Retired - Dia De Los Muertos Earrings

PROJECT E853
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Colorful and wonderfully dramatic, these Day of the Dead earrings are sure to garner lots of attention. They feature bright and bold flowers, a skull, and a bird - not to mention lots of wonderful beads and chain.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Start by applying some glue to the back of your flowers and gluing them to your stamping. Please look at the photo for reference of where to place them. Let dry.
  2. While your flowers are drying, place a bead cap, skull bead, and another bead cap onto a head pin. Create a simple wire loop after the bead cap.
  3. Cut the end off a head pin and create a little loop at the base, thus turning it into an eye pin. Onto this new eye pin place a bird and 3 seed beads. Create a simple wire loop after the seed beads.
  4. Open the loop at the top of the skull dangle and connect it to the loop at the base of the bird dangle. You would open and close the loop just like a jump ring. Set aside.
  5. Cut your 4 inches of gemstone chain in half so you have 2 pieces, 2 inches long each. Set aside.
  6. Cut 2 lengths of rolo chain, 1.5 inches long each. Set aside.
  7. We are now ready to assemble our earrings.
  8. Begin by opening a jump ring and linking it through the predrilled hole on one side of your stamping, the end link on your cut piece of gemstone chain, and the end link on one of your cut pieces of rolo chain. Close the jump ring. Note that you want your gemstone chain to hang in the front of the earrings with the flowers facing forward.
  9. Repeat the previous step on the other side of your stamping, swagging the gemstone chain across the base of the stamping.
  10. Now open another jump ring and link it to the end chain link on one of your attached rolo chain segments, the simple wire loop at the top of your bird/skull dangle, and the end chain link of the other attached rolo chain segment. Close the jump ring.
  11. Open one more jump ring and link it to the jump ring you just attached the chains to as well as the loop at the base of your earring hook. Close the jump ring.
  12. All done, enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-005 - TierraCast Pewter Earring Post, Lotus Flower with Ring 9.5x11.5mm, 1 Pair, Antiqued Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5452 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99958 - 22K Gold Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5221 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge, 2 Inches (X50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1645 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Green Turquoise Opaque (1 Hank)
    Project uses 6 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3895 - TierraCast Fine Gold Plated Pewter Dia De Los Muertos Paloma Bird Beads 15mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPTU-173 - White Turquoise Gem Carved Skull Beads 10X12mm (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3270 - TierraCast Real 22K Gold Plated Pewter Leaf Bead Caps 5.7mm (x 4)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-09041 - Gold Plated Blank Stamping, Hammered 2-Hole Semicircle 14.5x32.5mm, 2 Pieces, Gold
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHX-1341 - Vermeil Gold Wire Wrapped Gemstone Chain, Glass Seed Beads 2mm, 1 Inch, Turquoise
    Project uses 4 inches. You will need 4 packages.

  • FLW-0001 - Metal Embellishments, Rose Flower Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Matte Green
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FLW-0027 - Metal Embellishments, Rose Flower Beads 10mm, 20 Pieces, Matte Red
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FLW-0006 - Metal Embellishments, Rose Flower Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Matte Purple
    Project uses 4 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-3311 - BeadSmith Casual Comfort, Round Nose Pliers with PVC Handle, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients FEA-005, FJR-5452, CHA-99958, FHP-5221, BCS-1645, BMB-3895, SPTU-173, BMB-3270, PND-09041, CHX-1341, FLW-0001, FLW-0027, FLW-0006, 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.
TierraCast Pewter Earring Post, Lotus Flower with Ring 9.5x11.5mm, 1 Pair, Antiqued Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: FEA-005
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.96 / Package | SKU: FJR-5452
22K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: CHA-99958
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge, 2 Inches (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.85 / Package | SKU: FHP-5221
Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Green Turquoise Opaque (1 Hank)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Hank.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: BCS-1645
Final Sale - White Turquoise Gem Carved Skull Beads 10X12mm (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: SPTU-173
TierraCast Real 22K Gold Plated Pewter Leaf Bead Caps 5.7mm (x 4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: BMB-3270
Wire Wrapped Beaded Chain, Turquoise Seed Beads, Gold Vermeil, by the Inch
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 1 Inch.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHX-1341
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.54 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$24.11 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450

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