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Taos Earrings

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Taos Earrings Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

These festive dangle earrings are the perfect addition to a hot outfit you can choose to rock in summer or winter. Like the lively New Mexico town, this design has a little something everyone will enjoy.

Step one:
Cut four strands of gray Fireline thread about a foot long.

Step two:
String one thread with an alternating pattern of TOHO™ bead rounds in shiny jet black and two matte milk white. String the remaining threads with a single color block—one with opaque dark sky blue, one with opaque sour apple and one with opaque-frosted dandelion.

Step three:
Fold each strand in half and loop the ends through one 1x2mm sterling silver crimp tube, then through one sterling silver medium closed jump ring then back through the crimp tube. Crimp flat with chain nose pliers.

Step four:
Connect the closed jump ring to one 2-inch silver-plated 20 gauge eye pin. Thread the pointed end of the eye pin through one JBB sterling silver large wavy cone.

Step five:
Attach the eye pin to one sterling silver plain lever-back earring by finishing it with a wrapped loop technique. Learn how to make a wrapped loop by reading our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.

Repeat these steps to create the second earring.
Approximate size: 4 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
The BeadSmith Smoke Gray Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test) (FL06SG50)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Sterling Lever-back Earring (Plain) (SS-LVR01, qty 2)
JBB Sterling Silver Large Wavy Cone (ISCN-0048, qty 2)
Crimp Tube, 1 x 2mm Sterling Silver (SS-CRM1, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Medium Closed Jump Ring (0.76x5mm) (SS-CJR-MD, qty 2)
2-inch Silver-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (SP-EP20-22, qty 2)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black (TBRD11-49, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 15/0 Matte Milk White (TBRD15-761, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Dark Sky Blue (TBRD11-43DF, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Sour Apple (TBRD11-44F, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Opaque-Frosted Dandelion (TBRD11-42F, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
925/10 Silver-Filled Leverback with Open Ring (EAR-0028)
Hill Tribe Silver Brushed Cone (HTS407)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Cherry (TBRD11-45AF)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Turquoise (TBRD11-55)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Dark Sapphire (TBRD11-8DF)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Peridot (TBRD11-7F)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Lever-Back Earring (Plain)
Code: SS-LVR01
Length 15mm (top to bottom) 
1-78-1516+
$1.80 $1.35$1.66 $1.24$1.53 $1.14
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Large Wavy Cone
Code: ISCN-0048
Length 22mm, Width 8mm 
1-34-78+
$7.26 $5.44$6.75 $5.06$6.28 $4.71
Qty>
Crimp Tube, 1 x 2mm Sterling Silver
Code: SS-CRM1
Length 1mm, Width 2mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Sterling Silver Medium Closed Jump Ring (0.76x5mm)
Code: SS-CJR-MD
Diameter 5mm, 21 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.37 $0.27$0.34 $0.25$0.31 $0.23
Qty>
2-inch Silver-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: SP-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black
Code: TBRD11-49
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.06$0.98$0.90
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Matte Milk White
Code: TBRD15-761
Size 15/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.64$2.44$2.25
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Dark Sky Blue
Code: TBRD11-43DF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28$1.18$1.08
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Sour Apple
Code: TBRD11-44F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28$1.18$1.08
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque-Frosted Dandelion
Code: TBRD11-42F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.44$1.32$1.22
Qty>

Alternate Components

925/10 Silver-Filled Leverback with Open Ring
Code: EAR-0028
FL 15.5mm, BKL 10.5mm, WG .644mm/22 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.89$1.75$1.61
Qty>
Hill Tribe Silver Brushed Cone
Code: HTS407
Length 29mm, Width 8mm 
1-23-56+
$9.29$8.39$7.59
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Cherry
Code: TBRD11-45AF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.44$1.32$1.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Turquoise
Code: TBRD11-55
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.12$1.03$0.95
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Dark Sapphire
Code: TBRD11-8DF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.09$1.00
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Peridot
Code: TBRD11-7F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.09$1.00
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The BeadSmith Smoke Gray Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test)
Code: FL06SG50
Diameter .008 inches, 50 yards 
Price: $9.29
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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