Retired - Cobalt Drop Earrings

PROJECT E3077
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
Striking and bold, these cobalt blue and raw brass hammered earrings use sea glass and chain in an unexpected way. Push the envelope with this unique accessory.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Using your nylon jaw pliers, carefully open and remove one of the open link chains from your heavy hammered brass chain length.
  2. Add a small dab of glue onto the bottom 1/4" mark of your sea glass bead. Carefully slide the chain link down the bead, securing it onto the glue. Close the chain link around the bead, as much as you can without chipping the sea glass bead or nicking the chain. See photo. Set the bead aside to dry for a few minutes.
  3. Slide on your sea glass bead onto a 3" gold plated head pin. Next slide on a gold plated spacer bead. Create a wire wrapped loop using your round nose pliers. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  4. Next, open a gold plated jump ring using your chain nose pliers and slide on the loop from your hammered gold plated earring finding and also the wrapped wire loop from your bead dangle. Close the jump ring.
  5. Add a gold plated ear nut to the back of your earring finding and you're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-08046 - Raw Brass Bulk Chain, Hammered Heavy Rolo Links 6.5x12.5mm, 1 Foot, Brass
    Project uses 2 links. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1526 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Stud Post Earrings Hammered 13.5mm 1 Pair
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-10146 - Cultured Sea Glass, Long Teardrop Beads 38x9mm, 5 Pieces, Royal Blue
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-05223 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge 3 Inches (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-01120 - 14K Gold Filled Earring Backs - Ear Nuts (3 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5216 - 22K Gold Plated Thick Heishe Spacers Beads 4.5mm x 2.5mm (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5240 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
    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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • 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
  • XTL-0073 - Eurotool Large Double Nylon Jaw Jewelry Pliers - Round Nose
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho
Ingredients CHA-08046, FEA-1526, BGL-10146, FHP-05223, FEA-01120, BMB-5216, FJR-5240, 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.
Brass Rolo Chain, Hammered Heavy Links, 6.5x12.5mm, by The Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$16.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-08046
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Stud Post Earrings Hammered 13.5mm 1 Pair
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: FEA-1526
Earring Backs, Medium Clutch 5mm, 6 Pieces, 14K Gold Filled
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$6.45 / Package | SKU: FEA-01120
22K Gold Plated Thick Heishe Spacers Beads 4.5mm x 2.5mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$13.59 / Package | SKU: BMB-5216
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.05 / Package | SKU: FJR-5240
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Eurotool Large Double Nylon Jaw Jewelry Pliers - Round Nose

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