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Autumn Cascade Earrings

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Autumn Cascade Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Gold and bronze summons the fall season, whether you are ushering in autumn or simply look ravishing in warm neutral tones, these earrings will be a certain must have.

Step one: On 1½-inch gold-filled eye pins, make several links. Use the 6mm fire-polished earth tone mix and 4mm gold Swarovski pearls for your focal beads. Accent with 5mm and 3mm gold-filled rounds and 4mm vermeil daisy spacers. You do not need to follow our pattern exactly. These are very free form earrings. Our artist made 8 links of varying lengths for each earring, and one to connect the dangles to the earwire. Finish each link with a simple loop. For detailed instructions on how to make simple loops, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: Attach the links to one another to make 3 short strands (6 for two earrings). Make sure the lengths are all a bit different.

Step three: At the bottom of each strand, attach an antique gold pewter oak leaf charm using a gold-filled 14k open jump ring 4.30mm x .030mm.

Step four: Attach your links to the spacer bar. For the outside links, simply run a headpin through the bar and make a simple loop at the end. Attach your links to that loop. For the center, use and eye pin. On one end attach the links, then add a 3mm gold-filled round, bring it through the center hole, add another round, and make a simple loop.

Step five: To attach the links to the earwire, make another loop using a 6mm fire-polished bead surrounded by daisy spacers on an eye pin. Attach one end of the eye pin to the links, and make a simple loop in the other end to attach it to an open jump ring, which in turn, connects to the earwire.
Approximate size: 3¾ inches (from top of leverback)
Approximate cost for a pair: $43Alternative items: If you want to change the look of the links in the earrings, try the antique gold pip 3 hole link (GA-3072) or the gold almond 3 to 1 link (G-3067).

Tools Used:
Side cutter- semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components: (quantities reflect the items used in the picture; feel free to vary quantities) 3mm gold-filled round beads (GF-RND3, qty 14)
5mm gold-filled round beads (GF-RND5, qty 6)
4mm Swarovski pearl, gold (5810-GOLD4, qty 6)
Gold-filled 020 1.5-inch eye pin (GF-EP150-020, qty 18)
4mm antiqued gold vermeil daisy spacer (INDSY4-VA, qty 26)
6mm fire-polished earth tone mix (FP-MXEARTH6, qty 1 pack)
Gold-filled lever back earrings (GF-LVR1, qty 2)
Gold-filled 14k open jump ring 4.30mm x .030 (GF-OJR30-D, qty 8)
Antique gold-plated pewter oak leaf charm (GA-2174, qty 6)
Gold-filled 025 1.5-inch head pin (GF-HP150-025, qty 4)
Gold (pewter) almond 3-hole link (G-3066, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Gold-Filled 3mm Round Seamless with 1.0mm Hole (1/20 14K)
Code: GF-RND3
Length 3mm 
$0.27 $0.24$0.25 $0.22$0.23 $0.20
Gold-Filled 5mm Round Seamless with 1.4mm Hole (1/20 14K)
Code: GF-RND5
Length 5mm 
$0.86 $0.73$0.80 $0.68$0.75 $0.63
Swarovski 5810 4mm Crystal Pearl Gold
Code: 5810-GOLD4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.08
Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Eye Pin
Code: GF-EP150-020
Length 1.5 inches, 24 gauge 
$0.49 $0.41$0.44 $0.37$0.39 $0.33
4mm Antiqued Gold Vermeil Daisy Spacer
Sale Price: $0.25
Price: $0.29
Gold-Filled Plain Leverback (Pair)
Code: GF-LVR1
Height 15mm 
$4.88 $4.34$4.63 $4.12$4.39 $3.90
Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.030 x .170 inches (0.75 x 4.30mm)
Code: GF-OJR30-D
Diameter 4.3mm, 20 gauge 
$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.26$0.28 $0.24
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Oak Leaf Charm
Code: GA-2174
Height 10.5mm, Width 6mm 
$0.76 $0.63$0.71 $0.59$0.66 $0.54
Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Head Pin
Code: GF-HP150-025
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
$0.59 $0.50$0.54 $0.46$0.49 $0.42

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.79
Price: $7.67

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