Introduction: Day & Night Tassel Earrings

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Ingredients for Daytime Tassel Earrings:
- 2 antique silver Pretty Points bead caps
- 2 silver plated round beads, 8 mm
- 36 inches of gunmetal Most Excellent Cable chain, cut into 6-2.5 inch sections and 10-2 inch sections
- 6 inches of tarnish resistant gunmetal wire, 20 gauge
- 2 Simple Ear Loops

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Ingredients for NIghttime Tassel Earrings:
- 2 turquoise Swarovski crystal rhinestone balls
- 2 antique gold Basketweave Bead Caps
- 4 inches of Green Swarovski crystal chain, 2.5 mm size, cut into 2-2 inch lengths
- 2 antique brass Crimp On ends, 2.5 mm
- 21 inches of antique brass Krinkle Chain, cut into 8-1.5 inch sections and 4-2 inch sections
- 4 inches of tarnish resistant silver plated wire, 20 gauge
- 2 antique brass Simple Ear Loops

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Tools needed for both pairs:
- Chain nose pliers
- Round nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- Ruler


Step 1: Daytime: Wire Wrap Chain

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Cut wire into two 3 inch pieces. Set one section aside and using your round nose pliers, make a u-shaped bend in the end of the other section about ½ inch from the end. Thread chain pieces onto the wire in this order; 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 2 inch. Wrap the end of the wire to secure the chain pieces.

Step 2: Daytime: Attach Bead Cap and Ear Wire

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Thread the long end of the wire through a bead cap and then through a round bead. Using your round nose pliers create a 'messy wrap' by looping the wire around the pliers and then loosely wrapping the wire around the base of the loop, overlapping and layering the wire. Tuck in any loose wire ends. Using your chain nose pliers open the loop on the bottom of the ear wire to attach the tassel to the ear wire.

Step 3: Daytime: Repeat

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Repeat to make second earring.

Step 4: Nighttime: Attach Ends to Crystal Chain

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Fit the end of one section of Swarovski crystal chain into a crimp on end. Using your chain nose pliers fold down the prongs to hold the chain securely. Repeat with other crystal chain section.

Step 5: Nighttime: Thread Wire Through the Chain

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Cut wire into two 2 inch pieces. Set one piece aside and using your round nose pliers, make a u-shaped bend in the end of the other piece about ½ inch from the end. Thread chain pieces onto the wire in this order; 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 2 inch, 1.5 inch, 1.5 inch, 1.5 inch. Add a crystal chain section. Wrap the end of the wire to secure the chain pieces.

Step 6: Nighttime: Thread Through Bead Cap and Attach to Ear Wire

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Thread the long end of the wire through a bead cap and then through a rhinestone bead. Fold the wire over and trim to ½ inch. Using your round nose pliers loop the wire. Using your chain nose pliers open the loop and attach the tassel to the ear wire. Close securely.

Step 7: Nighttime: Repeat

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Repeat to create other earring.

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