Step 29: Now that we have made the bottom wire component, the spacer bars, the open jump ring and the ear wire, we are now ready to assemble the earrings. Start by connecting the spacer bars to the bottom wire component. Here you have a choice. You can connect the spacer bars to the two outside loops in the bottom wire component as shown near-right, or you can connect the spacer bar components to the middle pair of loops as shown far-right. This is a matter of personal choice. For some variety, we suggest making a pair of each style. You connect one end of the spacer bar to the bottom wire component by opening the loop at the end of the spacer bar and connecting it to the proper loop in the bottom wire component, then closing the loop in the spacer bar.
Step 30: Once the two spacer bars are connected to the proper loops in the bottom wire component, then connect the top loops in the spacer bars to the jump ring. The easiest way to do this is to open the loop in the jump ring, connect the top loops in the spacer bars, and then close the loop in the jump ring. You can also connect the ear wire finding at the same time as you connect the two spacer bars, although it may be easier to connect the ear wire finding after you have closed the jump ring. The ear wire finding is connected by opening the loop in the ear wire finding and connecting it to the top of the jump ring, then closing the loop in the ear wire finding.
Step 31: With the ear wire finding, the jump ring, the spacer bars and the bottom wire component all connected, you have finished the body of the earring and you are ready to add the bead dangles. For the dangles shown here, we used 2" head pins since they are longer, and we used longer bead dangles. As we discussed earlier, we used a combination of 6mm round beads and 6mm bicone beads separated by 2x4mm bugle beads. You can view the beads we used below:
Earrings on Right above: Swarovski Crystal Pearl Beads, Item 2715; Swarovski Garnet bicone beads, Item 2507; 2x4mm Crystal S/L bugle beads, Item 1883.
Earrings on Left above. Swarovski Amethyst Round 25 facet beads, Item 2792, Swarovski Crystal AB Bicone Beads, Item 2681; and 2x4mm bugle beads Crystal S/L, Item 1883.
Summary of jewelry making instructions:
We hope you like this style of earrings. These are compound earrings made out of many simple to make jewelry wire components. There are many variations of this style. First, we show two combinations of attaching the bottom wire component for these earrings to the spacer bars. Second, we chose rather simple color combinations for the bead dangles. There are many complimentary color combinations that could have been chosen. Imagine these beads with a color combination that matches your school's colors. You can also imagine many other complimentary color combinations for the bead dangles. Good luck in modifying this design to match your needs for accessories.