.
Step 4: Attach Ear Post and Chain
Using a jump ring attach a turquoise post and a 2 stone chain section to the center top of the filigree as shown. Using a second jump ring attach a crystal drop to the bottom of the 2 stone chain section.
Step 5: Connect Chain and Filigree Drop
Using a jump ring attach a 2 stone section of chain to the center bottom of the filigree as shown. Using a second jump ring attach a crystal drop and a filigree drop to the bottom of the 2 stone chain section.
Step 6: Attach Filigree Drop and Chain to Filigree Square; Repeat
Using jump rings attach crystal drops and filigree drops to the bottom of the filigree as shown. Repeat 1-6 to make second earring.