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Phancy Pheasant Earrings

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Phancy Pheasant Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Feathers are a hot trend right now, and you can make your own professional fashionable jewelry at home by following these simple steps! Play with colors by using any number of different feathers. This twist on the traditional dangle earring is sure to catch everyone's eye.

Step one:
Choose a feather you would like to use; these can be purchased at craft stores or fishing supply locations. We chose pheasant feathers. Apply a small amount of E6000 glue onto the quill of the feather and place it inside one JBB 2mm sterling silver end cap ring. Clamp down with chain nose pliers for a strong hold. For help using an end cap, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two:
Using side cutters, cut the silver-plated 3-strand and 3 link chain into two equal pieces approximately 2.5 inches long. Make sure one end is the large oval link and the other end is the smaller round link.

Step three:
Attach one 4.6mm sterling silver open jump ring to the large oval end of each chain and to the end cap ring. For help using jump rings, visit our Handy Tips video. Connect the jump ring attached to the end cap to the center loop of the JBB silver-plated pewter 3-strand multi-strand fancy end piece. Connect your other two jump rings to the remaining loops on either side of the feather.

Step four:
Connect a sterling silver earwire with gold-filled ball to the top loop of the end piece using chain nose pliers. Repeat this process for the other earring.
Approximate size: 5 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
(plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver Earwire with Gold-Filled Ball (SSG-EAR01, qty 2)
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter 3-Strand Multi-Strand Fancy End Piece (PS-MSEND010, qty 2)
JBB 2mm Sterling Silver End Cap Ring (SS-ENDCAP07, qty 2)
Silver-Plated 3 Strand + 3 Link Chain (SPCH21, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring -(0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 6)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Gunmetal-Plated 3 Strand + 3 Link Chain (BGMCH12)
TierraCast® Black Finish Pewter Empire Link (BKO-3034)
TierraCast® Niobium Earwire with Bronze Coil (NB-5128)
JBB 2mm Antique Sterling Silver Fancy End Cap Ring (SSA-ENDCAP07)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Earwire with Gold-Filled Ball
Sterling Silver Earwire with Gold-Filled Ball
Code: SSG-EAR01
Length 15mm (top to bottom) 
1-910-1920+
$1.09$1.00$0.92
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter 3-Strand Multi-Strand Fancy End Piece
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter 3-Strand Multi-Strand Fancy End Piece
Code: PS-MSEND010
Length 9.5mm, Width 23mm 
Price: $0.86
Qty>
JBB 2mm Sterling Silver Crimp End Cap with Loop
JBB 2mm Sterling Silver Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: SS-ENDCAP07
Length 9mm, Width 4mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.52$1.40$1.29
Qty>
Silver-Plated 3 Strand + 3 Link Chain
Silver-Plated 3 Strand + 3 Link Chain
Code: SPCH21
Links 9x6mm, 5x4mm, 4x2mm, 2.5x2mm 
1-45-910+
$4.59$4.26$3.95
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>

Alternate Components

Gunmetal-Plated 3 Strand + 3 Link Chain
Gunmetal-Plated 3 Strand + 3 Link Chain
Code: BGMCH12
Links 9x6mm, 5x4mm, 4x2mm, 2.5x2mm 
1-45-910+
$4.59$4.26$3.95
Qty>
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Empire Link
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Empire Link
Code: BKO-3034
Length 15mm, Width 17mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.26$1.16$1.07
Qty>
TierraCast Niobium Earwire with Bronze Coil
TierraCast Niobium Earwire with Bronze Coil
Code: NB-5128
Height 23mm 
1-910-2930+
$1.02$0.94$0.86
Qty>
JBB 2mm Antique Sterling Silver Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop
JBB 2mm Antique Sterling Silver Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: SSA-ENDCAP07
Length 9mm, Width 4mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.82$1.67$1.54
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Price: $2.99
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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