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 Earrings with Sterling Silver Chain Tassels and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 

Earrings with Sterling Silver Chain Tassels and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Step 1
Using flush-cutters, cut thirty 4-inch lengths of sterling silver add-a-bead chain.
Step 2
Using flush-cutters cut one 4-inch length of smoke FireLine® thread.
Step 3
String onto the FireLine the center link of a 4-inch length of chain. Repeat to attach the center link of fourteen additional 4-inch lengths of chain.
Step 4
Pass both ends of the FireLine through separate holes in the 3.5x3mm Magic Finding™ crimp tube. Insert a Magic Finding omega insert into the top of the Magic Finding crimp bead. Using the Magic Finding crimping pliers, crimp the crimp tube into a round. Using flush-cutters, trim the excess FireLine from the short end.
Step 5
String onto an eyepin, one sterling silver 3mm round bead, one Swarovski crystal astral pink 8mm rondelle crystal and one sterling silver 3mm round bead. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, finish the straight end of the wire with a simple loop creating a beading link.
Step 6
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open a loop on one end of the beading link. Pass it though the loop on an earwire. Close the loop. Repeat to attach the opposite loop on the beading link to the loop on the Magic Finding omega insert on the tassel.
Step 7
Repeat Steps 2 - 6 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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