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)