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Bead Orbit Earrings

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Bead Orbit Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Demonstrate to Mom how she's the center of your universe with these quick and beautiful earrings. Using SilverSilk and a single large-hole bead you can create a lovely last-minute gift.

Step one:
Cut one piece of SilverSilk 3mm gold-plated copper knot over silver-plated brass bead chain approximately 3 inches long. Slide one Murano style glass 10x14mm gold and aqua roundel bead onto the strand. Then, insert each SilverSilk end into one SilverSilk 3mm gold-plated brass double strand end cap and clamp down with nylon jaw pliers to hold. Watch our SilverSilk video if you need help with this technique.

Step two:
Attach one gold-plated earwire with ball and coil to the top of the end cap using chain nose pliers to open and close the loop.

Repeat both steps to create the second earring.


Approximate size: 3¼ inches
Estimated time: Just Minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
List of Components:
SilverSilk 3mm Gold-Plated-Copper Knit over Silver-Plated Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0005, qty 1)
SilverSilk 3mm Gold-Plated Brass Double Strand End Cap (Sold by the Pair) (FIND-0746, qty 2)
Gold-Plated Earwire with Ball and Coil (GP-EAR01, qty 2)
Murano Style Glass 10x14mm Gold and Aqua Roundel Bead (4.7mm Hole) (BEAD-0143, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0003)
SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Brass Double Strand End Cap (Sold by the Pair) (FIND-0745)
Sterling Silver 5mm Ball Post Earring (STG-BALLEAR5)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 4mm Ball Post Earring (GF-BALLEAR4)
Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Slider 10mm (CZ-RND10)
8x12mm Emerald Crystal with Silver Grommet Roundel (4.5mm Hole) 8x12-12.5mm (SS-BRL19)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

SilverSilk 3mm Gold-Plated-Copper Knit over Silver-Plated Brass Bead Chain
Code: BTF-0005
Diameter 3mm 
1-45-910+
$4.18 $3.42$3.88 $3.18$3.60 $2.95
Qty>
SilverSilk 3mm Gold-Plated Brass Double Strand End Cap (Sold by the Pair)
Code: FIND-0746
Length With Bail/Loop 12mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-23-56+
$9.51 $8.27$8.86 $7.70$8.26 $7.18
Qty>
Gold-Plated Earwire with Ball and Coil
Code: GP-EAR01
Length 19mm, 3mm ball 
1-3940-7980+
$0.22 $0.18$0.20 $0.17$0.18 $0.15
Qty>
Murano Style Glass 10x14mm Gold and Aqua Roundel Bead (4.7mm Hole)
Code: BEAD-0143
Length 10.5-11mm, Diameter 14-14.5mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
1-23-56+
$8.55 $6.84$7.97 $6.37$7.43 $5.94
Qty>

Alternate Components

SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain
Code: BTF-0003
Diameter 3mm 
1-45-910+
$4.18 $3.55$3.88 $3.29$3.60 $3.06
Qty>
SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Brass Double Strand End Cap (Sold by the Pair)
Code: FIND-0745
Length With Bail/Loop 12.5mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size 2mm 
1-23-56+
$8.54 $7.42$7.96 $6.92$7.42 $6.45
Qty>
Sterling Silver 5mm Ball Post Earring
Code: STG-BALLEAR5
5mm Ball 
1-910-1920+
$1.48 $1.25$1.37 $1.16$1.26 $1.07
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 4mm Ball Post Earring
Code: GF-BALLEAR4
Height 4mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.07 $1.75$1.91 $1.62$1.77 $1.50
Qty>
Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Slider 10mm
Code: CZ-RND10
10mm 
1-23-56+
$13.92 $11.97$12.97 $11.15$12.09 $10.39
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.34
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Sale Price: $15.06
Price: $17.32
Qty>



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