Retired - Rain Storm Earrings

PROJECT E2145
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
These post earrings showcase the Iridescent Light Blue Swarovski Crystal Pearls hanging delicately from hammered teardrops.
Instructions
For this project you will make both earrings at the same time.
  1. To begin, add a dab of glue to the pad of one earring post. Place it in the center of the back of the dapt hammer stamping. Repeat for the second earring. Allow to dry for at least an hour before proceeding.
  2. Next please watch the video: Using Silicone Molding Putty for Leveling Resin. To learn how to mix your molding putty please watch the video: How to Make Silicone Molds Using 2-part Mold Putty. From what you learned in these two videos mix a large gumball size of parts A and B, turn the earrings over and press them into the mold, making sure they are perfectly level. Please note that the working time for the silicone mold is only about 15 min so you must work quickly. Once you have set the earrings into the mold allow to dry overnight.
  3. Please watch our video: How to Use Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy Resin. From what you learned in the video, mix a cup of resin. Carefully add the pigment to create the right color. Add about two drops of blue and two drops of white.
  4. Carefully drip the resin into the well of the earring back, covering the earring post. Make sure to not pour over the hole. Allow to dry at least 48 hours for a full cure.
  5. Once dry, remove the earrings from the mold.
  6. String one pearl on one head pin, make a simple wire loop. Open the loop the same as you would a jump ring and attach it to one of the earring pendants. Close the loop. Repeat for the second earring.
  7. Attach the earring backs and you're all done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-5730 - Silver Plated Stampings Dapt Hammered Fat Drops 18mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1612 - Surgical Steel Flat 10mm Glue On Earring Posts (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1016 - Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic with Pad 7x11mm, 50 Pieces, Silver Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8038 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Iridescent Light Blue
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6304 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inches Long/21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-84 - CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Opaque Blue Pigment Dye 1 Oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-51 - Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy Enamel Resin 8 oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-80 - CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Opaque Pearl Pigment Dye 1 Oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-60 - Easy Mold Silicone Molding Putty for Casting and Jewelry Making 1/2 Pound
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • TRC-600 - Art Mechanique, ICE Resin Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks, 5 Pack
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Spring
Ingredients PND-5730, FEA-1612, FEA-1016, SWP-8038, FHP-6304, TRC-84, TRC-51, TRC-80, TRC-60, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Surgical Steel Flat 10mm Glue On Earring Posts (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-1612
Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic with Pad 7x12mm, 50 Pcs, Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: FEA-1016
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Iridescent Light Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$7.09 / Package | SKU: SWP-8038
Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inches Long/21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FHP-6304
CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Opaque Blue Pigment Dye 1 Oz
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$10.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-84
Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy Enamel Resin 8 oz
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Ounces.
$17.49 / Package | SKU: TRC-51
CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Opaque Pearl Pigment Dye 1 Oz
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$10.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-80
Easy Mold Silicone Molding Putty for Casting and Jewelry Making 1/2 Pound
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1/2 lb..
$20.99 / Package | SKU: TRC-60
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Art Mechanique, ICE Resin Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks, 5 Pack
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$6.23 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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