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Papillon Earrings

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Papillon Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

The combination of gorgeous Swarovski crystals and edgy gunmetal components gives these dramatic earrings a fiery look. For a complete look, wear these earrings with their matching necklace. For free design instructions for the Papillon necklace, please click here.

Step one: Individually attach two Swarovski 4mm fire opal faceted rounds, one 6mm hyacinth faceted round and two 6mm fire opal faceted rounds to head pins and finish with simple loops. For help with simple loops click here. Then attach a jet faceted round to a head pin, followed by a 6mm sand opal crystal cube and finish the drop with a simple loop. Set these six drops aside.

Step two: Attach a 5mm gunmetal-plated open jump ring to the loop of the gunmetal-plated lever back earring. For more information on opening and closing jump rings, view this handy tip video.

Step three: Prepare approximately 2¾ inches (three links) of gunmetal-plated twist link chain. Attach the lever back to the center loop between the first and second link of the chain by slightly opening the jump ring. On the same chain loop, attach the 6mm and 4mm fire opal drops. Attach a hyacinth drop between the second and third links and at the end of the fourth link. On the opposite end of the chain (at the first link), attach the sand opal drop and the 4mm fire opal drop.

Step four: Repeat for the second earring.
Approximate size: 2¾ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5000 4mm faceted round fire opal (5000-FIRE4, qty 4)
Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round fire opal (5000-FIRE6, qty 4)
Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round hyacinth (5000-HY6, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 3mm faceted round jet (5000-JET3, qty 2)
Swarovski 5601 6mm crystal cube sand opal (5601-SOP6, qty 2)
Gunmetal-plated twist link chain (BGMCH04, qty 1)
1.5-inch gunmetal-plated 23 gauge head pin (BGM-HP15-24, qty 12)
5mm gunmetal-plated open jump ring (BGM-OJR04, qty 2)
Gunmetal-plated lever back earring (BGM-EAR02, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sunflower (5000-SUF4)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Siam (5000-SIALT6)
Swarovski 5601 6mm Crystal Cube Crystal Golden Shadow (5601-CGS6)
Gunmetal-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain (BGMCH31)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fire Opal
Code: 5000-FIRE4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Fire Opal
Code: 5000-FIRE6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
Qty>
5000 6mm Faceted Round Hyacinth
Code: 5000-HY6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Jet
Code: 5000-JET3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5601 6mm Faceted Cube Sand Opal
Code: 5601-SOP6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.13$1.03$0.93
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Twist Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BGMCH04
Link 15x1.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.90$3.61$3.34
Qty>
1.5-inch Gunmetal-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BGM-HP15-24
Length 1.5 inches, 23 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
5mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR04
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Lever-back Earring
Code: BGM-EAR02
Height 17.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.60$0.55$0.50
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sunflower
Code: 5000-SUF4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Siam
Code: 5000-SIALT6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5601 6mm Crystal Cube Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 5601-CGS6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.04$0.96$0.88
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BGMCH31
Link 6.5mm x 6.5mm, Gauge 18, Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 22 
1-23-56+
$13.55$12.63$11.77
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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