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Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings

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Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

This set of earrings is a personal way to show your support. Make a pair of earrings for a friend, a mother or a daughter who is battling cancer and a pair for you to wear as she goes through her fight. See our Breast Cancer Awareness Embellishment Ring also for more ideas. We chose Fire Designs strawberry shortcake glass beads for these earrings, they are hand blown glass so no two beads are identical in size and shape but you should find pairs that are very close. Feel free to use this idea as inspiration and choose any kind of beads to your liking. You might want to use one of our ribbon charms such as CHARM368 to dangle from the earrings instead of the crystals.

Step one: Starting with a 1 1/2 inch sterling silver eye pin stack a 4mm Swarovski crystal, an antique copper spacer and a Fire Designs glass bead. The holes of the glass beads are large, so we used enough Toho 11/0 round beads on the eye pin to fill the inside of the hole, this will prevent the glass bead from wobbling. The holes in your beads may vary and require a different size seed bead. Follow with another antique copper spacer and a 4mm Swarovski crystal. Finish with a simple loop. For Instructions on Making a Simple Loop, please see the Handy Tips section. Connect this to a sterling silver ear wire. Repeat for the second ear.

Step two: On a 1 inch sterling silver head pin place the Swarovski teardrop or 6mm round crystal and finish with a simple loop. Connect this dangle to the earring. Repeat for the other ear.

Step three: Make another pair to share.
Approximate size: Two inches
Estimated time: Under one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106, qty 1)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108, qty 1)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131, qty 1)
List of Components:
Strawberry shortcake Fire Designs hand blown furnace glass (FD-SHORTCAKE, qty 1 pack)
5500 9x6mm Swarovski rose teardrop (5500-ROS9X6, qty 2)
5000 6mm Swarovski faceted round light smoked (5000-TOSMKLT6, qty 2)
5000 4mm Swarovski faceted round light smoked topaz (5000-TOSMKLT4, qty 4)
5000 4mm Swarovski faceted round rose ab (5000-ROAB4, qty 4)
Antique copper 8mm large hole spacer (CA-5689, qty 4)
Antique copper 8mm twist large hole spacer (CA-5707, qty 4)
Sterling Silver French hook ear wire with ball and coil (SS-EAR02, qty 4)
1½-inch eye pin 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-EP23, qty 4)
1-inch head pin 24 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP41, qty 4)
Toho bead round 11/0 transparent crystal (TBRD11-1, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5000-TOSMKLT6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
$0.50 $0.37$0.47 $0.35$0.44 $0.33
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5000-TOSMKLT4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
$0.34 $0.25$0.32 $0.24$0.30 $0.22
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose AB
Code: 5000-ROAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
$0.37 $0.27$0.34 $0.25$0.32 $0.24
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 8mm Twist Large Hole Spacer
Code: CA-5707
Length 2mm, Width 8mm 
$0.77 $0.61$0.73 $0.58$0.68 $0.54
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP23
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
$0.39 $0.30$0.34 $0.26$0.29 $0.22
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP41
Length 1 inch, 24 Gauge 
$0.19 $0.16$0.16 $0.14$0.13 $0.11
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Crystal
Code: TBRD11-1
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$1.10 $0.90$1.03 $0.84$0.97 $0.79

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56

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