Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings, Chain Maille Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . These earrings have a fun carefree feel and remind me of the circus.
Beaded Rings Earrings
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
These earrings have a fun carefree feel and remind me of the circus. They are quick and easy to make and look fabulous on. You can turn up the color by adding colored beads or rings.

Materials

Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.035) 19ga. 8mm - Pack of 10
K11-31
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $6.06
  • Gold Club Price: $4.55
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5mm sterling silver large-holed beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 12.00 each
20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.93
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Tools

4.5 Inch Flat Nose Mini Pliers
G2-88
  • G2-88
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Premium Steel Bench Block 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
G17-9
  • G17-9
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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5/8 Inch Double Rubber/Nylon Head Hammer - Pack of 1
G3-26
  • G3-26
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Premium Jump Ring Mandrels - Set of 2
G7-50
  • G7-50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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Instructions
Step 1
To make the ear wires, take a piece of 20g wire about 2" long and make a small loop at one end. Hold the small loop against the mandrel and bend the wire around the mandrel to form the ear wire shape. With pliers turn the end of the wire so it is in line with the small ring, and trim the end. To work harden the ear wire you can hammer it with a nylon or steel hammer on a steel block, twist the wire with your pliers, or put it in a tumbler.
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Step 2
he beads for this pattern must have a large hole so they can move around on the ring and not get stuck. Place a bead on a jump ring and close the ring. These jump rings are made of fairly thin wire compared to the compared to the size of the diameter of the ring so they need to be closed under tension so the 2 ends are pushing against each other and won't move. To do this push them beyond closed so the 2 ends overlap and then they will click back into place. Keep overlapping the ends and clicking back in place until the ring is perfectly closed.
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Step 3
With an open ring take it through the ring with the bead, add a bead, and close the ring.
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Step 4
Keep adding rings with a bead until you have 6 beaded rings joined together.
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Step 5
Attach the ear wire to the 3rd ring from the left. For the second earring turn the ear wire over so it is facing the other way so the 2 earrings are a mirror image of each other. Once the ear wire is in place the beaded rings should all find their own place but they can be moved around to change the pattern.
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings
Kylie Jones's Beaded Rings Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , beaded rings earrings