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Gossamer Butterfly Earrings

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Gossamer Butterfly Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

When it comes to spring and summer earring designs, this pair has it all. The combination of pastel colors, whimsy and airiness makes these earrings the perfect accessory on a warm, sunny day.

Step One: On a 1 1/2-inch eye pin, string a 6mm fire-polished bead in metallic moss green, a Czech glass large bell flower in alexandrite and a 12mm Swarovski Artemis bead in crystal golden shadow. Finish with a simple loop. For help with simple loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Two: Use a sterling silver open jump ring to attach the eye pin to the French hook earwire with coil. Use another jump ring to attach the vermeil butterfly charm to the bottom of the eye pin.

Step Three: Repeat steps one and two to create the second earring.
Approximate size: 2 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Fire-polished bead 6mm metallic moss green (50pc pack) (FPS-MGR6, qty 1)
CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski 5540 12mm artemis bead crystal golden shadow (5540-CGS12, qty 2)
Czech glass bead large bellflower alexandrite (CR-FL174, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 4)
Vermeil butterfly charm (VER-CH0007, qty 2)
1 1/2-inch eye pin, 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-EP23, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Earwire with Gold-Filled Ball (SSG-EAR01, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5540 12mm Artemis Bead Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 5540-CGS12
Length 12mm, Diameter 9.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
$1.77 $1.52$1.63 $1.40$1.51 $1.29
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
$0.34 $0.30$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.24
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP23
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
$0.39 $0.30$0.34 $0.26$0.29 $0.22
Sterling Silver Earwire with Gold-Filled Ball (Pair)
Code: SSG-EAR01
Length 15mm (top to bottom) 
$1.59 $1.22$1.49 $1.14$1.39 $1.07

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5540 12mm Artemis Bead Crystal
Code: 5540-CRY12
Length 12mm, Diameter 9.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
$1.54 $1.37$1.42 $1.26$1.32 $1.17
Plain Earwire with Ball (Pair)
Code: SS-EAR08
Height 23mm 
$2.28 $1.98$2.11 $1.83$1.96 $1.70

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.05
Price: $7.57
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.05
Price: $7.57
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.12
Price: $11.26

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