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Heart Chain Earrings

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Heart Chain Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

These delicate dangles are fun and flirty! Add brighter colors for more impact, or keep them soft for those warm spring looks.

Step one: Cut two lengths of three links each of the sterling silver heart chain. Attach one set of links to a French hook earwire by opening the loop on the earwire and sliding an end link in then closing the loop.

Step two: Cut a length of sterling silver half-hard 24 gauge wire to approximately 4 inches. Using the wrapped loop technique, attach one end of the wire to the heart dangle. For detailed instructions on how to make a wrapped loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. On the wire string a 3.5mm daisy spacer, a 5-6mm white freshwater button pearl, daisy spacer, 5mm peach Swarovski pearl, daisy spacer and another white pearl. Finish with a daisy spacer, and attach it to the other segment of chain using another wrapped loop.

Step three: On a 1½ inch head pin, string a daisy spacer, a 5mm Swarovski peach pearl, and another daisy spacer. Attach it to the bottom of the dangle with a wrapped loop.

Step four: Repeat steps one through three for the second earring. When you are done, slide a clear rubber earwire clutch onto the back of both earrings to ensure that the earrings don't slide out. To save money, use leftover bits of chain and pearls, or substitute individual Swarovski pearls for the freshwater, which are sold by the strand.
Approximate size: 3 inches

Tools Used:
Side cutter- semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components:
5-6mm white button pearls (P-WHT6, 1 strand - eight beads used in this project)
5mm 5810 Swarovski pearl peach (5810-PEACH5, qty 4)
Sterling silver heart chain (925CH40, qty 1 foot - 12 links used for this project)
3.5mm daisy spacer (INDSY35A, qty 12)
French hook earwire with ball (SS-EAR03, qty 2)
1 ½ inch head pin 24 gauge (SS-HP4X, qty 4)
Clear rubber earwire clutch (EWC20, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

6mm White Button Freshwater Pearl Strand
6mm White Button Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: P-WHT6
16 inch strand, 5.5-6mm beads 
1-23-56+
$16.99 $13.59$15.99 $12.79$13.99 $11.19
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Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Peach
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Peach
Code: 5810-PEACH5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07
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Indian Silver 3.5mm Daisy Spacer
Indian Silver 3.5mm Daisy Spacer
Code: INDSY35A
3.5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.38 $0.30$0.34 $0.27$0.31 $0.24
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French Hook Earwire with Ball
French Hook Earwire with Ball
Code: SS-EAR03
Height 25mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.11 $0.88$0.99 $0.79$0.89 $0.71
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1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.30 $0.21$0.27 $0.18$0.24 $0.16
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Clear Rubber Earwire Clutch
Clear Rubber Earwire Clutch
Code: EWC20
Length 3mm, Width 3.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.07$0.08 $0.05$0.06 $0.04
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $8.79
Price: $10.99
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Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
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Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
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