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Silver Pod Necklace and Earrings

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

When I first saw this Silver bead - I just fell in love with it. It's a study in contrasts: smooth and sharp, curvy and straight, flat and oval - and reminded me of some exotic seed. I thought it was a strong enough design element to stand alone - all it needed was the right chain!

String the silver bead on a decorative headpin and add a spacer bead. Make a wrapped loop at the top, and REMEMBER TO ADD THE BAIL before closing and finishing the loop.

Put the bail on the SilverSilk Capture BEFORE adding the ends - you won't be able to get it on after. ;-)

These new caps are the perfect complement for the Silversilk Capture - just the right size and sleekness.

To attach the Silversilk Capture to the clasp, take about 8 inches of fairly thin wire, and thread it through the knitted wire, across the inside of the knitted wire tube, and out the other side. Then fold the wire in half, and thread on the cap. A dab of glue at the end to prevent the knitted wire from unraveling adds extra security.

Make a wrapped loop in the wire, after the cap - treat the two wires as one and just make a loop and wrap. Add jumprings and the clasp.

The matching earrings are a headpin, large bead cap, a smaller version of the silver bead, and a wrapped loop onto a fine chain. The chain is attached to earring studs.

          
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Components
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74701016 Artistic Wire - 28 gauge Round Wire - Silver Plated (Tarnish Resistant) (Spool)

(2 pieces - 6-8 inches long, or similar.)

Price: $ 6.50
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s30591 Findings - Bail - Celtic Mask Bail - Antiqued Silver

(this bail would work equally well)

Price: $ 0.50
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Qty: 1 s30118 Findings - Bails - Carved Classic - Sterling (1)Price: $ 9.99
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s10477 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 16 mm Lobster Claw - SterlingPrice: $ 4.18
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Qty: 1 96002798 Headpins - 2 in / 20 ga Bali Style - Collar and Balls - Sterling

(Any decorative headpin with a large end, and at least 2 inches long, 3 is better.)

Price: $ 2.10
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Qty: 2 96002807 Headpins - 2 in / 24 ga Headpin - Sterling (25)

(or similar, for the earrings.)

Price: $ 9.05
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Qty: 2 s20027 Metal Bead Cap - Claw Leaves - Sterling

(for the earrings. I liked these because they can be bent to fit the bead)

Price: $ 2.40
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Qty: 2 s30580 Metal Bead Cap - 9 mm Bullet Cap - Sterling SilverPrice: $ 7.15
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s30491 Silver Silk - Knitted Wire - Capture - Urban (1 foot)

(I used 18 inches - adjust to your preferred length.)

Price: $ 5.40
per
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Qty: 2 s27418 Sterling Bead Cap - 9 mm Spiky Cactus Flower - Sterling

(For the earrings - these would look good as an alternate.)

Price: $ 1.70
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Qty: 2 s30122 Sterling Beads - 15 mm Origami Seeds - Bright Sterling (1)

(for earrings)

Price: $ 13.55
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Qty: 1 s30123 Sterling Beads - 24 mm Origami Seeds - Bright Sterling (1)Price: $ 29.95
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bs018 Sterling Chain - Round Flat Link - Bright Sterling (Inch)

(for the earrings - alternate chain choice.)

Price: $ 0.60
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s19999 Sterling Chain - 2.3 x 3.2 mm Fine Cable Chain - Sterling (foot)

(2 pieces - 1.25 inches long.)

Price: $ 14.05
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bs043 Sterling Earring Studs - 4 mm Stud with Ring - Sterling (pair)

(for the earrings)

Price: $ 6.40
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s20009 Sterling Jumprings - 6 mm Open Round Jumpring - Bright Sterling (6.5 grams)

(To link clasp into.)

Price: $ 20.71
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Qty: 1 bs004 Sterling Spacer Beads - 3.5 mm Daisy Spacers - Antiqued Sterling (5 grams)

(Any smallish spacer about 3-4 mm that you like will do.)

Price: $ 22.50
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