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Jonas Flower Earrings

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Jonas Flower Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

These long, dangling earrings have a playful look created by combining lustrous purple beads with sparkling red Swarovski crystals. Although these earrings represent flowers, they aren't just for summer. The rich colors in this design allow you to wear them all year! Try creating these lovely earrings for a beginning beaders' party or for a quick project for yourself.

Step one: Thread one Swarovski 5000 4mm faceted round Hyacinth bead and one Czech glass purple luster whale tail (with the pointed end up) onto a 1 1/2-inch sterling silver 22 gauge head pin to create a link. Finish the wire with a wrapped loop. For help on creating a wrapped loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Set aside.

Step two: Create another link with the same pattern as the link in step two, but use a 1 1/2-inch sterling silver 22 gauge eye pin as the base instead of the head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat.

Step three: Attach the first link you created to the eye of the second link, the second link to the third.

Step four: Finish the earring by attaching the wrapped loop to the loop on a .8mm ball end earwire. Repeat steps one through four to create the second earring.
Approximate size: 2 1/2 inches
Estimated time: 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:
Czech glass purple luster whale tail (CR-WT001, qty 6)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 4mm faceted round hyacinth (5000-HY4, qty 6)
Ball end earwire .8mm (SS-EAR18, qty 2)
1 1/2-inch head pin, 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP2X, qty 2)
1 1/2-inch eye pin, 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-EP23, qty 4)

Alternate Components:
Czech Glass Blue Silk Picasso Whale Tail (CR-WT003)
Czech Glass Fuchsia and White Whale Tail (CR-WT002)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sunflower (5000-SUF4)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Cyclamen Opal (5000-CYO4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Ball End Earwire .8mm (Pair)
Code: SS-EAR18
Height 20mm, Width 11mm, Gauge 20 
$2.11 $1.77$1.99 $1.67$1.88 $1.57
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 22 Gauge 
$0.39 $0.30$0.34 $0.26$0.29 $0.22
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

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Cyclamen Opal
Code: 5000-CYO4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
$0.34 $0.25$0.32 $0.24$0.30 $0.22

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56

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