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Christmas Tree Earrings

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Christmas Tree Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The holidays are always in sight at! We can help you dress up for all of your holiday parties and events with these vibrant Christmas tree earrings.

Step one: On a 2 inch, 22 gauge, sterling silver eye pin, string a 3mm seamless round bead, followed by a silver Kenyan heishi orn spacer bead, a 6mm Swarovski siam crystal cube, another orn spacer, and another 3mm sterling round. Complete the link with a wrapped loop that attaches to the center loop of the antique silver empress link. For detailed instructions on how to make a wrapped loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: At the bottom of the link you just created, open the loop of the eye pin and attach the sterling silver Christmas tree charm.

Step three: For the outside loops, you will make identical dangles. Begin with a 1½ inch, sterling silver, 22 gauge head pin and string a silver Kenyan orn heishi spacer followed by a 6mm Swarovski faceted round emerald bead, and then another orn spacer. Attach the two links to the outside loops of the empress link with wrapped loops.

Step four: Finish the earring by opening the bottom of a French hook earwire with ball and coil and attaching the adorned empress link to it. Close the loop and repeat with the second earring.
Approximate size: 1 3/4 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Side cutter - semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components:
Sterling silver Christmas tree charm (CHARM143, qty 2)
Antique silver empress link (SA-3042, qty 2)
6mm Swarovski faceted round emerald bead (5000-EM6, qty 4)
6mm Swarovski crystal cube siam bead (5601-SIA6, qty 2)
Silver pewter Kenyan heishi orn spacer (RB-0405, qty 12)
3mm sterling silver seamless round bead (SS-RND3, qty 4)
French hook earwire with ball and coil (SS-EAR02, qty 2)
2 inch eye pin, 22 gauge, sterling silver (SS-EP22, qty 2)
1½ inch head pin, 24 gauge, sterling silver (SS-HP4X, qty 4)

Alternate Components:
Sterling Silver Scribble Christmas Tree Charm (CHARM842)
TierraCast5mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Crown Heishi Spacer (SA-0445)
French Hook Earwire with 3mm Stardust Bead (SS-EAR34)
Sterling Silver Earwire with Faceted Cubic Zirconia (SS-EAR-CZ)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Empress Link
Code: SA-3042
Length 14mm, Width 13mm 
$1.36 $1.16$1.28 $1.09$1.20 $1.02
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Emerald
Code: 5000-EM6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
$0.50 $0.44$0.47 $0.41$0.44 $0.38
Swarovski 5601 6mm Faceted Cube Siam
Code: 5601-SIA6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
$1.08 $0.94$1.01 $0.88$0.95 $0.82
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Kenyan Heishi Spacer
Code: RB-0405
Diameter 4mm 
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Sterling Silver 3mm Seamless Round Bead (1.5mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND3
Length 3mm, Hole 1.5mm 
$0.21 $0.18$0.20 $0.17$0.18 $0.16
2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP22
Length 2 inches, 22 gauge 
$0.39 $0.34$0.34 $0.30$0.29 $0.25
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
$0.25 $0.22$0.22 $0.19$0.19 $0.16

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver Scribble Christmas Tree Charm
Code: CHARM842
Height 18.5mm, Width 14.5mm 
$7.41 $6.33$7.02 $5.99$6.65 $5.68
TierraCast5mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Crown Heishi Spacer
Code: SA-0445
Length 2mm, Diameter5mm, Hole Gauge 18 gauge 
$0.22 $0.19$0.20 $0.17$0.19 $0.17
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with 3mm Stardust Bead (Pair)
Code: SS-EAR34
Height 21mm, Width 16.5mm 
$2.01 $1.73$1.89 $1.62$1.77 $1.52
Sterling Silver Earwire with Faceted Cubic Zirconia (Pair)
Height 16.5mm, Stone 4mm 
$7.75 $6.73$7.34 $6.37$6.96 $6.04

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.79
Price: $7.67

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