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Survivor Awareness Ribbon Earrings

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Survivor Awareness Ribbon Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Show the world that you are a survivor or support someone who is with these wonderful earrings! You can make them with beads of your cause's color; the colors in this design are just a suggestion.

Step one: Cut a piece of Soft Flex jewelry wire to approximately six inches. Put a Bead Stopper on one end of the wire. String sixteen 4mm Toho cube rainbow crystal lined light Capri beads. Add a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube to the beads. Run the other end of the wire in the opposite direction through the crimp tube. Pull the wires tight and crimp. For instructions on how to use crimp beads, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Trim the excess wire.

Step two: Attach a sterling silver awareness ribbon charm to the larger of the sterling silver jump rings. Attach the smaller jump ring to the first ring, slide the crimp tube portion of the bead loop into the open jump ring and follow with the earwire. Make sure the front of the earwire and the front of the charm are facing in the same direction. Close the jump ring. When you hold the earring up by the earwire, your earring should hang correctly.

Step three: Repeat steps one and two for a second earring.
Approximate size: Two inches
Estimated time: Less than one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
German chain nose pliers (TOOL-500)
Soft Flex .019 medium 30ft clear (silver satin) (SF19-30CL)
List of Components:
Sterling silver awareness ribbon charm (CHARM369, qty 2)
Sterling silver French hook earwire with small heart (SS-EAR12, qty 2)
4mm Toho bead cube rainbow crystal lined light Capri (TBCB4-263, qty 1 pack)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR40-E, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2)
2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Small Heart (Pair)
Code: SS-EAR12
Height 22mm 
$4.11 $3.24$3.89 $3.07$3.68 $2.90
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
$0.55 $0.43$0.52 $0.41$0.48 $0.37
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
$0.33 $0.29$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.24
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Sterling Silver Awareness Ribbon Charm
Code: CHARM369
Height 14.5mm, Width 10mm 
$2.83 $2.23$2.67 $2.10$2.48 $1.95

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-500
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $19.57
Price: $21.99
Soft Flex .019 Medium 30FT Clear (Silver Satin)
Code: SF19-30CL
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $14.90
Price: $16.75

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