DIY : Statement Chain Earrings

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Another fab statement tutorial fresh from the Jewelry From Home making table. After sharing our statement necklace tutorial a few weeks ago we decided use up some of the extra beads to make these gorgeous statement earrings. Using such bold means we needed less beads to make a really punchy piece of jewelry and the best bit is they are really quick to make.  Jewelry_From_Home_Statement_earrings_Materials

Materials - Chunky chain, 1.8cm oval faceted beads, crystal tear-drop beads, 8mm facted round beads, 4mm jump rings, head-pins, earring hook

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Step 1. Cut a piece of chain either 3 links or 1.5cm long. Thread a round bead onto a headpin, make a loop and fix to the base of the chain. Using the excess wire make another loop thread on the oval/statement bead and make another loop to fix. Fix the the chain to one end of the statement bead.
Step 2. Cut another piece of chain 9cm long. Add a round bead to one end and the tear drop bead to the other using a head pin, creating a loop.
Step 3. Measure 6 links or 4cm from the pink bead and fold the chain in half. Using a jumpring fix the statement bead to the chain.
Step 4. Add a earring hook to the same link you fixed the statement bead too, repeat to make a pair. Jewelry_From_Home_Statement_Earring_DIY
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There you have it, really simple earrings that make a statement. If you want something individual then try using vintage chain and beads for something really unique.
If you're looking to learn the techniques we've covered in this tutorial then make sure you check out our Jewelry Making for Absolute Beginners or Introduction to Fashion Jewelry courses for all the details.