Last time I made rhinestones dangle earrings using Rose Montees, I used flexible wire to secure the Rose Montees. For these earrings, I wanted more rhinestones with a more linear look. For this project I used:
2 silver headpins
2-6mm Silver jump rings
8 - 16ss Swarovski Crystal Rose Montees
Pliers: Round Nose, Needle Nose and Side Cutters
To secure the rose montees and prevent the rose montees from flipping to the backside, lay a line of Gem Tac glue along the bottom of the headpin.
Slide 4 rose montees onto the head pin, rhinestones all facing the same way, until flush with the bottom ball and allow to dry completely. Repeat for the other head pin.
Once the glue is completely dry, take your needle nose pliers. Place the pliers up against the rose montee at a spot on your pliers that is about 1.5 mm thick and using you finger, bend the head pin over the pliers to a 90 degree angle. Grab the wire with the rounded pliers and again using your fingers wrap the wire around the pliers creating your loop.
Holding the loop secure with the needle nose pliers, wrap the remaining wire around the bottom of the loop several times. Cut the remaining wire with your side cutters and tuck in the end of the wire.
Using a jump ring, attach the line of rhinestones to your ear wires. Another pair of beautiful sparkling earrings!
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I found this youtube video from Beaducation very helpful in showing how to make the loop:
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