Retired - Air Mail Earrings

PROJECT E715
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These charming earrings feature the image of a petite bird carrying what looks like a very special letter. Situated above the square focal bezel is a series of beads, including a lovely Pandora style large hole bead in a pretty light aqua color.
Instructions
Don't forget to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings! You will also need a little disposable mixing cup, paint brush, and stir stick (such as a popsicle stick) for this project.
  1. Look at your collage art sheet and find the image of the the small blue bird carrying a letter. Cut this image out so that if fits into your Nunn Design square bezel. Use Nunn Glue to glue the image into the bezel. Let dry.
  2. Paint a layer of Nunn Sealant over your image and let dry. Repeat this step 2 more times, resulting in 3 coats of sealant.
  3. Mix up your resin and pour into your bezel. Remove any air bubbles. Let fully cure for several days before going to the next step.
  4. Take one head pin and snip the head off of it. Create a simple wire loop on one end. Place onto the wire 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 4mm bicone in chalk white, 1 bead aligner facing upwards, 1 faceted Czech glass large hole bead in lt. aqua celsian, another bead aligner facing downwards, and another bicone. Create a wrapped wire loop after the bicone and snip off excess wire with flush cutters. Orient your top and bottom loops so that they are facing opposite directions (you can just twist them with pliers or your fingers).
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook (the same way you would open a jump ring) and slip it onto the wrapped wire loop you made in the previous step. Close the loop back up.
  6. Open the loop at the base of your earring dangle and connect this to the top loop of your filled square bezel. Close the loop.
  7. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XTL-9501 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Butterflies & Birds For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6539 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Collage Bezel Square 1/2 Inch
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BMB-3177 - TierraCast Black Finish Lead-Free Pewter Classic Pandora Bead Aligners 7mm (4)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6351 - Antiqued Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3091 - Antiqued Silver Plated Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
Additional Information
Ingredients XTL-9501, PND-6539, BMB-3177, FHP-6351, FEA-3091, TRC-12, XTL-1031, XTL-1032,

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.
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Collage Bezel Square 1/2 Inch
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: PND-6539
Antiqued Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.45 / Package | SKU: FHP-6351
Antiqued Silver Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks 15x15mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: FEA-3091
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$18.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
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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