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Streaming Glory Earrings

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Streaming Glory Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

These fashionable earrings incorporate draping chain with a patriotic burst of color. Use them as a fun addition to your wardrobe during the 4th of July or modify the color scheme for a design that you can easily wear every day of the year.

Step one:
Cut the following chain into the lengths specified and set them aside:
  • Two 1 1/4-inch pieces of silver-plated double rollo chain
  • Two 1 1/2-inch pieces of silver-plated twisted curb chain
  • Two 1 1/2-inch pieces of double rollo chain
  • Two 1 3/8-inch pieces of double rollo chain
  • One 1 3/8-inch piece of silver-plated curb chain

Step two:
String a Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Sapphire onto a 1-inch 24 gauge head pin. Finish with a simple loop. Repeat with nine Sapphire rounds, nine Swarovski 4mm round pearls in White, five Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Light Siam and four Swarovski 5mm XILION bicones in Light Siam. When finished, you should have 28 beaded dangles.

Step three:
Add the following items in the order mentioned onto the 1 1/2-inch endless beading hoop:
  • String a 2.5mm round stardust bead with 1.1mm hole, Sapphire dangle, stardust bead, pearl dangle and one end of a 1 1/4-inch piece of silver-plated double rollo chain.
  • String a 4mm Light Siam dangle, stardust bead, Sapphire dangle, stardust bead, pearl dangle and one end of a 1 1/2-inch piece of silver-plated twisted curb chain.
  • String a 5mm Light Siam dangle, stardust bead, Sapphire dangle, stardust bead, pearl dangle and one end of a 1 1/2-inch piece of double rollo chain.
  • String a 4mm Light Siam dangle, stardust bead, Sapphire dangle, stardust bead, pearl dangle and one end of a 1 3/8-inch piece of double rollo chain.
  • String a 5mm Light Siam dangle, a stardust bead, Sapphire dangle, stardust bead, pearl dangle and one end of a 1 3/8-inch piece of silver-plated curb chain.

This is the center of the pattern. Continue the bead pattern and mirror the chain pattern to finish the other half of the hoop.

Step four:
Gather the free ends of the chains onto a 4.2mm sterling silver open jump ring. Close the jump ring.

Step five:
Create a 90 degree bend approximately 1/4-inch from the end of the beading hoop so that the wire is sticking straight up. Thread the end through the loop in the beading hoop and finish it with a small simple loop. Use a jump ring to attach the jump ring with chains to the simple loop. Attach a French hook earwire with 3mm stardust bead to the same simple loop. Repeat steps one through five to create the second earring.
Approximate size: 2 1/2 inches
Estimated time: Less than 2 hours
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Endless Beading Hoop 1-1/2 Inch (SS-ENDHP112, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.65 x 4.20mm) (SS-OJR25-F, qty 4)
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP41, qty 56)
Silver-Plated Curb Chain (SPCH11, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Double Rollo Chain (SPCH22, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Twisted Curb Chain (SPCH43, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Light Siam (5328-SIALT5, qty 8)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Light Siam (5328-SIALT4, qty 10)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl White (5810-WHITE4, qty 18)
2.5mm Round Stardust Bead with 1.1mm Hole (SS-RND25-SD, qty 42)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire (5000-SAP4, qty 20)
French Hook Earwire with 3mm Stardust Bead (SS-EAR34, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

French Hook Earwire with 3mm Stardust Bead
French Hook Earwire with 3mm Stardust Bead
Code: SS-EAR34
Height 21mm, Width 16.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.09 $0.94$0.99 $0.86$0.89 $0.77
Qty>
Endless Beading Hoop 1-1/2 Inch
Endless Beading Hoop 1-1/2 Inch
Code: SS-ENDHP112
Diameter 1.5 inches, 20 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.90 $1.71$1.72 $1.54$1.53 $1.37
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .165 inches (0.65 x 4.20mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .165 inches (0.65 x 4.20mm)
Code: SS-OJR25-F
Diameter 4.2mm, 22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.13 $0.11
Qty>
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP41
Length 1 inch, 24 Gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.19$0.20 $0.18$0.18 $0.16
Qty>
Silver-Plated Curb Chain
Silver-Plated Curb Chain
Code: SPCH11
Link 4x2mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.37 $1.21$1.23 $1.09$1.11 $0.98
Qty>
Silver-Plated Double Rollo Chain
Silver-Plated Double Rollo Chain
Code: SPCH22
Link 1.5x1.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.64 $1.45$1.47 $1.30$1.33 $1.18
Qty>
Silver-Plated Twisted Curb Chain
Silver-Plated Twisted Curb Chain
Code: SPCH43
Link 1.5mm x 2mm, Gauge 27 
1-1920-3940+
$1.23 $0.99$1.11 $0.89$0.99 $0.80
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Light Siam
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Light Siam
Code: 5328-SIALT5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.18$0.18 $0.16$0.15 $0.13
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Light Siam
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Light Siam
Code: 5328-SIALT4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl White
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl White
Code: 5810-WHITE4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
2.5mm Round Stardust Bead with 1.1mm Hole
2.5mm Round Stardust Bead with 1.1mm Hole
Code: SS-RND25-SD
Length 2.5mm, Width 2.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Code: 5000-SAP4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23
Qty>

Alternate Components

2.5mm Sterling Silver Round Mirror Bead
2.5mm Sterling Silver Round Mirror Bead
Code: SS-RND2-MI
Length 2.5mm, Hole 1.0mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.30 $0.25$0.27 $0.22$0.24 $0.20
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Twisted Curb Chain
Gunmetal-Plated Twisted Curb Chain
Code: BGMCH34
Link 1.5mm x 2mm, Gauge 27 
1-1920-3940+
$1.23 $0.84$1.11 $0.76$0.99 $0.68
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Double Rollo Chain
Gunmetal-Plated Double Rollo Chain
Code: BGMCH13
Link 1.5x1.5mm, 22 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.64 $1.45$1.47 $1.30$1.33 $1.18
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Curb Chain
Gunmetal-Plated Curb Chain
Code: BGMCH03
Link 4x2mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.37 $0.90$1.23 $0.81$1.11 $0.73
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.89
Price: $10.99
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Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.38
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.38
Price: $7.09
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