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Alyssa's Bridesmaid Earrings

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Alyssa's Bridesmaid Earrings Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

These wonderful earrings were made for Maggie's wedding, but Alyssa loved them so much, she made them a part of her everyday wardrobe. For the matching necklace, please click here. For the bracelet, please click here.

Step one: On a 2-inch sterling silver eye pin, string a wavy rectangle bead frame with a 2mm Swarovski Rose faceted round bead followed by a 12mm Swarovski Light Amethyst cosmic bead and another 2mm round. String it through the other side of the bead frame and finish with a simple loop. Attach one end to an earwire using a simple loop. For instructions on how to make simple loops, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Using the wire you trim from the end of the head pin, create a link with simple loops on each end and an 8mm Swarovski Powder Rose pearl in the center. On a 1½ inch head pin, string a 12mm Swarovski Amethyst cosmic bead. Finish with a simple loop and attach to the bottom of the pearl link.

Step three: Repeat for the other earring.
Approximate size: 2 ¾ inches
Difficulty level: Beginner
Estimated time: Less than one hour

Tools Used:
Side cutter, semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components:
Swarovski 12mm cosmic Amethyst beads (5523-AMY12, qty 2)
Swarovski 12mm cosmic Light Amethyst beads (5523-AMYLT12, qty 2)
Swarovski 8mm Powder Rose pearl (5810-PRO8, qty 2)
Swarovski 2mm faceted round Rose (5000-RO2, qty 4)
Wavy rectangle bead frame (ISBF-0003, qty 2)
Sterling silver earwire with ball and coil (SS-EAR02, qty 2)
Sterling silver 2 inch eye pin (SS-EP22, qty 2)
1-inch eye pin, 24 gauge (SS-EP41, qty 2)
Sterling silver 1 ½ inch head pin (SS-HP2X, qty 2)

Alternate components:
Swarovski 5523 12mm Cosmic Sunflower (5523-SUF12)
Swarovski 5523 12mm Cosmic Olivine (5523-OL12)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Powder Green (5810-PGN8)
Swarovski 5000 2mm Faceted Round Hyacinth (5000-HY2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5523 12mm Cosmic Amethyst
Code: 5523-AMY12
Length 12mm, Width 10.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
$1.48 $1.16$1.36 $1.08$1.25 $0.99
Swarovski 5523 12mm Cosmic Light Amethyst
Code: 5523-AMYLT12
Length 12mm, Width 10.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Powder Rose
Code: 5810-PRO8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
5000 2mm Faceted Round Rose
Code: 5000-RO2
Diameter 2mm, Hole Size 24 gauge/.511mm 
JBB Wavy Rectangle Bead Frame
Code: ISBF-0003
Length 17.5mm, Width 15.5mm 
$7.55 $6.04$7.02 $5.61$6.53 $5.22
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Ball and Coil
Code: SS-EAR02
Height 23mm 
2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP22
Length 2 inches, 22 gauge 
$0.62 $0.49$0.57 $0.45$0.52 $0.41
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 22 Gauge 
$0.45 $0.36$0.42 $0.32$0.38 $0.30
1-inch Eye Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP41
Length 1 inch, 24 gauge 
$0.26 $0.20$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $11.01
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.71
Price: $7.32

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