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Tiger of and Earring | Custom-designed Earring Project Kit

A Tiger of an Earring

by Angela Lees

Rich golden brown tiger eye with a bit of Swarovski crystal sparkle creates the perfect fall effect. You can almost hear the rustle of fall leaves when you see this unique earring kit finished. Niobium earwires add to the palate of earth tones and are hypoallergenic.

12 Swarovski crystal 4mm satin topaz bicones
2 antique copper color niobium earwires
2 antique gold color 3mm faceted spacer beads
2 tiger eye 12mm square beads
2 gold finish 5mm jumpring
12 base metal gold 1.5 inch thin headpins
2 base metal gold 2 inch thin headpins

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step 1
step 1
Slide one spacer bead and one tiger eye square bead on to a 2 inch headpin. With a simple wire twist, form a closed loop. Repeat for the second earring.

For how-to instructions, watch our wire twisted loop tutorial video.
step 2
step 2
Slide a 4mm crystal on to a 1.5 inch headpin. With a simple wire twist form a closed loop. repeat this using the remaining crystals.
step 3
step 3
Open a jumpring and slide six of the crystals on to the jumpring. Attach the jumpring to the loop you made over the square tiger eye bead. Repeat for the second earring.
step 4
step 4
Open the earwire loop to the side, slip the earring on and close the loop. Repeat for the second earring.

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