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.
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)
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)