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Long Teardrop Earrings

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Long Teardrop Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Long is in, and big is back! This long teardrop earring is just the thing for your teen or your mom this season! Add some sparkle to your evening wear or school clothes.

Step one: Wrap a flat teardrop pendant with a wire bail. For detailed instructions on how to make a wire bail for a pendant please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: Make two links with 5mm Swarovski faceted round fuchsia beads, and one with a 4mm faceted round crystal bead. To make the links simply cut a piece of sterling silver 22 gauge half hard wire to about one and a half inches. Put a single loop in one end, string the bead and finish with another single loop. For detailed instructions on how to make a single loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step three: Connect your links starting with the teardrop, then adding a fuchsia, crystal and fuchsia link with the final one connecting to a sterling silver earwire.

Step four: Repeat steps one through three to make your second earring.
Approximate size: 3.5 inches
Estimated Time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools Used:
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Sterling wire round 22 gauge half hard-approx 1oz (30.4ft) (SSWR22HH1)
List of Components:
Iridescent white flat teardrop pendant (TDP-WHOP, qty 2)
Sterling silver earwire (SS-EAR05, qty 2)
5mm Swarovski faceted round fuchsia (5000-FU5, qty 4)
4mm Swarovski faceted round crystal (5000-CRYS4, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal
Code: 5000-CRYS4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
$0.23 $0.20$0.21 $0.18$0.19 $0.16

Alternate Components

Flat Teardrop Pendant Ruby
Code: TDP-RU
Height 30mm, Width 18mm 
$1.03 $0.89$0.96 $0.83$0.90 $0.77

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
Sterling Silver Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (30ft)
Code: SSWR22HH1
22 Gauge, 30 Feet (Approx) 
Sale Price: $37.60
Price: $41.99

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