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Cherry Blossoms Earrings

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Cherry Blossoms Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Cherry blossoms are known for their delicate pink color and sweet, elegant style. These earrings embody these qualities, thanks to the beautiful flower link at the center and the cherry quartz gemstone beads from Dakota Stones. Add these earrings to your looks and watch your style blossom!

Step one:
Coil a 4-6 inch length of the sterling silver 22 gauge half hard wire around a highlighter pen. Hold all of the wire together and then cut it in one place to make individual wire hoops.

Step two:
Make a simple loop on one end of one of the hoops you just made. For help creating simple loops, please see our Handy Tip. String 16 Dakota Stones cherry quartz 4mm round beads onto the wire and finish the hoop with another simple loop.

Step three:
Turn the loops on the hoop so that they are perpendicular to the loop on the link. The hoop will hang better this way. Open one of the simple loops and attach it to the side of the JBB 3 loop flower link. Do the same for the other end of the hoop on the other side of the link.

Step four:
Cut a length of open cable chain approximately 1 1/2 inches long or 24 links long. This should be short enough to hang within the hoop. Attach one end of the chain to the side of the flower link using a sterling silver 3.55mm open jump ring, to the inside of the hoop that’s already attached. Learn how to properly open and close jump rings with this Handy Tip Video. Attach the other end of the chain to the other side of the link, using a jump ring.

Step five:
Thread a cherry quartz bead onto the sterling silver earwire and attach it to the top of the link. Learn how to use straight earwires and finish them with simple loops with this Handy Tip.

Step six:
Repeat steps 2 through 5 to create the other earring.
Approximate Size: 2 Inches
Estimated Time: 30 Minutes
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108, qty )
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106, qty )
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131, qty )
List of Components:
JBB 3 Loop Flower Link (ISLX-0013, qty 2)
Dakota Stones Cherry Quartz 4mm Round Bead Strand (R0472, qty 1)
Open Cable Chain (925CH13, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Wire 22 Gauge Half Hard - Approx. 1/2 troy oz (SSWR22H25, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Earwire No Loop, Long Blank (SS-EAR23, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .140 inches (0.75 x 3.55mm) (SS-OJR30-B, qty 4)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Dakota Stones Amethyst 4mm Round Bead Strand (R0456)
Dakota Stones Prehinite 4mm Round Bead Strand (R0488)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Vintage Rose (5000-VRO4)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose Peach (5000-ROP4)
1318 Cable Chain (925CH30)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Dakota Stones Cherry Quartz 4mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0472
Strand Approx. 8 Inch, Length 4-4.5mm, Diameter 4-4.5mm 
1-34-78+
$7.38 $5.53$7.00 $5.25$6.63 $4.97
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH13
Link 2.5x2mm, 27 gauge 
1-34-78+
$4.96 $4.21$4.69 $3.98$4.43 $3.76
Qty>
Sterling Silver Wire 22 Gauge Half Hard - Approx. 1/2 troy oz (15ft)
Code: SSWR22H25
Gauge 22 
Sale Price: $20.69
Price: $22.99
Qty>
Sterling Silver Earwire No Loop, Long Blank (Pair)
Code: SS-EAR23
Height 24mm, 20 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$1.19 $0.97$1.09 $0.89$0.99 $0.81
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .140 inches (0.75 x 3.55mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-B
Diameter 3.5mm, 21 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19 $0.17$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15
Qty>

Alternate Components

Dakota Stones Amethyst 4mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0456
Strand Approx. 8 Inch, Length 4-4.5mm, Diameter 4.5-5mm 
1-34-78+
$10.05 $8.64$9.52 $8.18$9.02 $7.75
Qty>
Dakota Stones Prehnite 4mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0488
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm 
1-23-56+
$11.00 $9.24$10.42 $8.75$9.88 $8.29
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Vintage Rose
Code: 5000-VRO4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.29$0.32 $0.27$0.30 $0.26
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose Peach
Code: 5000-ROP4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.28$0.32 $0.26$0.30 $0.24
Qty>
1318 Sterling Silver Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH30
Link 2x2mm, 28 gauge 
1-34-78+
$4.81 $4.08$4.55 $3.86$4.30 $3.65
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.82
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.82
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.28
Price: $11.56
Qty>



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