This post brought to you by BEADALON.J-Lo called….she wants her earrings back.
You guys know I’m addicted right?Here’s the “gateway” finding: Beadalon slide connectors. I think it started with the Statement bracelets I made awhile back. These earrings have been on my brain since March and I finally finished them.I’m using cup chain and ball chain for the fringe and to spice it up, I’ve added an arrow charm to the center. You’ll need some cup chain connectors in the appropriate size.Set the last link of cup chain down in the finding and roll the prongs over with Beadalon’s sparkly chain nose pliers. The tapered end of the plier is awesome for working with tiny parts.Now you can connect your arrow charm.I found several art pieces with this arrow quote on the internet with no source but really loved the message.
From my experiences, it’s true. For me, the hard part is remembering to focus and aim when you’re in the thick of it. It’s something I really have to practice and be mindful about.
Moving on…Now, you can start sliding in your random bits of chain, trimming as you go with wire cutters.Before I forget, these slide connectors come in 3 different widths so you can simplify these if you like.Roll the cap on the slide connector closed, pushing it against the table top to make sure it’s secure.Now, we are to the finish line. Open the loop on your ear wire from side to side and connect the loop on the slide connector.
Close the loop with the chain nose pliers.Check out my book, Earringology, for more fun ideas!