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Dinner Then Dancing Earrings

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Dinner Then Dancing Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Sweet, chic style sets these earrings apart. Each set displays dramatic sparkle and romantic details. As the name implies, they're perfect for dinner, dancing and everything in between! Learn how to make these earrings and wear them for any kind of special occasion.

Black Bow Earrings


Step one:
Fill the Nunn Design gold-plated pewter mini ornate circle bezel earring post with black epoxy clay. Make sure the epoxy clay creates a dome shape within the bezel. For more tips for using epoxy clay, see our Handy Tip.

Step two:
Cover the surface of the epoxy clay with the Swarovski XILION rose enhanced Jet flatbacks in sizes SS5, SS7 and SS9. Allow the epoxy clay to cure.

Step three:
Make a small bow out of the WireLace 6mm ribbon in black. Stitch through the center of the bow with some thread to prevent the bow from coming undone. The ends of WireLace might unravel. To prevent this, create a hem at the ends of the bow. Fold over the ends of the bow tails and dab the folded edge with Gem-Tac. Allow to dry and trim any excess WireLace.

Step four:
Cut a three-inch length of the 14K/20 gold-filled round wire. Attach the Swarovski 14mm XILION Jet heart pendant to the end of the wire by creating a wrapped loop. See our Wrapped Loop Handy Tip for more instruction. Attach the other end of the wire to the earring by creating a simple loop. Sew your WireLace bow to the wrapped section of the wire above the heart pendant. Repeat steps one through four to create the other earring.

Siam Earrings


Step one:
Fill the Nunn Design gold-plated pewter mini ornate circle bezel earring post with ruby epoxy clay. Make sure the epoxy clay creates a dome shape within the bezel. Cover the surface with Swarovski XILION rose enhanced Siam flatbacks in sizes SS5, SS9 and SS12 and allow the epoxy clay to cure.

Step two:
Thread a Swarovski 3mm Siam faceted round onto a gold-filled 2-inch head pin, followed by a Nunn Design antique gold-plated pewter faceted elongated teardrop bead and a Swarovski 4mm Siam faceted round. Attach this dangle to the earring by creating a wrapped loop. Repeat steps one and two to create the other earring.
Approximate Size: 1 3/4 Inches
Estimated Time:1-2 Hours, Not Including Dry Time
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Crystal Clay Black Epoxy Clay Kit (SUP-0043)
14K/20 Gold-Filled Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF-HARD (gfwr22hh2)
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)
Nymo D Bobbin Black (NYD-BLK)
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Crystal Clay Ruby Epoxy Clay Kit (SUP-0050)
Crystal Katana Rhinestone-Crystal Pick Up Tool (TOOL-0070)
List of Components:
Nunn Design Gold-Plated Pewter Mini Ornate Circle Bezel Earring Post (EAR-0120, qty 4)
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet (2058-JET5, qty 24)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet (2058-JET7, qty 48)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet (2058-JET9, qty 2)
Swarovski 6228 14mm XILION Heart Pendant - Jet (6228-JET14, qty 2)
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Black, 1 Yd (STRNG-0215, qty 1)
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Siam (2058-SIA5, qty 12)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Siam (2058-SIA9, qty 24)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Siam (2058-SIA12, qty 14)
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Faceted Elongated Teardrop Bead (BEAD-3172, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Siam (5000-SIA3, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Siam (5000-SIA4, qty 2)
Gold-Filled 2-Inch Head Pin (GF-HP200-020, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Nunn Design Gold-Plated Pewter Mini Circle Bezel Earring Post (EAR-0117)
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Black Diamond (2058-BKD5)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Black Diamond (2058-BKD9)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Black Diamond (2058-BKD12)
Swarovski 6202 14mm Faceted Heart Pendant Black Diamond (6202-BKD14)
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Titanium, 1 Yd (STRNG-0242)
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Siam (2058-SIALT5)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Siam (2058-LSM9)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Siam (2058-LSM12)
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Faceted Teardrop Bead (BEAD-2006)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Siam (5000-SIALT4)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Light Siam (5000-SIALT3)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Nunn Design Gold-Plated Pewter Mini Ornate Circle Bezel Earring Post
Code: EAR-0120
Diameter 19.5mm, Wire Gauge .81mm/20 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.87$3.59$3.33
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Code: 2058-JET5
Diameter 1.7-1.9mm, Total Height .75mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Code: 2058-JET7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Code: 2058-JET9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 6228 14mm XILION Heart Pendant - Jet
Code: 6228-JET14
L 14mm, W 14mm, HS 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.44$1.33$1.22
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Black, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0215
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$4.72 $4.01$4.39 $3.73$4.08 $3.46
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Siam
Code: 2058-SIA5
Diameter 1.7-1.9mm, Total Height .75mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Siam
Code: 2058-SIA9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Siam
Code: 2058-SIA12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Faceted Elongated Teardrop Bead
Code: BEAD-3172
Length 12mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.25$2.08$1.92
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Siam
Code: 5000-SIA3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Siam
Code: 5000-SIA4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Gold-Filled 2-Inch Head Pin
Code: GF-HP200-020
Length 2 inches, 24 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.60$0.55$0.51
Qty>

Alternate Components

Nunn Design Gold-Plated Pewter Mini Circle Bezel Earring Post
Code: EAR-0117
Diameter 14.5mm, Wire Gauge .81mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.70$2.50$2.31
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Black Diamond
Code: 2058-BKD5
Diameter 1.7-1.9mm, Total Height .75mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Black Diamond
Code: 2058-BKD9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Black Diamond
Code: 2058-BKD12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 6202 14mm Faceted Heart Pendant Black Diamond
Code: 6202-BKD14
Height 14.5mm, Width 14mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.44$1.33$1.22
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Titanium, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0242
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-23-56+
$7.67 $6.51$7.14 $6.06$6.66 $5.66
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Siam
Code: 2058-SIALT5
Diameter 1.7-1.9mm, Total Height .75mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Siam
Code: 2058-LSM9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Siam
Code: 2058-LSM12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Faceted Teardrop Bead
Code: BEAD-2006
Length 14mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
Sale Price: $2.35
Price: $3.37
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Siam
Code: 5000-SIALT4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Light Siam
Code: 5000-SIALT3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Crystal Clay Black Epoxy Clay Kit
Code: SUP-0043
Volume 50 gr. 
1-12-34+
$15.49$14.46$13.51
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF-HARD Approx. 1/2 Troy Oz.
Code: GFWR22HH2
1/2 troy oz, 22 gauge, Approx. 17 feet 
Sale Price: $36.08
Price: $42.45
Qty>
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 3.7 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
1-23-56+
$14.35$13.37$12.46
Qty>
Nymo D Bobbin Black
Code: NYD-BLK
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.56
Price: $1.84
Qty>
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-10
Length 1 inch, Size 11 
1-56-1112+
$2.39$2.21$2.04
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Crystal Clay Ruby Epoxy Clay Kit
Code: SUP-0050
Volume 50 gr. 
Sale Price: $4.64
Price: $15.49
Qty>
Crystal Katana Rhinestone-Crystal Pick Up Tool
Code: TOOL-0070
Price: $26.89
Qty>



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