Bumble Bee Earrings

PROJECT E1103
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
These earrings feature a pretty stamped bumble bee accentuated with black patina and a jet black accent bead.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Before you begin, watch the instructional video: How to Use Metal Punches.
  2. Following the technique you learned in the video, punch the antique gold plated round flat tags with the bumble bee metal punch.
  3. Apply some onyx Vintaj patina to the stamping and use a paper towel to wipe away the excess. Allow to dry.
  4. Place a jet black fire polish bead onto a ball head pin. Create a simple wire loop after the bead.
  5. Open the loop and hang the bead dangle from the flat tag; close the loop.
  6. Open the loop on the the antique gold plated leverback earring hook and hang the earring; close the loop.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-6629 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Circle Flat Tag Pendant Link 1/2 Inch (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-8226 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Leverback Earring Findings 18mm - 2 Pair
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3690 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Black Jet (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9078 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3020 - 22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inch (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0957 - Honey Bee Design Punch For Stamping Metal 1/4 Inch 6mm (1)
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
  • XTL-6092 - Beadsmith Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
  • XTL-0254 - Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches - Base for Steel Block
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients PND-6629, FEA-8226, BCP-3690, XTL-9078, FHP-3020,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Circle Flat Tag Pendant Link 13mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: PND-6629
Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Leverback Earring Findings 18mm - 2 Pair
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pair.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-8226
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Black Jet (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: BCP-3690
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-9078
22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.77 / Package | SKU: FHP-3020

Tools and Other Supplies:

Honey Bee Design Punch For Stamping Metal 1/4 Inch 6mm (1)
Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$28.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248
Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches -  Base for Steel Block
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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