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Ice Crystal Earrings

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Ice Crystal Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Feel the chill as you don these beautiful icy crystal earrings with sterling silver snowflake charms.

Step one: Cut a length of chain about 2½ inches long. Make five dangles by stringing a small Turkish heishi pewter spacer (also can use alternative spacer, see below) on a 1½ inch head pin, follow that with a 6mm Swarovski faceted round Crystal AB bead and another spacer.

Step two: Randomly space the crystals going down the chain. Attach them to the chain using the wrapped loop technique. For instructions on how to make a wrapped loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step three: At the bottom of the chain, attach a sterling silver snowflake charm using a sterling silver oval open jump ring. Attach the whole thing to a 6mm cubic zirconia earring post using another jump ring. Repeat steps one through three to complete the second earring. Alternative Components:
If you find we are out of one item for the design, don't worry, just substitute these great products.
6mm Swarovski faceted round crystal (5000-CRYS6)
5mm daisy spacer (INDSY50A)
Sterling silver chain 925CH5, 925CH14, or 925CH10
6mm princess cut CZ post earring (CZ-EAR6-DIA)
These suggestions should help you make these designs uniquely yours!
Approximate size: 3½ inches
Approximate cost for a pair: $41

Tools Used:
Side cutter- semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components:
6mm Swarovski faceted round crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB6, qty 10)
Silver antique small Turkish heishi spacer (SA-0425, qty 20)
Oval link sterling silver chain (925CH38, qty 1ft)
Sterling silver snowflake charm (CHARM343, qty 2)
6mm cubic zirconia post earring (CZ-EAR06, qty 2)
Sterling silver oval open jump ring (SS-OJR-OV1, qty 4)
1 ½ inch head pin, 24 gauge (SS-HP4X, qty 10)
Sterling silver earring back, extra heavy (STG-NUT-XHVY, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
$0.52 $0.39$0.49 $0.36$0.45 $0.33
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
Code: SA-0425
Diameter 5mm 
$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.21 $0.18
040 Oval Link Sterling Silver Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH38
Link 4x3mm, 25 gauge 
$5.38 $4.35$5.10 $4.13$4.83 $3.91
Sterling Silver Fluffy Snowflake Charm
Code: CHARM343
Height 15mm, Width 11.5mm 
$6.18 $4.20$5.85 $3.97$5.54 $3.76
6mm Cubic Zirconia Post Earring (Pair)
Code: CZ-EAR06
$9.14 $8.04$8.68 $7.63$8.24 $7.25
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 3.0 x 4.6mm, 21 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV1
.118x.180 (3.0x4.6mm), 21 gauge 
$0.21 $0.18$0.19 $0.16$0.18 $0.16
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
$0.25 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.19 $0.16
Sterling Silver Earring Back - Extra Heavy
Extra Heavy 
$0.52 $0.41$0.49 $0.38$0.45 $0.35

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67

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