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Pip Jangles

by: Anne Marie Desaulniers

Get in touch with your inner hippie, with these light and lively "Boho" inspired earrings. You could even pair them with gauzy tops and well-worn blue jeans, for a retro-sixties look! This project uses more of the leftover Pips from my prior two projects ("Pip, Pip, Hooray" - Pendant & Earrings; "Pip The Magic Dragon" - Bracelet), Firepolish crystals, eyepins, Fireline and closed Jumprings. And I'm not even finished with the Pips yet! Talk about the bead that keeps on giving!

Directions:

These earrings contain two elements, that when connected, make the 7 dangles that hang from the loops in the 7-Loop Channel Ear Hoops. The stitched drop component is attached to an eyepin component; a wrapped loop is made at the top; which is then attached to the Ear Hoop via a jump ring.

1 - Drop Component:

-Cut a comfortable length of Fireline (I like to cut a generous wingspan's worth, to start)

-Thread needle and then take your needle/Fireline through the following combination of beads (note, we won't discuss colours, just the correct sequence for threading beads on the needle.

-Take your needle/Fireline though the following bead sequence:

2mmFP/4mmFP/4mmFP/2mmFP/Pip/2mmFP/4mmFP/4mmFP/2mmFP

-Take your needle/Fireline through the beads a second time to join the drop component

-Pull tight!

-Tie off with a surgeon's knot.

-Cut Fireline (either by using a Thread Burner, or cutting with scissors)

-You will need to make 7 drops per earring, for a total of 14 drops for the set.

-Follow the sequence shown in the photo below, for colour selection and placement for each of the drops.

-The colour sequence for the 2nd earring should follow the same pattern as the first. Of course, if you're a little bit daring, you could mix up the colours completely! It's your choice!

2 - Eyepin Component:

-Open up loop in eyepins (using your pliers - opening it up gently, and to the side).

-Link the open eyepins to the top of your drop component (where the knot is).

-Close the link (again, using your pliers - closing it gently, back to where you started in the first step - use the reverse of the movement you used to open it)

-Add the following sequence of items onto your eyepin:

2mmFP/3-4.5mm Closed Jumprings (Nickel)/4mmFP/2mmFP

-Make a small wrapped loop at the top of your eyepin (see "Tips & Tricks" on BeadFX website)

-You will need one eyepin component, for each drop component (7 for each earring, with a total of 14 for the pair).

-Attach each eyepin + drop component to the 7-Channel Ear Hoops with a 5mm jumpring.

Congratulations, your earrings are finished! Now go out and be Boho-fabulous!!!

          
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Qty: 1 22601220 EYEpins - 2 in / 22 ga Plain - Rhodium Plated (100)Price: $ 3.58
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Qty: 1 23601038 Findings - Earring - Chandelier - 7 loop - Rhodium Plated (Pair)Price: $ 2.17
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Qty: 1 22801203 Findings - Jumprings - 4.5 mm Closed Round - Nickel (100)Price: $ 7.99
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Qty: 1 22801011-01 Findings - Jumprings - 5 mm Open Round - Nickel (10 grams)Price: $ 1.44
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Qty: 1 27099000-10 Firepolish - 4 mm Faceted Round - Pearl Pastel Khaki (strand 45)Price: $ 4.07
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Qty: 1 27099000-14 Firepolish - 4 mm Faceted Round - Pearl Pastel Petrol Blue (strand 45)Price: $ 4.07
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Qty: 1 s46253 Firepolish - True 2 mm Faceted Round - Pastel Lime (150)Price: $ 8.92
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Qty: 1 s46248 Firepolish - True 2 mm Faceted Round - Pastel Petrol Teal (150)Price: $ 9.43
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Qty: 1 74323039 Needle - Fine Beading Needles with Threader - (Pack)Price: $ 1.70
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Qty: 1 s44535 Preciosa Shaped Glass Beads - Pip Beads - Pastel Olivine (strand)Price: $ 6.25
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Qty: 1 s44537 Preciosa Shaped Glass Beads - Pip Beads - Pastel Petrol Green (strand)Price: $ 6.25
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Qty: 1 s44519 Preciosa Shaped Glass Beads - Pip Beads - Pastel Teal (strand)Price: $ 6.25
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Qty: 1 s44520 Preciosa Shaped Glass Beads - Pip Beads - Pastel Wild Lime (strand)Price: $ 6.25
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Qty: 1 s39659 Thread - .009 inch Fireline - Braided Bead Thread - Smoke (Spool)Price: $ 11.87
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