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Modern Filigree Earrings

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Modern Filigree Earrings Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

A perfect blend of modern and vintage is created in these lovely filigree earrings. The antique brass charm set off with bright red and white dangles creates a great evening look for warm nights.

Step one:
Glue an 18mm round glass cabochon in foiled Rosaline to the indented center of an antique brass art deco charm using E6000 glue. Allow it to dry. Attach one antique brass-plated earwire with ball and coil to the loop at the top of the charm using chain nose pliers.

Step two: Using the nipper tool, cut the Beadalon® satin copper wire into twelve 2 1/2 inch strands. Use a 2mm antique brass-plated crimp bead to close off one end of each strand using chain nose pliers. Simply thread the tube onto the end of the wire and clamp down with pliers. Trim any excess.

Step three:
Take one wire strand and string these beads in the following order: one Swarovski 4mm faceted bicone in Ruby, six TOHO™ bead rounds in crystal twilight and six TOHO™ bead rounds in silver-lined ruby. Attach this beaded strand to the left corner of the charm from step one with a crimp tube. For help with crimp tubes, see the handy tips section of the learning center. Repeat to complete a second strand, but this time start with a Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Sand Opal then six silver-lined ruby TOHO™ beads, then six crystal twilight TOHO™ beads. This will create a pattern opposite that of the first strand. Attach this strand to the right corner of the charm.

Step four:
Using a third strand, string one Sand Opal XILION bicone, then seven TOHO™ silver-lined ruby beads, then seven TOHO™ crystal twilight beads and attach to the charm just to the right of your first strand, allowing it to hang slightly lower. Create a fourth beaded strand by stringing one XILION bicone in Ruby, then seven TOHO™ crystal twilight beads and seven TOHO™ silver-lined ruby beads. Attach this fourth strand to the charm just to the left of your second strand, allowing it to hang slightly lower.

Step five:
Continue this process of creating opposite pairs and attaching the strands working toward the center of the earring.

Follow these patterns for the remaining strands: Strand 5-One XILION bicone in Ruby, eight TOHO™ crystal twilight, eight TOHO™ silver-lined ruby; Strand 6-One XILION bicone in Sand Opal, eight TOHO™ silver-lined ruby, eight TOHO™ crystal twilight; Strand 7-One XILION bicone in Sand Opal, nine TOHO™ ruby, nine TOHO™ crystal twilight; Strand 8-One XILION bicone in Ruby, nine TOHO™ crystal twilight, nine TOHO™ ruby; Strand 9-One XILION bicone in Ruby, ten TOHO™ crystal twilight, ten TOHO™ ruby;Strand 10-One XILION bicone Sand Opal, ten TOHO™ ruby, ten TOHO™ crystal twilight; Strand 11-One XILION bicone Sand Opal, eleven TOHO™ ruby, eleven TOHO™ crystal twilight; Strand 12-One XILION bicone Ruby, eleven TOHO™ crystal twilight, eleven TOHO™ ruby. Strands 5, 7, 9 and 11 will attach to the left side of the charm and strands 6, 8, 10 and 12 will attach to the right side. Strands 5 and 6 should hang symmetrically, 7 and 8 should be symmetrical to each other, and so on.

Step six:
Repeat the steps to create the second earring, reversing the color patterns.
Approximate size: 3 1/2 inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Beadalon® 7 .012 100FT - Satin Copper (B7SC-100F-012)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01)
List of Components:
Antique Brass Art Deco Charm (BBA-CH055, qty 2)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Ruby (5328-RU4, qty 12)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Ruby (TBRD11-25C, qty 1)
18mm Round Glass Cabochon - Foiled Rosaline (GCRD-FROS18, qty 2)
Antique Brass-Plated Earwire with Ball and Coil (BBA-EAR01, qty 2)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Crystal Twilight (TBRD11-Y871, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm Faceted Bicone Sand Opal (5328-SOP4, qty 12)
2mm Antique Brass-Plated Crimp Bead (BBA-CRM1, qty 48)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Art Deco Charm
Kabela Design Antique Brass Art Deco Charm
Code: BBA-CH055
Height 34mm, Width 33mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.12 $4.09$4.62 $3.69$4.17 $3.33
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Ruby
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Ruby
Code: 5328-RU4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Ruby
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Ruby
Code: TBRD11-25C
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29 $1.03$1.19 $0.95$1.09 $0.87
Qty>
18mm Round Glass Cabochon - Foiled Rosaline
18mm Round Glass Cabochon - Foiled Rosaline
Code: GCRD-FROS18
Length 18mm, Width 18mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.58$1.42$1.28
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Earwire with Ball and Coil
Antique Brass-Plated Earwire with Ball and Coil
Code: BBA-EAR01
Length 20mm, 3.5mm ball 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Crystal Twilight
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Crystal Twilight
Code: TBRD11-Y871
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$3.89 $3.11$3.59 $2.87$3.29 $2.63
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Sand Opal
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Sand Opal
Code: 5328-SOP4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
2mm Antique Brass-Plated Crimp Bead
2mm Antique Brass-Plated Crimp Bead
Code: BBA-CRM1
Length 1mm, Width 2mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.10$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08
Qty>

Alternate Components

18mm Round Paua Cabochon - Emerald
18mm Round Paua Cabochon - Emerald
Code: SCRO-EM18
Diameter 18mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.90$1.70$1.52
Qty>
18mm Round Glass Cabochon - Blue Opal
18mm Round Glass Cabochon - Blue Opal
Code: GCRD-OBLU18
Length 18mm, Width 18mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.56 $2.04$2.30 $1.84$2.08 $1.66
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 White Lined Light Sapphire
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 White Lined Light Sapphire
Code: TBRD11-933
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29 $1.03$1.19 $0.95$1.09 $0.87
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Air Blue Opal
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Air Blue Opal
Code: 5328-ABO4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Create Jewelry Crystals
Create Jewelry Crystals
Code: BOOK-132
Sale Price: $18.36
Price: $22.95
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Beadalon® 7 .012 100FT - Satin Copper
Beadalon® 7 .012 100FT - Satin Copper
Code: B7SC-100F-012
Diameter .012 inches, Length 100 feet 
1-12-34+
$7.59 $6.07$6.89 $5.51$6.19 $4.95
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
Qty>
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
1-56-1112+
$2.99 $2.39$2.79 $2.23$2.59 $2.07
Qty>



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