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Retro Chic Chandelier Earrings

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Retro Chic Chandelier Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Vivid colors and geometric shapes give this simple chandelier design a kick.

Step one: Place one 5mm Swarovski Caribbean Blue Opal on each of two head pins. Attach the head pins to the outermost loops of a tiny teardrop chandelier using simple loops. For instructions on how to make a simple loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: On another headpin, string a 4mm Swarovski Caribbean Blue Opal cube bead. Then string the head pin through one side of a small simple square bead frame going from the inside of the frame out. On the same headpin, add a 6mm faceted bicone in Lime. Finish the head pin with a simple loop and set aside.

Step three: Make a chain by connecting four sterling silver jump rings. Attach one end of the chain to the center loop of the chandelier earring and the other end to the simple loop of the bicone/bead frame dangle.

Step four: Make another four link chain of jump rings, and attach it to the top loop of the chandelier. Attach the other end to the earwire.

Step five: Repeat steps one through four for the second earring.
Approximate size: 2 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools Used:
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
5mm Swarovski faceted bicone Caribbean Blue Opal (5301-CBOP5, qty 5)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Lime (5328-LIME6, qty 2)
4mm Swarovski crystal cube Caribbean Blue Opal (5601-CBOP4, qty 2)
Sterling silver small simple square bead frame (ISBF-0011, qty 2)
Sterling silver tiny teardrop chandelier (SS-CHAN11, qty 2)
Sterling silver French hook earwire with ball (SS-EAR03, qty 2)
Sterling silver head pin (SS-HP21, qty 6)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-B, qty 16)

Alternate Components:
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Fire Opal (5328-FIRE5)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Sunflower (5328-SUF6)
Sterling Small Spiral Chandelier (SS-CHAN13)
Swarovski 5601 4mm Faceted Cube Topaz AB (5601-TOAB4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Sterling Silver Small Simple Square Bead Frame
Code: ISBF-0011
Length 8.5mm, Width 8mm 
$2.24 $1.86$2.11 $1.75$1.99 $1.65
Sterling Tiny Teardrop Chandelier
Code: SS-CHAN11
Height 15mm, Width 7.5mm 
Sale Price: $3.33
Price: $3.78
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Ball (Pair)
Code: SS-EAR03
Height 25mm, Wire Gauge .75mm/21 gauge 
$2.01 $1.75$1.89 $1.65$1.78 $1.55
1-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP21
Length 1 inch, 22 Gauge 
$0.25 $0.22$0.22 $0.19$0.19 $0.16
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .140 inches (0.75 x 3.55mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-B
Diameter 3.5mm, 21 gauge 
$0.19 $0.16$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Fire Opal
Code: 5328-FIRE5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.19 $0.17$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Sunflower
Code: 5328-SUF6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.27 $0.24$0.25 $0.22$0.24 $0.21
Sterling Small Spiral Chandelier
Code: SS-CHAN13
Height 14mm, Width 9.5mm 
Sale Price: $1.87
Price: $2.13
Swarovski 5601 4mm Faceted Cube Topaz AB
Code: 5601-TOAB4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
$0.69 $0.59$0.65 $0.55$0.61 $0.52

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-506
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $24.15
Price: $26.99
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.11
Price: $7.99

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