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¡Vive La Vida! Earrings

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¡Vive La Vida! Earrings Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

As you celebrate Mexican culture and heritage on Cinco de Mayo, why not celebrate with some style? These bright and beautiful dangle earrings take no time to make and will bring life to any outfit.

Step one:
Thread one sterling silver 1-inch 24 gauge head pin with one 4mm emerald matte druk bead and finish with a simple loop technique. Repeat this two more times.

Step two:
Thread three sterling silver ¾ inch 24 gauge eye pins with one 4mm ruby matte druk bead and three more eye pins with one 4mm opaque white druk bead. Finish them all with a simple loop technique. Connect one red eye pin and one white eye pin together to form a chain. Repeat two more times.

Step three:
Connect one head pin to the open loop on each white eye pin. Connect the open loop on each red eye pin to the three bottom loops of one silver-plated triangle scroll chandelier link with 3 hoops.

Step four:
Attach one French hook earwire with ball to the top of the link.

Repeat this process to create a second earring.
Approximate size: 2 ½ 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:
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP41, qty 6)
3/4-inch Eye Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP43, qty 12)
Druk Bead 4mm Ruby Matte (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-MA-RUB4, qty 1)
Druk Bead 4mm Opaque White (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-OWH4, qty 1)
Druk Bead 4mm Emerald Matte (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-MA-EMR4, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Triangle Scroll Chandelier Link with 3 Hoops (FIND-0536, qty 2)
French Hook Earwire with Ball (SS-EAR03, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Ruby (100pc Pack) (FPS-RUB4)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Opaque White (100pc Pack) (FPS-OWH4)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Emerald (100pc Pack) (FPS-EMR4)
Sterling Tiny Teardrop Chandelier (SS-CHAN11)
Sterling Silver Small C-Shaped Earwire (SS-EAR29)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP41
Length 1 inch, 24 Gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14$0.16 $0.12
Qty>
3/4-inch Eye Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
3/4-inch Eye Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP43
Length .75 inches, 24 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14$0.16 $0.12
Qty>
Druk Bead 4mm Ruby Matte (100pc Pack)
Druk Bead 4mm Ruby Matte (100pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-MA-RUB4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.92$1.72$1.56
Qty>
Druk Bead 4mm Opaque White (100pc Pack)
Druk Bead 4mm Opaque White (100pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-OWH4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.76 $1.40$1.58 $1.26$1.42 $1.13
Qty>
Druk Bead 4mm Emerald Matte (100pc Pack)
Druk Bead 4mm Emerald Matte (100pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-MA-EMR4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.88$1.68$1.52
Qty>
Silver-Plated Triangle Scroll Chandelier Link with 3 Hoops
Silver-Plated Triangle Scroll Chandelier Link with 3 Hoops
Code: FIND-0536
Length 21mm, Width 12.5mm, Depth 1.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.01 $0.80$0.91 $0.72$0.81 $0.64
Qty>
French Hook Earwire with Ball
French Hook Earwire with Ball
Code: SS-EAR03
Height 25mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.07 $0.85$0.95 $0.76$0.87 $0.69
Qty>

Alternate Components

Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Ruby (100pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Ruby (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-RUB4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.39 $2.71$3.09 $2.47$2.79 $2.23
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Opaque White (100pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Opaque White (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-OWH4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.19 $2.55$2.89 $2.31$2.64 $2.11
Qty>
Sterling Tiny Teardrop Chandelier
Sterling Tiny Teardrop Chandelier
Code: SS-CHAN11
Height 15mm, Width 7.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.92 $4.73$5.37 $4.29$4.82 $3.85
Qty>
Sterling Silver Small C-Shaped Earwire
Sterling Silver Small C-Shaped Earwire
Code: SS-EAR29
Height 14.5mm, Width 12mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.23 $0.98$1.11 $0.88$0.99 $0.79
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $8.55
Price: $10.69
Qty>



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