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Red Jasper Earrings

Materials

36cm chain
2 ear hooks
16 4mm jump rings
2 6mm jump rings
2 head pins with ball
2 large eye pins
2 medium eye pins
16 4mm red jasper round beads
4 4mm synthetic howlite round bead – cream
2 5mm synthetic turquoise beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Divide the chain into four 5cm sections and four 4cm sections.

STEP 2 Take one medium eye pin and thread one 4mm red jasper bead, one 6mm cream Howlite bead and one 4mm red jasper bead. Take one large eye pin and thread three 4mm red jasper bead, one 6mm cream Howlite bead and three 4mm red jasper bead (Pic. 2A) Using your fingers gently curve the two eye pins with beads on them (Pic. 2b). Trim eye pin 1cm from the last bead and create a loop.
Take the head pin with ball and thread the 5mm turquoise bead. Finish with a wrapped loop. Take one 4mm jump ring and attach to the wrapped loop.

STEP 3 Take two 4cm section of chain and using 4mm jump rings attach to each side of the smaller curved eye pin from step 2. Repeat this step but use 5cm sections of chain and the larger curved eye pin.

STEP 4 Take one eye pin and thread one end of chain from the large curved section, one end of chain from the smaller curved section, the jump ring attached to the wrapped loop, the other end of chain from the smaller curved section, the other end of chain from the larger curved section and the bottom loop of the ear wire

STEP 5 Repeat step 2 to 4 for the second earring