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Dream Catcher Earrings

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Dream Catcher Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

The sterling silver links and turquoise Swarovski crystals lend a Native American feel to these earrings.

Step one: On a sterling silver 1 1/2-inch head pin string a Swarovski 4mm faceted round turquoise crystal and a Czech glass hexagon crystal w/ Picasso bead. Finish with a simple loop. For help making a simple loop please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Attach it to the bottom loop on the sterling silver eclipse link.

Step two: On a sterling silver 1-inch head pin string a Swarovski 6mm faceted round turquoise crystal. Finish with a simple loop. Attach it to the top center hole above the circular opening of the silver link.

Step three: Attach the top loop of the link to a sterling silver ball end earwire.

Step four: Repeat the steps to make the second earring.
Approximate size: 2 ¼ inches
Estimated time: Under an hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Side cutters - semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components:
Sterling silver eclipse link with holes (ISLX-0069, qty 2)
Czech glass hexagon 15x8mm crystal w/ Picasso (CR-US008, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 4mm faceted round turquoise (5000-TQ4, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round turquoise (5000-TQ6, qty 2)
Ball end earwire .8mm (SS-EAR18, qty 2)
Sterling silver 1-inch head pin 24 gauge (SS-HP41, qty 2)
Sterling silver 1½-inch head pin 24 gauge (SS-HP4X, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Sterling Silver Eclipse Link with Holes
Code: ISLX-0069
Length 24.5mm, Width 18mm 
$5.23 $4.18$4.86 $3.88$4.52 $3.61
Czech Glass Bead Hexagon 15x8mm Crystal with Picasso
Code: CR-US008
Length 15mm, Width 8mm 
$0.38 $0.30$0.35 $0.28$0.32 $0.25
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Turquoise
Code: 5000-TQ4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
$0.33 $0.26$0.30 $0.24$0.27 $0.21
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Turquoise
Code: 5000-TQ6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
$0.48 $0.38$0.44 $0.35$0.40 $0.32
Sterling Silver Ball End Earwire .8mm
Code: SS-EAR18
Height 20mm, Width 11mm, Gauge 20 
$1.19 $0.95$1.09 $0.87$1.01 $0.80
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP41
Length 1 inch, 24 Gauge 
$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
$0.30 $0.24$0.28 $0.22$0.25 $0.20

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $8.59
Price: $10.74
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.71
Price: $7.14
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.71
Price: $7.14

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