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Shade Garden Earrings

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Shade Garden Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

When your fashion forecast calls for partly-sunny, brighten it up with these fun dangle earrings! The warm yellow and blue pattern softened by brown and silver results in a thunderstorm of style.

Step one:
Mix a small amount of burgundy DeCoRé crafters clay and press it into the center of one JBB antique silver-plated pewter heart shaped picture frame. Read our Handy Tip to learn how to use epoxy clay.

Step two:
Press one Swarovski 8mm margarita bead in Crystal AB and three Swarovski 3mm XILION chatons in Blue Zircon into the clay. Let the clay cure.

Step three:
Thread the following pattern of components onto one 22 gauge sterling silver 1 1/2 inch eye pin:
  • one Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Jonquil
  • one TierraCast 5mm antique silver-plated pewter crown heishi spacer
  • one Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Indicolite
  • one spacer
  • one Jonquil bicone

Finish with a simple loop. Attach one end to a 0.90x4.60mm sterling silver open jump ring and the other end to one 0.90x5.95mm sterling silver open jump ring. Watch our Handy Tip video if you need help with jump rings.

Step four:
Connect the larger jump ring to the heart shaped picture frame and the smaller jump ring to one sterling silver earwire with gold-filled ball.

Repeat these steps to create a second earring.
Approximate size: 2 3/4 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus dry time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
DeCoRé Crafters Clay - Burgundy (SUP-0017)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Heart Shaped Picture Frame (PSA-PEND033, qty 2)
Swarovski 3700 8mm Margarita Bead Crystal AB (3700-CAB8, qty 2)
Swarovski 1028 PP24 XILION Chaton Blue Zircon (3mm) (1028-BLZ24PP, qty 6)
Sterling Silver Earwire with Gold-Filled Ball (SSG-EAR01, qty 2)
TierraCast5mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Crown Heishi Spacer (SA-0445, qty 4)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Jonquil (5328-JON4, qty 4)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Indicolite (5000-IND6, qty 2)
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP23, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 5.95mm) (SS-OJR35-D, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Heart Shaped Picture Frame
Code: PSA-PEND033
Height 25mm, Width 19mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.66$2.46$2.28
Qty>
Swarovski 3700 8mm Margarita Bead Crystal AB
Code: 3700-CAB8
Diameter 8mm, Total Height 3mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.62$0.57$0.52
Qty>
Swarovski 1028 PP24 XILION Chaton Blue Zircon (3mm)
Code: 1028-BLZ24PP
Diameter 3mm, Total Height 2.09mm, Bottom Height 1.8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
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>
TierraCast5mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Crown Heishi Spacer
Code: SA-0445
Length 2mm, Diameter5mm, Hole Gauge 18 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Jonquil
Code: 5328-JON4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Indicolite
Code: 5000-IND6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP23
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.51$0.46$0.42
Qty>
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>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-D
Diameter 5.9mm, 19 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.42$0.38$0.35
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 3700 8mm Margarita Bead Sun
Code: 3700-SUN8
Diameter 8mm, Total Height 3mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.54$0.50$0.45
Qty>
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Coil
Code: SS-EAR11
Height 18mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.59$0.54$0.49
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 5mm Beaded Spacer
Code: SA-5582
Length 3mm, Width 5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.36$0.33$0.30
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.50$0.45$0.41
Qty>
Swarovski 5301 4mm Faceted Bicone Sun
Code: 5301-SUN4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

DeCoRé Crafters Clay - Burgundy
Code: SUP-0017
Volume 20 grams 
Price: $9.19
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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