Retired - Emerald Isle Earrings

PROJECT E882
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
These long elegant earrings feature deep green focal beads that have been accented by highly detailed bead caps and a striking TierraCast focal pendant. To coordinate all the pieces together, the detailing on the earring hook and the pendant have been painted with green patina.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will also need a paper towel for this project.
  1. Begin this project by applying patina to the detailing on your earring hook and your pendant first so that it has time to dry while you create the other components to this earring. Using a paint brush, paint patina over all the detailing on both the earring hook and pendant, make sure it gets into the recessed lines. Take a clean dry paper towel and wipe away the patina you just applied. What will be left is just patina in the recessed areas. Let dry for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Place a small bead cap facing upwards, a large bead cap facing upwards, a green bead, a large bead cap facing downwards, and a small bead cap facing downwards onto an eye pin. After the last bead cap create a simple wire loop and trim off excess wire.
  3. Next, take an eye pin and place onto it a small bead cap facing upwards, a green bead, and a small bead cap facing downwards. Create a simple wire loop after the bead cap and trim off excess wire.
  4. To connect all your pieces together, open and close the eye pins the same way you would open and close jump rings. Connect all your pieces in the following order via their loops starting with the earring hook: earring hook, green bead with just small bead caps, green bead with small and large bead caps, TierraCast pendant.
  5. All done, enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-31070 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 10mm Round Emerald (12)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-8572 - Antiqued Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Bali Style Teardrop Detail (5 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6267 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-195 - TierraCast Pendant, Mehndi 17x24.5mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-9083 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Emerald Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3287 - TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Scalloped Bead Caps 3.5mm (12)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3989 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Clover Bead Caps 9mm (4)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-7218 - BeadSmith Simply Modern Series, Chain Nose Pliers, 4.75 Inches Long
  • XTL-7213 - BeadSmith Simply Modern Series, Round Nose Pliers, 4.75 Inches Long
  • XTL-880 - ICE Resin, Angled Paint Brushes for ICED Enamels & Paper Sealant, 6 Pack
Additional Information
Theme St. Patrick's Day
Ingredients BCP-31070, FEA-8572, FHP-6267, PND-195, XTL-9083, BMB-3287, BMB-3989,
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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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 10mm Round Emerald (12)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: BCP-31070
Antiqued Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Bali Style Teardrop Detail (5 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$6.09 / Package | SKU: FEA-8572
Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.80 / Package | SKU: FHP-6267
TierraCast Pendant, Mehndi 17x24.5mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver Plated
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: PND-195
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Emerald Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$7.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-9083
TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: BMB-3287
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