Retired - Ancient Passage Earrings

PROJECT E7032
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Vintaj patina lends an aged appearance to the brass keyhole stampings in these inviting earrings.
Instructions
In addition to the materials listed above, you will also need some paper towels for this project. By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To begin, please watch our video on how to use the Vintaj BIGkick Machine.
  2. Following what you learned in the video, place one keyhole pendant into the Moroccan tile patterned emboss pad, centering it on whichever part of the design you like. Place the pad between the plates and crank the machine until it rolls through. Take out your stamped pendant.
  3. Next, watch our video on how to seal and colorize Vintaj Vogue raw brass. Based on the "wash" technique shown three quarters of the way through the video, pour out a bit of Vintaj glaze onto your work surface. Then squeeze 1-3 drops of aged bronze Vintaj patina into the glaze, depending on how concentrated you want the color, and mix it together with a dry paint brush. Paint the wash over the surface of the stamped pendant. Wait a few minutes for the patina to dry.
  4. When the patina on the front is dry, flip the piece over and seal the back with plain glaze to prevent tarnishing.
  5. Take a gold headpin and string 1 green iris Czech glass bead. Make a simple wire loop using pliers.
  6. Open the wire loop from the previous step the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide it through the hole at the bottom of the key hole pendant. Close the loop.
  7. Open a gold earring hook and slide the top loop of the key hole pendant onto the wire so the side with the patina is facing forward.
  8. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-0234 - Vintaj Vogue, Key Hole Pendant Stamping 20.5x14mm, 2 Pieces, Brass
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9076 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Aged Bronze - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9090 - Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3656 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Green Iris (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5215 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1.5 Inches (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6702 - 22K Gold Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires 25mm (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-1200 - Sizzix BIGkick Die Cut Machine - Vintaj Special Edition - Cut, Emboss, And Etch!
  • XTL-1232 - Vintaj DecoEmboss Die For Sizzix Bigkick Machine - Moroccan Tile
  • XTL-880 - ICE Resin, Angled Brushes for ICED Enamels & Paper Sealant, 6 Pack
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients PND-0234, XTL-9076, XTL-9090, BCP-3656, FHP-5215, FEA-6702,

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.
Vintaj Vogue, Key Hole Pendant Stamping 20.5x14mm, 2 Pieces, Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: PND-0234
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Aged Bronze - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-9076
Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-9090
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1.5 Inches (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FHP-5215
22K Gold Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires 25mm (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FEA-6702
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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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