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Star Spangled Earrings

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Star Spangled Earrings Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Light up like a firework in the twilight's last gleaming with these dramatic dangling earrings. With a patriotic color scheme these are perfect for completing an Independence Day outfit.

Step one:
Cut the 040 oval link sterling silver chain into one 3 ½ inch long piece. Attach three of the smaller sterling silver star charms to their own 925/10 silver-filled 5mm open jump ring. Attach one star charm approximately 1 ½ inches up the chain and one charm to each end of the chain. Watch our Handy Tip video on how to use a jump ring for more help.

Step two:
Thread one 11x22mm variegated red, white and blue crystal teardrop bead onto one 2-inch silver-plated 20 gauge eye pin. Create a simple loop at the top of the eye pin and connect it to one sterling silver plain lever back earring and close.

Step three:
Measure 2 inches up the chain and attach this loop to the on the eye pin. Attach one large sterling silver star charm and close the loop.

Repeat these steps to create a second earring.
Approximate size: 4 1/4 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)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
11x22mm Variegated Red, White and Blue Crystal Teardrop Bead (BEAD-1946, qty 2)
040 Oval Link Sterling Silver Chain (925CH38, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Star Charm (CHARM246, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Star Charm (CHARM361, qty 6)
Sterling Lever Back Earring (Plain) (SS-LVR01, qty 2)
2-inch Silver-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (SP-EP20-22, qty 2)
925/10 Silver-Filled 5mm Open Jump Ring, 20 Gauge (FIND-0703, qty 6)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

11x22mm Variegated Red, White and Blue Crystal Teardrop Pavé Bead
Code: BEAD-1946
Length 22-23mm, Diameter 11mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
Price: $12.23
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040 Oval Link Sterling Silver Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH38
Link 4x3mm, 25 gauge 
1-34-78+
$5.58$5.19$4.82
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Sterling Silver Star Charm
Code: CHARM246
Height 15.5mm, Width 12.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.50$3.25$3.01
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Sterling Silver Star Charm
Code: CHARM361
Height 9mm, Width 6mm 
1-45-910+
$4.25$3.95$3.66
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Sterling Lever-Back Earring (Plain)
Code: SS-LVR01
Length 15mm (top to bottom) 
1-56-1112+
$1.80$1.66$1.53
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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
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925/10 Silver-Filled 5mm Open Jump Ring, 20 Gauge
Code: FIND-0703
DIA 5mm, OD 3.5mm, WG .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
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Alternate Components

Plain Interchangeable Lever-back
Code: SS-LVR04
Length 16mm (top to bottom) 
1-56-1112+
$1.83$1.69$1.56
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14K/20 Gold-Filled 1512 Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: GFCH07
Link 3.1x2.2mm, 26 gauge 
1-34-78+
$7.47$6.95$6.46
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
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Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
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