Celtic Cage Earrings

Showcase the beauty of your favorite beads in a timeless chain maille project that's sure to get lots of compliments!
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Description

The Celtic Cage design represents an original variation of the Helm weave in which a straight chain is joined in the round to resemble a Celtic knot. Once they are linked together, sterling jump rings and black onyx beads give these earrings a timeless appeal.

Details

Required Materials: 18-gauge sterling (0.04", 1.024mm diameter) 6mm ID jump rings (48), 18-gaugeg sterling (0.04", 1.024mm diameter) 3.5mm ID jump rings (32), 22-gauge sterling (0.0254", 0.65mm diameter) 2mm ID jump rings (18), 8mm round black onyx beads (2). See project for complete list.

Tools Needed: Flat nose pliers, chain nose or bent nose pliers, scrap wire or twist tie, earwires (2). See project for complete list

Originally Published: Step By Step Wire JewelryApril/May 2010

SKU: EP2788

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melissa Senetar, Ph.D

Format: eProject