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Splendor on the Nile Earrings

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Splendor on the Nile Earrings Instructions
Designed by Tracy Gonzales for TierraCast

Beaded dangles pair beautifully with TierraCast chandelier components in these flashy earrings. You can use Swarovski crystal to achieve a glittering look, or try one of our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends for the perfect color palette. You can find more inspiration for making statement earrings with help from TierraCast items in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Blue Earrings


Step one:
String a TierraCast antique copper 3mm faceted spacer onto a TierraCast copper 2-inch 21 gauge head pin, followed by 15 seed beads from the Artbeads Sandy Beaches Designer Blend. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads and then attach the dangle to the first hole on the TierraCast antique copper ethnic fan link. Repeat this step and attach the dangle to the fifth hole on the link.

Step two:
String a spacer onto a head pin, followed by 15 seed beads. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads and then attach the dangle to the second hole on the fan link. Repeat this step twice, attaching one dangle to the fourth hole on the link and one to the third and center hole on the link.

Step three:
Open the loop of the TierraCast copper niobium with 3mm copper bead earwire and attach it to the hole at the top of the fan link. Close the loop.

Step four:
Repeat steps one through three to make the other earring.

Gold Earrings


Step one:
String a gold-filled 2mm round seamless bead onto a 2-inch satin Hamilton gold-plated 20 gauge head pin, followed by a TierraCast antique gold 3mm beaded heishi spacer, a Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Light Colorado Topaz, a round gold bead, a 3mm beaded spacer, a TierraCast antique gold 4mm beaded heishi spacer, a 3mm beaded spacer, a round gold bead, a bicone, a round gold bead, a 3mm beaded spacer, a bicone, and a round gold bead. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads and then attach the dangle to the first loop on the antique gold Bali-style chandelier. Repeat this step and attach the dangle to the fifth loop on the chandelier.

Step two:
String a gold round bead onto a head pin, followed by a 3mm beaded spacer, a 4mm beaded spacer, a bicone, a gold round bead, a 3mm beaded spacer, a 4mm beaded spacer, a 3mm beaded spacer, a gold round bead, a bicone, a gold round bead, a 3mm beaded spacer, a 4mm beaded spacer, a bicone, and a gold round bead. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads and then attach the dangle to the second loop on the chandelier. Repeat this step and attach the dangle to the fourth loop on the chandelier.

Step three:
String a gold round bead onto a head pin, followed by a 3mm beaded spacer, a 4mm beaded spacer, a Swarovski 6mm crystal cube in Crystal Golden Shadow, a 4mm beaded spacer, a 3mm beaded spacer, a gold round bead, a 3mm beaded spacer, a bicone, a gold round bead, a 3mm beaded spacer, a gold round bead, a bicone, a gold round bead, a 3mm beaded spacer, and a gold round bead. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads and then attach the dangle to the center loop on the chandelier.

Step four:
Add a gold round bead, a 3mm beaded spacer, a 4mm beaded spacer, a bicone, and a gold round bead to the straight end of a TierraCast earwire blank. Make a simple loop at the end of the beads, as seen in these instructions. Open the loop and attach it to the top of the chandelier. Close the loop.

Step five:
Repeat steps one through four to make the other earring.
Approximate Size: 2 1/2 To 3 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components:
TierraCast Antique Copper Ethnic Fan Link (CA-3013, qty 2)
TierraCast Copper Niobium with 3mm Copper Bead Earwire (NCO-5128-08, qty 1)
Artbeads Sandy Beaches Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads (ADB0326, qty 1)
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Head Pin (C-0028, qty 10)
TierraCast Antique Copper 3mm Faceted Spacer (CA-0422, qty 10)
TierraCast 14K/20 Rose Gold-Filled Earwire Blank (Pair) (RGO-7120, qty 1)
Antique Gold Bali-Style Chandelier (GA-3076, qty 2)
Gold-Filled 2mm Round Seamless w/ 1.0mm Hole (1/20 14K) (GF-RND2, qty 56)
TierraCast Antique Gold 4mm Beaded Heishi Spacer (GA-0408, qty 22)
TierraCast Antique Gold 3mm Beaded Heishi Spacer (GA-0418, qty 44)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Light Colorado Topaz (5328-LCT4, qty 30)
Swarovski 5601 6mm Crystal Cube Crystal Golden Shadow (5601-CGS6, qty 2)
2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin (FIND-0449, qty 10)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Ethnic Fan Link
Code: CA-3013
Length 15mm, Width 20mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.55 $1.36$1.46 $1.28$1.37 $1.20
Qty>
TierraCast Copper Niobium with 3mm Copper Bead Earwire (Pair)
Code: NCO-5128-08
Depth 8mm, Front Length 15mm, Back Length 21mm, Gauge 19 
1-78-1516+
$2.02 $1.79$1.90 $1.68$1.79 $1.59
Qty>
Artbeads Sandy Beaches Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0326
Sale Price: $4.33
Price: $4.99
Qty>
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Head Pin
Code: C-0028
Length 2 inches, 21 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.08
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 3mm Faceted Spacer
Code: CA-0422
Length 2mm, Diameter 3mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
TierraCast 14K/20 Rose Gold-Filled Earwire Blank (Pair)
Code: RGO-7120
Front Length 22.5mm, Back Length 21.5mm, Wire Gauge .91mm/19 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.91 $2.42$2.74 $2.28$2.59 $2.16
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Bali-Style Chandelier
Code: GA-3076
Length 22.5mm, Width 18.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.77 $1.46$1.66 $1.37$1.56 $1.29
Qty>
Gold-Filled 2mm Round Seamless with 1.0mm Hole (1/20 14K)
Code: GF-RND2
Length 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter 4mm Beaded Heishi Spacer
Code: GA-0408
Length 1mm, Diameter 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.16 $0.14$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter 3mm Beaded Heishi Spacer
Code: GA-0418
Length 1mm, Diameter 3mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5328-LCT4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5601 6mm Crystal Cube Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 5601-CGS6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.10 $0.95$1.03 $0.89$0.97 $0.84
Qty>
2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin
Code: FIND-0449
Length 51.5mm, Wire Gauge .812mm/20 gauge, Head 2.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15$0.15 $0.13
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.79
Price: $7.67
Qty>



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