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A Touch of Envy Earrings

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A Touch of Envy Earrings Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Draw attention away from the prom queen with these large, sparkling earrings. Their cheerful palette will help light up the dance floor as you strut your stuff for a night to remember.

Step one:
Cut one piece of Beadalon® approximately 3 inches long and fold in half.
Step two: String the following pattern onto the strand:
  • one Swarovski XILION silver-plated 2-hole setting in Olivine
  • two 3.3mm stardust saucer beads
  • one Swarovski XILION silver-plated 2-hole setting in Jonquil
  • two stardust beads
  • one Olivine setting
  • two stardust beads
  • one Jonquil setting
Finish the pattern by threading both ends through a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube so they overlap and then crimping down with pliers. Cut the excess jewelry wire.

Step three:
Use 1-hour two-part epoxy to glue the first Olivine setting to a sterling silver 8mm glue-on earring post. Allow to dry, then add one clear rubber bullet clutch with comfort disc to the back of the post.

Step four:
Create a custom bezel setting for the Swarovski 30x20mm fancy pear in Crystal Luminous Green using the JBB white silver-plated gapped half circle bezel lace ribbon. Read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center on how to use ribbon bezels if you need more help. Use a bead stopper to hold the ribbon bezel in place at the top while you push the ribbon around the stone for a snug fit. Use a file to smooth the edges where you cut the ribbon.

Step five:
Cut approximately 8 inches of 24 gauge silver non-tarnish wire and wrap it just below your bail for a strong hold. Trim any excess wire. Then, attach one 0.90x3.90mm sterling silver open jump ring to this bail. Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open a jump ring.

Step six:
Connect the bottom Jonquil setting from Step two and the jump ring from Step five to one sterling silver small pendant bail. Simply open up the bail using pliers, insert both components and then close.

Repeat these steps to create the second earring.
Approximate size: 3 inches
Estimated time: Less than 2 hours (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
24 Gauge Silver Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire, 10 Yard Spool (AWR24SVR10)
Beadalon® 49 .013 10-Foot - Silver-Plated (B49SP-10F-013)
1-Hour Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-1)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack (BEADSTPR)
3PC 5 1/2-Inch Needle File Set Cut 2 (TOOL-0018)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver Small Pendant Bail (SS-BAIL01, qty 2)
Swarovski 4327 30x20mm Fancy Pear Crystal Luminous Green (4327-CLU30, qty 2)
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Jonquil (17704SH2-JON29, qty 4)
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Olivine (17704SH2-OLV29, qty 4)
Sterling Silver 8mm Glue-On Earring Post (EAR-0018, qty 2)
JBB White Silver-Plated Gapped Half Circle Bezel Lace (Ribbon Setting) 11" Coil (SP-RB008, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 3.90mm) (SS-OJR35-A, qty 2)
Clear Rubber Bullet Clutch with Comfort Disc (CLUTCH-03, qty 2)
3.3mm Stardust Saucer Bead (SS-SAU3-SD, qty 12)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 4327 40mm Fancy Pear Crystal (4327-CRY40)
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Crystal (17704SH2-CRY29)
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Sapphire (17704SH2-SAP29)
JBB White Silver-Plated Oval Bezel Lace (Ribbon Setting) 11" Coil (SP-RB007)
2mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (0.9mm Hole) (SS-RND2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Small Pendant Bail
Sterling Silver Small Pendant Bail
Code: SS-BAIL01
Height 6.0mm, Width 2.0mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.62 $0.49$0.56 $0.44$0.50 $0.40
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Swarovski 4327 30x20mm Fancy Pear Crystal Luminous Green
Swarovski 4327 30x20mm Fancy Pear Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 4327-CLU30
Length 30mm, Width 20mm, Total Height 7.5mm 
1-34-78+
$8.29 $6.63$7.49 $5.99$6.79 $5.43
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Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Jonquil
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Jonquil
Code: 17704SH2-JON29
Length 6.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 5.5-6mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.57 $0.45$0.51 $0.40$0.45 $0.36
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Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Olivine
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Olivine
Code: 17704SH2-OLV29
Length 6.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 5.5-6mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.50$0.45$0.40
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Sterling Silver 8mm Glue-On Earring Post
Sterling Silver 8mm Glue-On Earring Post
Code: EAR-0018
Glue Pad Diameter 8mm, Post Length 10.5mm, Wire Gauge 20 
1-910-1920+
$1.92 $1.53$1.74 $1.39$1.56 $1.24
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JBB White Silver-Plated Gapped Half Circle Bezel Lace (Ribbon Setting) 11-inch Coil
JBB White Silver-Plated Gapped Half Circle Bezel Lace (Ribbon Setting) 11-inch Coil
Code: SP-RB008
Length 11 Inches, Height 5mm 
1-34-78+
$7.39 $5.91$6.69 $5.35$5.89 $4.71
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .150 inches (0.90 x 3.90mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .150 inches (0.90 x 3.90mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-A
Diameter 3.9mm, 19 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.26 $0.20$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16
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Clear Rubber Bullet Clutch with Comfort Disc
Clear Rubber Bullet Clutch with Comfort Disc
Code: CLUTCH-03
Length 6mm, Width 11mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.05
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3.3mm Stardust Saucer Bead
3.3mm Stardust Saucer Bead
Code: SS-SAU3-SD
Length 2mm, Width 3.5mm, 0.9mm hole 
1-3940-7980+
$0.38 $0.30$0.34 $0.27$0.31 $0.24
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Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.12$0.14 $0.11$0.13 $0.10
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Alternate Components

Swarovski 4327 40mm Fancy Pear Crystal
Swarovski 4327 40mm Fancy Pear Crystal
Code: 4327-CRY40
Length 40mm, Width 27mm, Total Height 10mm 
1-23-56+
$11.99 $9.59$9.97 $7.97$8.97 $7.17
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Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Crystal
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Crystal
Code: 17704SH2-CRY29
Length 6.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 5.5-6mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.54 $0.43$0.49 $0.39$0.43 $0.34
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Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Sapphire
Swarovski 17704 SS29 XILION Silver-Plated Setting 2-Holes Sapphire
Code: 17704SH2-SAP29
Length 6.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 6mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.57 $0.45$0.51 $0.40$0.45 $0.36
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2mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (0.9mm Hole)
2mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (0.9mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND2
Length 2mm, Hole 0.9mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

24 Gauge Silver Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire, 10 Yard Spool
24 Gauge Silver Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire, 10 Yard Spool
Code: AWR24SVR10
24 gauge, 10 yards 
1-23-45+
$4.49 $3.59$4.19 $3.35$3.89 $3.11
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Beadalon® 49 .013 10-Foot - Silver-Plated
Beadalon® 49 .013 10-Foot - Silver-Plated
Code: B49SP-10F-013
Diameter .013 inches, Length 10 feet 
1-12-34+
$13.79$12.39$11.19
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1-Hour Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
1-Hour Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-1
28ml 
Sale Price: $4.49
Price: $5.62
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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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Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
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Nylon Jaw Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Sale Price: $13.59
Price: $16.99
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Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-56-1112+
$4.32 $3.45$3.92 $3.13$3.52 $2.81
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3PC 5 1/2-Inch Needle File Set Cut 2
3PC 5 1/2-Inch Needle File Set Cut 2
Code: TOOL-0018
Sale Price: $3.63
Price: $4.54
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