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Black Velvet Earrings

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Black Velvet Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Look like a million bucks at your next night out without breaking the bank with these simple yet stylish earrings. The black and white color pattern paired with subtle touches of sparkle is perfect for completing flirty cocktail attire.

Step one:
Thread one Swarovksi 14mm BeCharmed helix bead in Jet onto a sterling silver 3.8x15.4mm bead bar. Attach the bead bar to one sterling silver open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, watch our Handy Tip video in the Learning Center.

Step two:
Connect the jump ring to one end of a 1 1/2-inch piece of 11.5mm silver-plated cuplink chain in Jet, and close the jump ring.

Step three:
Thread one Swarovski 8mm chessboard bead in Crystal AB onto a 1-inch 20 gauge eye pin. Create a simple loop with the open end of the eye pin, giving you a link. Connect one loop to the open end of the cuplink chain and the other loop to one sterling silver 6mm white crystals ball post earring with ring. Add an earring back of your choice.

Repeat this process for a second earring.
Approximate size: 3 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver 3.8x15.4mm Bead Bar (FIND-0043, qty 2)
Swarovski 5920 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead Jet (5920-JET14, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 6mm White Crystals Ball Post Earring with Ring (EAR-0002, qty 2)
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Jet (90005-RJET, qty 1)
Swarovski 5005 8mm Chessboard Bead Crystal AB (5005-CAB8, qty 2)
Sterling Earring Clutch (STG-CLUTCH, qty 2)
1-inch Eye Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP01, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver 3.8x15.4mm Bead Bar
Sterling Silver 3.8x15.4mm Bead Bar
Code: FIND-0043
Length with Bail/Loop 16mm, Bar Length 10mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$4.24$3.84$3.44
Qty>
Swarovski 5920 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead Jet
Swarovski 5920 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead Jet
Code: 5920-JET14
Length 9mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
Sale Price: $6.92
Price: $9.89
Qty>
Sterling Silver 6mm White Crystals Ball Post Earring with Ring
Sterling Silver 6mm White Crystals Ball Post Earring with Ring
Code: EAR-0002
Ball Diameter 6mm, Wire Gauge 21 gauge, Hole Size 1.3mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.47$4.92$4.42
Qty>
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Jet by the Foot
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Jet by the Foot
Code: 90005-RJET
Link 11.5x7mm 
1-23-56+
$11.99$9.87$8.97
Qty>
Swarovski 5005 8mm Chessboard Bead Crystal AB
Swarovski 5005 8mm Chessboard Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5005-CAB8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.37$1.23$1.11
Qty>
Sterling Earring Clutch
Sterling Earring Clutch
Code: STG-CLUTCH
Length 5.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.95$0.85$0.76
Qty>
1-inch Eye Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1-inch Eye Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP01
Length 1 inch, 20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.48$0.43$0.39
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.54$0.50$0.43
Qty>

Alternate Components

14x7mm Silver, Black and Gold Glass Bead with Grommets
14x7mm Silver, Black and Gold Glass Bead with Grommets
Code: MRG-050
Length 7-8mm, Width 14mm 
1-23-56+
$7.99$7.19$6.49
Qty>
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Crystal by the Foot
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Crystal by the Foot
Code: 90005-RCRY
Link 11.5x7mm 
1-23-56+
$9.79$8.89$7.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5005 8mm Chessboard Bead Jet
Swarovski 5005 8mm Chessboard Bead Jet
Code: 5005-JET8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.35$1.21$1.09
Qty>
Sterling Silver Stardust 6mm Ball Post Earring
Sterling Silver Stardust 6mm Ball Post Earring
Code: STG-BALLEAR6-SD
6mm Ball 
1-56-1112+
$2.76$2.50$2.24
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.09
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Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>



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