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One Strand Wonderland 3 Earrings

Designed by Cynthia Kimura

These earrings are just one of many designs you can create with one strand of Dakota Stones gemstones! Gemstone beads make fabulous accents to sparkling crystal, bright silver and so much more. Learn how to make these earrings and then dream up more designs for an entire strand of gemstones! Check out the Beads, Baubles and Jewels segment featuring Katie Hacker to see more of these earrings.

Step one:
String a Swarovski 9.6mm teardrop in Crystal AB onto a 2-inch 22 gauge sterling silver head pin. Create a wrapped loop at the top of the head pin. For more help with wrapped loops, see our Wrapped Loop Handy Tip. Instead of trimming the end of the head pin, wrap it around the top of the teardrop bead. Repeat this step to create another dangle.

Step two:
Cut a length of sterling silver 22 gauge round wire approximately two inches long. Make a simple loop at the end. See our Simple Loop Handy Tip for more instruction on this technique. Attach one of the dangles you made in step one to the simple loop using a sterling silver 6.10mm open jump ring. Learn the proper way to open and close a jump ring with this Handy Tip Video. String an Indian silver 6mm daisy spacer onto the wire, followed by a Dakota Stones blue apatite 10x20mm double-drilled rectangle bead. Repeat this step, making sure to string your next piece of wire through the second stringing hole of the same apatite bead.

Step three:
Create a loop with your two wires at the top of the rectangle bead. You can use the same techniques featured in this Handy Tip for creating your loop. Attach a French hook earwire with ball to the loop using a jump ring. Repeat steps one through three to create the other earring.

List of Components:
Dakota Stones Blue Apatite 10x20mm Double Drilled Rectangle Bead Strand (R0199, qty 1)
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Crystal AB (5500-CRYSAB9x6, qty 4)
Indian Silver 6mm Daisy Spacer (INDSY60A, qty 4)
French Hook Earwire with Ball (SS-EAR03, qty 2)
2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP22, qty 4)
Sterling Silver Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (30ft) (SSWR22HH1, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 6)


Swarovski 5500 9 x 6mm Teardrop Crystal AB
Code: 5500-CRYSAB9X6
Length 9mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
Indian Silver 6mm Daisy Spacer
Code: INDSY60A
Price: $0.59
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Ball (Pair)
Code: SS-EAR03
Height 25mm, Wire Gauge .75mm/21 gauge 
2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP22
Length 2 inches, 22 Gauge 
Sterling Silver Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (30ft)
Code: SSWR22HH1
22 Gauge, 30 Feet (Approx) 
Price: $41.99
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 

Other Gemstone Options

Use these double-drilled gemstone beads from Dakota Stones in this design to create fun new color palettes.
Dakota Stones Dumortierite 10 x 20mm Double Drilled Bead Strand
Code: R0387
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 10-10.5mm, Width 20-21mm 


Tronex Chain-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-613
Price: $56.92
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-612
Price: $56.92
Tronex Taper Razor Flush Cutters Full Relief with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-609
Price: $80.11
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99

One Strand Wonderland Kit, Featuring One Strand Wonderland 3 Earrings Components

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