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Neko Earrings

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Neko Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Add a touch of Asian flair with these Siamese cat and bamboo bead earrings. They are playful enough for everyday wear, yet the handmade glass beads give them a touch of sophistication.

Step one: On a gold-filled eye pin thread an antique gold 6mm twisted spacer, a purple 16x7mm glass bamboo bead, and another spacer. Finish with a simple loop. For help making simple loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.

Step two: Attach the loop to a 4mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. Attach the jump ring to a gold-filled earwire.

Step three: Attach an antique brass elegant cat charm to the bottom loop on the eye pin as a dangle.

Step four: Repeat the steps to make the other earring.
Approximate size: 2 1/2 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters, semi-flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Antique brass elegant cat charm (BBA-CH026, qty 2)
Purple 16x7mm glass bamboo bead (GBOO-PUR16, qty 2)
Antique gold 6mm twisted spacer (GA-5607, qty 4)
Gold-filled flat with coil earwire (GF-EAR01, qty 2)
Gold-filled 025 1.5-inch eye pin (GF-EP150-025, qty 2)
4mm antique brass-plated open jump ring (BBA-OJR04, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
16x7mm glass bamboo bead cranberry (GBOO-CNB16)
Ball end earwire (GF-EAR15)
Antique gold 6mm teke heishi spacer (GA-0415)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

16 x 7mm Glass Bamboo Bead - Purple
Code: GBOO-PUR16
Length 16-18mm, Width 7-9mm 
$2.58 $2.16$2.44 $2.04$2.30 $1.92
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter 6mm Twisted Spacer
Code: GA-5607
Width 6mm 
$0.67 $0.59$0.62 $0.54$0.58 $0.51
Gold-Filled 025 Earwire (Flat, Coil) (Pair)
Code: GF-EAR01
Height 18mm 
$1.49 $1.32$1.39 $1.23$1.29 $1.14
Gold-Filled 025 1.5-Inch Eye Pin
Code: GF-EP150-025
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
$0.84 $0.73$0.79 $0.69$0.74 $0.64
5mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05

Alternate Components

16 x 7mm Glass Bamboo Bead - Cranberry
Code: GBOO-CNB16
Length 16-18mm, Width 7-9mm 
$2.58 $2.18$2.44 $2.06$2.30 $1.94
14K/20 Gold-Filled Ball End Earwire (Pair)
Code: GF-EAR15
Length 19.5mm, Width 11mm 
$2.69 $2.38$2.54 $2.25$2.40 $2.12

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.79
Price: $7.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56

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