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One Step at a Time Earrings

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One Step at a Time Earrings Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

The 1-step looper from the BeadSmith makes it easy to create fascinating designs. Teri used it to connect dangles together in a unique way in this earring set. Learn how to make these earrings and discover how this tool can help you in your projects!

Step one:
String a Dakota Stones pyrite 4mm round bead onto a sterling silver 24 gauge 1.25-inch ball-end head pin. Use the BeadSmith 1-step lopper plier to create a simple loop at the top of the head pin. See our Handy Tip Video for more instruction on how to use this tool. String a Dakota Stones matte onyx 4mm round bead onto the head pin and add the pyrite dangle to the head pin. Create a simple loop at the top of this head pin.

Step two:
String a matte onyx bead onto a head pin and add the connected dangles from the previous step to the head pin. Create a simple loop at the top of this head pin. Keep stringing beads on head pins and add the connected dangles to each head pin as you go. Follow this pattern for adding beads to your head pins: pyrite bead, pyrite bead, matte onyx bead, matte onyx bead, pyrite bead, pyrite bead, matte onyx bead, matte onyx bead.

Step three:
Create a simple loop on your last head pin and attach the dangle to the ball end earwire. Repeat these steps to create the other earring.
Approximate Size: Two Inches
Estimated Time:Less Than One Hour
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith 1-Step Looper Plier (TOOL-0053)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver 1.25-inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge (SS-BHP07, qty 22)
Dakota Stones Pyrite 4mm Round Bead Strand (R0409, qty 1)
Dakota Stones Matte Onyx 4mm Round Bead Strand (R0363, qty 1)
Ball End Earwire (SS-EAR15, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Sterling Silver 1.5-inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge (SS-BHP08)
Dakota Stones Seraphinite 4mm Round Bead Strand (R0182)
Dakota Stones Smoky Quartz 4mm Round Bead Strand (R0567)
Sterling Silver Small C-Shaped Earwire (SS-EAR29)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver 1.25-inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge
Sterling Silver 1.25-inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge
Code: SS-BHP07
Length 1 1/4 inches, 24 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.48$0.42$0.38
Qty>
Dakota Stones Pyrite 4mm Round Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Pyrite 4mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0409
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm 
1-45-910+
$6.07$5.47$4.87
Qty>
Dakota Stones Matte Onyx 4mm Round Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Matte Onyx 4mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0363
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 4mm, Diameter 4.5mm 
1-45-910+
$6.07$5.47$4.87
Qty>
Ball End Earwire
Ball End Earwire
Code: SS-EAR15
Height 20mm, Width 11mm, Gauge 21 
1-1920-3940+
$0.89$0.81$0.73
Qty>

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver 1.5-inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge
Sterling Silver 1.5-inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge
Code: SS-BHP08
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.54$0.50$0.43
Qty>
Dakota Stones Seraphinite 4mm Round Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Seraphinite 4mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0182
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 4-4.5mm, Diameter 4-4.5mm 
1-23-56+
$15.99$13.99$12.99
Qty>
Dakota Stones Smoky Quartz 4mm Round Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Smoky Quartz 4mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0567
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 4-4.5mm, Diameter 4-4.5mm 
1-34-78+
$7.15$6.45$5.65
Qty>
Sterling Silver Small C-Shaped Earwire
Sterling Silver Small C-Shaped Earwire
Code: SS-EAR29
Height 14.5mm, Width 12mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.39$1.25$1.13
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The BeadSmith 1-Step Looper Plier
The BeadSmith 1-Step Looper Plier
Code: TOOL-0053
Sale Price: $22.40
Price: $29.87
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $26.99
Qty>



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