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Wired for Pearls Earrings

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Wired for Pearls Earrings Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Lustrous pearls and stunning silver stand out when paired with rose gold accents. These dangling earrings will allow you to try out your coiling skills while creating magnificent jewelry. Their neutral shine will work with any color palette! Learn how to make these earrings and you'll see how wire can become as much of a colorful accent as beads. See more of these earrings in this short video.

Step one:
Cut a six-inch length of the Artbeads Designer Wire, 24 gauge Rose Gold. Tightly coil the wire around the tapered top of the sterling silver pear-shaped link.

Step two:
Cut a three-inch length of wire. Coil one end around a side of the pear link, near the top of the link. String seven TOHO 8/0 bead round hybrids in Apollo onto the center of the wire. Coil the end of the wire around the other side of the pear link, so that the beaded section is within the link. Make sure the wire holding the beads has a slight curve to it.

Step three:
Cut a four-inch length of wire. Coil the end of the wire around one side of the link, below the first beaded strand of wire. String a TOHO onto the wire, followed by a 6mm white potato freshwater pearl, another TOHO, another pearl and a TOHO. Coil the end of the wire around the other side of the link.

Step four:
Cut a four-inch length of wire. Coil the end around one side of the link and string twelve TOHOs onto the wire. Coil the end around the other side of the link.

Step five:
Cut a four-inch length of wire. Coil the end of the wire around one side of the link. String on two TOHOs, followed by a pearl, a TOHO, a pearl, a TOHO, a pearl and two TOHOs. Coil the end around the other side of the link.

Step six:
Cut a five-inch length of wire. Coil the end around one side of the link and string 17 TOHOs onto the wire. Coil the end around the other side of the link.

Step seven:
Attach a sterling silver French hook earwire with ball and coil to the top of the link using two 925/10 silver-filled 7mm 18 gauge open jump rings linked together. For help with opening jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Repeat steps one through seven to create the other earring.
Approximate Size: 2 1/2 Inches
Estimated Time:One Hour
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver Pear Shaped Link (48x34mm) (SS-LX94, qty 2)
6mm White Potato Freshwater Pearl Strand (P-WHT1, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 8/0 Apollo (TBRD8-Y851, qty 1)
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Ball and Coil (SS-EAR09, qty 2)
925/10 Silver-Filled 7mm Open Jump Ring, 18 Gauge (FIND-0686, qty 4)
Artbeads Designer Wire - Rose Gold Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (36 ft. spool) (ADW0055, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Sterling Silver Kite Shaped Link (42x21mm) (SS-LX85)
3-3.5mm Ivory Potato Freshwater Pearl Strand (PEARL12)
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Coil (SS-EAR11)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Pear Shaped Link (48x34mm)
Code: SS-LX94
Length 48mm, Width 34mm, 18 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.12 $3.29$3.82 $3.05$3.55 $2.84
Qty>
6mm White Potato Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: P-WHT1
16 inch strand, 6-6.5mm beads 
Sale Price: $18.80
Price: $23.51
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 8/0 Apollo
Code: TBRD8-Y851
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.42 $2.73$3.16 $2.52$2.93 $2.34
Qty>
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Ball and Coil
Code: SS-EAR09
Height 25mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.26 $1.00$1.16 $0.92$1.07 $0.85
Qty>
925/10 Silver-Filled 7mm Open Jump Ring, 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-0686
DIA 7mm, OD 5mm, WG 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.30 $0.24$0.27 $0.21$0.25 $0.20
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Wire - Rose Gold Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (36 ft. spool)
Code: ADW0055
24 gauge, 36 feet 
Sale Price: $3.99
Price: $4.99
Qty>

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver Kite Shaped Link (42x21mm)
Code: SS-LX85
Length 42mm, Width 21mm, 18 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.24 $2.59$3.00 $2.40$2.79 $2.23
Qty>
3-3.5mm Ivory Potato Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: PEARL12
Strand Approx. 15 Inch, Length 2.5-3.5mm, Width 3-3.5mm 
Sale Price: $10.21
Price: $12.77
Qty>
Sterling Silver French Hook Earwire with Coil
Code: SS-EAR11
Height 18mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.59 $0.47$0.54 $0.43$0.49 $0.39
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $20.13
Price: $25.17
Qty>
German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $25.52
Price: $31.91
Qty>



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