Earrings with Accu-Flex® Beading Wire and Silver-Plated Brass Chain
Circles Unfold Earrings
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Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Earstud, silver-plated brass, 5mm ball post with loop (2 earstuds)
- Earnut, silver-plated stainless steel (2 earnuts)
- Crimp, silver-plated, 2.5x2mm round (24 crimp beads)
- Chain, silver-plated brass, 4.8x3.3mm cable
- Beading wire, Accu-Flex®, silver-plated, 49 strand, .024-inch
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, crimping
Using flush-cutters, cut the following:
Two 6-inch lengths of silver-plated Accu-Flex® beading wire
Two 5-inch lengths of silver-plated Accu-Flex® beading wire
Two 4-inch lengths of silver-plated Accu-Flex® beading wire
Two 3-inch lengths of silver-plated Accu-Flex® beading wire
Two 2-inch lengths of silver-plated Accu-Flex® beading wire
Two 1-inch lengths of silver-plated Accu-Flex® beading wire
Two 1-1/4 inch lengths of silver-plated silver-plated 4.8x3.3mm cable chain
String onto one 1-inch length of silver-plated beading wire one crimp tube, the first link on a 1-1/4 inch length of cable chain and one crimp tube. Pass the wire back through the first crimp, chain, and second crimp creating a loop. Position the first crimp at one end of the wire next to the link of chain leaving approximately 1/4-inch of wire past the crimp. Position the second crimp at the other end of the wire next to the link of chain. Using the crimping pliers, crimp the first crimp tube and then the second crimp to hold the loop of wire in place. Cut off any excess wire.
Repeat to attach the 2-inch length of beading wire to the second link of chain, the 3-inch length of beading wire to the third link of chain, the 4-inch length of beading wire to the fourth link of chain, the 5-inch length of beading wire to the fifth link of chain, and the 6-inch length of beading wire to the sixth link of chain.
Using one pair of chain-nose pliers and one pair of flat-nose pliers, open the loop on the earstud. Pass it through the loop on the last link on the chain. Close the loop.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create the second earring.
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