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Extract from Charms • By Sophie Robertson • Published by GMC Publications

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20 mins

Bring out your inner Carmen Miranda with these fabulously fruity statement earrings!
Kitsch plastic charms such as these brightly coloured fruits add an element of fun, retro style to any design. They are perfect for wearing at summer parties!

Posted by GMC Group Published See GMC Group's 298 projects » © 2019 Sophie Robertson / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make a dangle earring. Fiesta Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using the end or side cutters, cut a piece of chain seven links long. Using the pliers, open the loop at the bottom of the earring hook, thread the end link of the chain onto it and close.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Fiesta Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using the pliers, open three of the jump rings and thread them onto the biggest charms – the orange, apple and plum. Attach them to the loop at the bottom of the earring hook.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Fiesta Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use another jump ring to attach the green pear to the first link of the chain.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Fiesta Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use another jump ring to attach the grapes to the second link of the chain.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Fiesta Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Attach the banana to the third link, the cherries to the fourth link and a leaf to the fifth link, 
using a jump ring for each.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Fiesta Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a jump ring to attach the other leaf to the last link of the chain.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Fiesta Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat all of the steps to create a matching earring.

    To create this lovely cascading shape, remember to attach the largest charms at the top of the chain and then the others in descending size order towards the bottom.

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