E0099 - Jewels of the Sea - Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln

by Vintaj February 06, 2020

May 2008 Vintaj "Featured Project" Inspiration!

These magical creatures will delicately dance upon your ears.
Cluster tropical & vibrant crystals, freshwater pearls and natural brass chain to reflect the exotic ocean life!

Natural brass beads & findings:
CH35- 4.5 x 6.2mm Petite Etched Cable Chain
CH80- 1.2mm Fine Figaro Chain
CH100- 2mm Delicate Curb Chain
DP60- 10x26mm Sea Horse Double Sided Charm
HPF15- 1.5" Pearl Head Pin
JR10- 4mm Jump Ring
JR30- 5.25mm Jump Ring
JR60- 15mm Jump Ring
EP1- 1” Eye Pin
ER20- 10 x 20mm French Ear Wire

Tools & Supplies:
Ergonomic Rosary Plier, Round with Cutter
Ergonomic Chain Nose Plier with Cutter

Other materials:
3mm Swarovski Crystals
4mm Swarovski Crystals
5mm Swarovski Crystals
6mm Freshwater Pearls


Step 1: Create your beaded drops.
A: String four 4mm crystals onto four individual pearl head pins. Set aside.
B: String one 3mm crystal and one freshwater pearl onto a pearl head pin. Repeat once.
C: Form wrapped loops. (see “Clustering Beads & Charms” on the tips and techniques page)

Step 2: Create your beaded links.
A: String one 5mm crystal onto a 1" eye pin. Repeat once.
C: Form a simple loop. (see “Basic Linking on the tips and techniques page)

Step 3: Create your chain clusters.
A: Cut your three chain styles into different lengths. Cut one style at approx. 1”, one at 1 ¼” and one at 1 ½” sections. Repeat each style once to create 6 sections total.
B: String one 4mm crystal to a 4mm jump ring. Repeat once. C: Attach 4mm jump rings to chain sections and the crystal jump ring to a chain section. D: Open a 15mm jump ring, string chain sections and close to secure.

Step 3: Embellish your Earrings.
A: Connect your bead drops and links using 4mm and 5.25mm jump rings.
B: Alternate the direction of your sea horse charms when connecting them to the 15mm jump ring.

Your earrings are complete, Enjoy!

Techniques: Linking,Clustering,

Materials: Pearls, Crystals,

Products Used:

  • DP60
  • CH35
  • CH80
  • CH100
  • JR60