Jade Lotus Earrings

PROJECT E2151
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Create a personal design by using the Vintaj BIGkick Machine to alter metal pieces. This lotus piece is given a pop by the Vintaj Patina. Choose your favorite colors and stampings for a totally unique design.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will also need a paper towel for this project.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Use the Vintaj BIGkick with Etching and Embossing Dies.
  2. From what you learned in the video, place the stamping into the die so that it is positioned to get the lotus flower (see photo for reference).
  3. Run it through the machine. Remove the stamping from the die.
  4. Next, using a paint brush dab on the Vintaj Patina to the front of the stamping. Quickly wipe off any excess with a paper towel. You may add more or less patina to achieve your desired effect.
  5. Cut three lengths of chain, 1.25 inches each.
  6. Open one jump ring and attach the three lengths of chain. Close the jump ring.
  7. Open the loop of the earring hook and attach the stamping, make sure it is facing forward, and attach the jump ring with the chain on it. Close the loop and you're all done.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-10058 - Bright Silver Plated Delicate Cable Chain 2.5 x 1.5mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 7.5 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3079 - Vintaj Vogue Earring Finding Set, Ear Wires with Rings 20.5mm, 3 Pairs, Brass
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-0231 - Vintaj Vogue Stamping Blanks, Round 25mm, 3 Pieces, Brass
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9065 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Jade Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-880 - ICE Resin, Angled Paint Brushes for ICED Enamels & Paper Sealant, 6 Pack
  • XTL-1207 - Vintaj DecoEmboss Die For Sizzix Bigkick Machine - Dragonfly Pond
  • XTL-1200 - Sizzix BIGkick Die Cut Machine - Vintaj Special Edition - Cut, Emboss, And Etch!
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Spring, Boho
Ingredients CHA-10058, FJR-5454, FEA-3079, PND-0231, XTL-9065,

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.
Silver Plated Delicate Cable Chain, 1.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: CHA-10058
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Vintaj Vogue Earring Finding Set, Ear Wires with Rings 20.5mm, 3 Pairs, Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3079
Vintaj Vogue Stamping Blanks, Round 25mm, 3 Pieces, Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: PND-0231
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Jade Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-9065

Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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