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Rainbow in the Dark - Earrings Tutorial
I've had the Dio song "Rainbow in the Dark" stuck in my head since the moment Swarovski launched their new iridescent "Rainbow Dark" color. This pair of earrings, with the Rainbow Dark teardrop and dragon arrow shooting through the sky, is inspired by the classic metal song.
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Use a sterling sparkle-wire jump ring to connect the 2-hole crystal teardrop to the dragon charm. For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
Use round-nose pliers to grip the bend at the top of the ear wire's leg, and slightly bend it forward before making a large loop with the long leg of the ear wire. (Do not trim any off the leg.) Attach to top of 2-hole drop.
Add French wire keepers for safety.
2 each #44-048-18 32mm Sterling Silver Dragon Arrow Charm
2 each #03-230-12-475 Swarovski 3230 Sew-on Drop, 12mm - Rainbow Dark