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Gem Burst Earrings

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Gem Burst Earrings Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

With sparkling jewel tones shooting out from the center, these earrings make a delightful addition to any outfit. All you need are some of your favorite crystal beads and some lovely silver components!

Step one:
Cut four pieces of half-hard, 20 gauge sterling silver wire approximately 3 inches long. Using a steel bench block and 4oz ball pein hammer, flatten one end of each wire to keep the beads from falling off.

Step two:
Thread a different colored Swarovski 4mm faceted round onto each wire so the bead rests above the flattened end.

Step three:
Create a wrapped loop opposite of the flattened end of each wire.

Step four:
Attach two of the wrapped loop ends to one 0.75x4.6mm sterling silver open jump ring. Next, attach one JBB sterling silver leaf pendant and then the remaining two wrapped loop wire ends. Connect this jump ring to one 0.75x3.55mm sterling silver open jump ring, and then thread this jump ring onto one plain interchangeable leverback. Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open and close a jump ring.

Repeat these steps to create a second earring.
Approximate size: 2 3/4 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft) (SSWR20HH1)
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Steel Bench Block (BLOCK01)
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10 Inch Wood Handle (TOOL-0011)
List of Components:
Plain Interchangeable Lever Back (SS-LVR04, qty 2)
JBB Sterling Silver Leaf Pendant (SS-PEND052, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 3.55mm) (SS-OJR30-B, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR30-E, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire (5000-SAP4, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Siam (5000-SIALT4, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green (5000-FGN4, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sunflower (5000-SUF4, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Plain Interchangeable Lever-back
Plain Interchangeable Lever-back
Code: SS-LVR04
Length 16mm (top to bottom) 
1-910-1920+
$1.79 $1.43$1.64 $1.31$1.49 $1.19
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JBB Sterling Silver Leaf Pendant
JBB Sterling Silver Leaf Pendant
Code: SS-PEND052
Height 35mm, Width 11mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.24 $3.39$3.79 $3.03$3.44 $2.75
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .140 inches (0.75 x 3.55mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .140 inches (0.75 x 3.55mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-B
Diameter 3.5mm, 21 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18 $0.14$0.16 $0.12$0.14 $0.11
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-E
Diameter 4.6mm, 21 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.20$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16
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Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Code: 5000-SAP4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23$0.26 $0.20
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Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Siam
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Siam
Code: 5000-SIALT4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23$0.26 $0.20
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Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code: 5000-FGN4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23$0.26 $0.20
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Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sunflower
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sunflower
Code: 5000-SUF4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23$0.26 $0.20
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Alternate Components

Hill Tribe Silver Lily Pendant
Hill Tribe Silver Lily Pendant
Code: HTS047
Approx. Height 29.5mm, Width 11mm 
1-23-56+
$10.99 $8.79$9.39 $7.51$8.49 $6.79
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Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Coil
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Coil
Code: SS-EAR11
Height 18mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.59 $0.47$0.54 $0.43$0.49 $0.39
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Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Sunflower
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Sunflower
Code: 5328-SUF5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14$0.15 $0.12
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Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Light Siam
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Light Siam
Code: 5328-SIALT5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14$0.15 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Fern Green
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Fern Green
Code: 5328-FGN5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14$0.15 $0.12
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Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Light Sapphire
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Light Sapphire
Code: 5328-SAPLT5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14$0.15 $0.12
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft)
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft)
Code: SSWR20HH1
20 Gauge, 19 Feet (Approx) 
Sale Price: $31.04
Price: $38.80
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Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
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Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $8.79
Price: $10.99
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The BeadSmith Steel Bench Block
The BeadSmith Steel Bench Block
Code: BLOCK01
Length 2.5 inches, Width 2.5 inches, Depth .75 inches 
Sale Price: $15.99
Price: $19.99
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Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle
Code: TOOL-0011
Sale Price: $3.97
Price: $4.97
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