Everything’s coming up earrings this week! Becky Nunn, the creative genius behind Nunn Design, has given us five more exclusive designs to share on our blog with you! These gorgeous new earring pairs combine the elegance of Nunn Design pewter accents with the stunning sparkle of Swarovski Elements Crystals. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to make these sparkling stunner, or click over to our Inspiration Gallery for instructions! (Don’t forget to check out the other four designs: Sabrina Earrings, Love in the Afternoon Earrings, We Go To Monte Carlo Earrings, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Earrings!)
BM3092 – 2 pieces 11mm Silver Plated Base Metal French Ear Wire with 1.5mm Ball
BM2703 – 2 pieces 22 gauge silver plated brass 2” Head Pins
08RD0100 – 2 pieces 5000 8mm Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Round Bead
BM3322 – 2 pieces 8.5mm Antique Silver Plated Brass Daisy Bead Cap
BM3314 – 2 pieces 12.5mm Antique Silver Plated Brass Petal Bead Cap
BM3310 – 2 pieces 10mm Antique Silver Plated Brass Crown Bead Cap
BM0427 – 2 pieces 5.5mm Antique Silver Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
CN5513 – 12 inches 2mm Antique Silver Plated Solid Brass Oval Cable Chain
2 pairs of chain nose pliers
First we will assemble the fringe dangle. Use your cutters to cut off the flat head part from the two 22 gauge Silver Plated Brass 2” Head Pins. Create a loop on one of the ends of the cut Head Pins using your needle nose pliers. Repeat to complete the pair.
Using the cutters, cut the 12” of Chain in half. Open up one of the Small Jump Rings using your Chain Nose Pliers. Measure with a ruler approximately 1” and loop the chain back up approximately 1” threading an additional link of the chain onto the Small Jump Ring. Continue looping the chain onto the Jump Ring until the 6 inches are looped, creating a dangle. Thread onto the Head Pin from Step 1 and close up the loop on the Small Jump Ring. On the ends of the looped chain, use your cutting pliers to give you fringe dangle a little haircut. Repeat to complete the pair.
To assemble the earrings, thread onto the headpin with the fringe dangle from Step 2 the following components:
a. A 8.5mm Antique Silver Plated Brass Daisy Bead Cap
b. A 8mm Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Round Bead
c. A 10mm Antique Silver Plated Brass Crown Bead Cap
d. A 12.5mm Antique Silver Plated Brass Petal Bead Cap
Using your cutters cut away all but 1/4” of the head pin and create a top second loop. Attach the 11mm Silver Plated Base Metal French Ear Wire with 1.5mm Ball and close up the loop. Repeat to complete the pair.
I’m telling you, these earrings will transport you to a hot summer day in Paris!