Earrings with Silver-Plated "Pewter" and Rhinestone Links and Czech Fire-Polished Glass Beads
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Esther, Lead Jewelry Designer, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Czech fire-polished glass, emerald green, 6mm faceted round (2 beads)
- Charm and link, silver-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy) and rhinestone, (2) 25x22mm double-sided open clover and (2) 20x19mm single-sided horseshoe with chatons, 1.5mm loop (2 links)
- Eyepin, silver-plated brass, 1-inch, 21 gauge (2 eyepins)
- Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 4mm round, 22 gauge (6 jumprings)
- Earwire, silver-finished stainless steel, flat fishhook with 3x2mm coil, 21 gauge (2 earwires)
- Chain, silver-finished brass, 2.2mm cable
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, round-nose
Using flush-cutters, cut four 1/2 inch lengths of silver-finished 2.2mm cable chain.
String onto one silver-plated 1-inch eyepin, one 6mm emerald glass faceted round bead. Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a 6mm emerald glass beading link.
Repeat to create a second 6mm emerald glass beading link.
Open one silver-plated 4mm round jumpring. Pass it through the first link on one 1/2 inch length of cable chain and one loop on the top of one silver-finished horseshoe link. Close the jumpring.
Repeat to attach a second 1/2 inch length of chain to the opposite loop on the silver-finished horseshoe link.
Open one silver-plated 4mm round jumpring and pass it through the last link on both 1/2 inch lengths of chain and one loop on a 6mm emerald glass beading link. Close the jumpring.
Open the opposite loop on the 6mm emerald glass beading link and pass it through the loop on one silver-finished fishhook earwire. Close the loop.
Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to create a second earring.
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