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Classic Charm

Swarovski Crystal Classic Cut Charm 10mm Amethyst

Amethyst Glow

Transparent Amethyst Luster Matubo GemDuo

All of a Flutter

Swarovski Crystal 8mm Amethyst F Flat Backs

The image of the earrings shows how you can get a slightly different look if you thread your magatama beads on in the different directions. Keep this in mind as you add your beads.

STEP 1. Unclip the wire from the drop frame, thread the following beads onto the frame: 1x Long Magatama, 1x 4mm Pearl 1x Long Magatama , 1x 4mm Pearl, 1x Long Magatama , 1x 4mm Pearl

STEP 2. Take your Swarovski Artemis Bead and thread it onto a headpin. Trim the pin to 1cm above the bead. Bend to a 90 degree angle above the bead and turn a loop.

STEP 3. Thread this loop onto your earring frame.

STEP 4. Repeat the pattern of beads from step 1, in the opposite direction so that either side of the loop matches. Make sure to keep threading your magatama beads on in the same direction.

STEP 5. Repeat the pattern of beads from step 1, in the opposite direction so that either side of the loop matches.

STEP 6. Finally, re-clip your earring frame together to hold the beads in place. Open the loop on your earwire and attach this to the loop at the top of your frame. Close it securely and repeat all the steps to make your second earring.

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