Retired - A Rose Is A Rose Earrings

PROJECT E228
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
A thick impasto of the perfect aqua-colored patina on an oval filigree provides a stunning backdrop for a terracotta and cream cameo, as shown in this romantic pair of earrings.
Instructions
  1. Remember to double all of the instructions in order to make both earrings. In addition to the Beadaholique supplies, for this project you will also be needing some kind of solvent, a spray acrylic fixative (we use Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer), and an inexpensive paintbrush. For the solvent, we recommend using Turpenoid (NOT Turpenoid Natural), mineral spirits or turpentine. Begin by watching the video on how to apply Gilders Paste using a paintbrush.
  2. Paint a thick coating of Gilders Paste onto your filigree stamping and allow to dry for at least twenty-four hours.
  3. Once the paste is dry, gently buff the surface with a paper towel until the desired amount of metal shows through. Spray the filigree pieces with an acrylic sealer and allow to dry.
  4. After the sealer has dried, apply a small amount of E6000 adhesive to the back of your cameo and press it into place on the center of your filigree stamping. Set aside to dry for at least a few hours.
  5. Thread a 4mm fire polish bead onto a headpin and create a simple wire loop. Trim off excess wire. Create four more of these, for a total of five (per earring).
  6. Open five oval jump rings and use them to add the fire polish dangles across the bottom of the filigree stamping. Close the jump rings once more.
  7. Slide the kidney ear wire through the hole in the top of the filigree stamping, and you are done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FHP-6312 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3908 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings Oval 4x6mm 20 Gauge x50
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-34141 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Coral Pink/Topaz (50)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-57 - Vintage Style Lucite Oval Cameo Coral With Ivory Rose 25x18mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-7053 - Antiqued Brass Oval Filigree Stamping 35mm x 44mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6651 - Vintaj Natural Brass Medium Arched Ear Wire 26mm (1 Pair)
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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.

  • XTL-1107 - Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'Patina' 1 oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients FHP-6312, FJR-3908, BCP-34141, SPCB-57, FCO-7053, FEA-6651, XTL-1054, XTL-1107,

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.
Antiqued Brass Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.65 / Package | SKU: FHP-6312
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings Oval 4x6mm 20 Gauge x50
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-3908
Vintaj Natural Brass Medium Arched Ear Wire 26mm (1 Pair)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: FEA-6651
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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