Retired - Deco Patina Statement Earrings

PROJECT E880
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These stunning Art Deco statement earrings are true show-stoppers. They are large in scale but not too heavy and feature an ornate Vintaj filigree that has been painted and accented with crystals, a gorgeous large drop, and a lovely faceted black bead surrounded by detailed bead caps.
Instructions
Please note you will need a few toothpicks or scrap pieces of wire for this project. These long earrings measure 5 inches in length. By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Hold up your main filigree piece and find the little loop/hole on one side that you will eventually attach a jump ring to. Looking at the piece, find the spot directly across from the little hole/loop on the other side of the filigree and punch a hole there using your hole punch pliers. This then converts your filigree from a pendant to a connector link.
  2. Next, add patina to your filigree piece, your bead caps, and your lucite drop. Start with the lucite drop and just paint the top portion silver (refer to photo). On all the bead caps, paint the leaf portions silver (refer to photo). Finally, look at the photo of the main filigree and paint the accents in both silver and black. Tip: You can use a tooth pick or piece of wire to get the little black dots instead of using a paint brush.
  3. Let all your painted pieces dry thoroughly.
  4. Referring to the photo for placement, place 4 dabs of E6000 glue on your filigree and into those dabs, set down 4 Swarovski crystal flat back rhinestones. Let dry.
  5. Onto an eye pin, place a bead cap facing up, a round bead, and a bead cap facing down. Create a simple wire loop after the last bead cap.
  6. Open one of the loops you just made and link it onto the loop on the outer edge of the filigree. Close it up.
  7. Open the other loop on the other side of the bead and link it to the loop at the base of the earring hook, making sure your filigree will be facing forward. Close the loop.
  8. Open a jump ring and link it through the hole in your lucite drop as well as the hole you punched on the filigree. Close the jump ring.
  9. Enjoy!!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-31290 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 12mm Round Jet Black (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7384 - Vintaj Natural Brass Ornate Wreath Filigree Stamping Pendant 48.5mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BMB-7088 - Vintaj Natural Brass Canopy Bead Caps 11.5mm (4 Pieces)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCV-05 - Vintage Lucite Plastic Faceted Teardrop Briolette Pendant Jet 14.5x44mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6640 - Vintaj Natural Brass Round Loop Ear Wire 25mm (2 Pair)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-41612 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS16 3.8mm, 50 Pieces, Jet
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-9070 - Vintaj Natural Brass Etched Open Jump Rings 9mm 17 Gauge (12)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5526 - Vintaj Natural Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inches (20)
    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-9078 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9074 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Nouveau Silver - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0059 - Vintaj Special Edition - 1.5mm Rivet Hole Punch Pliers For Sheet Metal
  • XTL-880 - ICE Resin, Angled Paint Brushes for ICED Enamels & Paper Sealant, 6 Pack
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-3310 - BeadSmith Casual Comfort, Chain Nose Pliers with PVC Handle, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-4004 - Beadsmith Magical Rhinestone Pick Up Tool With Cleaning Kit - Great For Placing Flatback Rhinestones
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Special Occasion
Ingredients BCP-31290, PND-7384, BMB-7088, BCV-05, FEA-6640, SWF-41612, FJR-9070, FHP-5526, XTL-1054, XTL-9078, XTL-9074,
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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 Natural Brass Canopy Bead Caps 11.5mm (4 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$4.69 / Package | SKU: BMB-7088
Vintaj Natural Brass Round Loop Ear Wire 25mm (2 Pair)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-6640
Vintaj Natural Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inches (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FHP-5526
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$7.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-9078
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Nouveau Silver - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$9.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-9074
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