Retired - Esmeralda Earrings

PROJECT E400
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
The contrast of the bright ruby red SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal beads against the dark metal and pyrite beads remind me of a gypsy princess. A perfect color palette for a romantic evening out.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Onto a headpin, thread a 6mm ruby red SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS bead, a 12mm Vintaj arte metal fairy petal bead cap, and a 12mm gemstone pyrite "fools gold" bead.
  2. Trim the headpin to about a half inch above the pyrite "fools gold" bead , and create a simple wire loop. Set this dangle aside.
  3. Onto the straight part of an unfinished ear wire, thread a 6mm ruby red SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal bead. Create a simple wire loop.
  4. Open five oval jumprings. Thread two of the jump rings through the two central holes on one of the filigree petals, and thread two more jump rings through the holes directly opposite these. Close all four jump rings once more.
  5. Join two of the jump rings together with a third jump ring. Thread this third jump ring through the loop at the bottom of your earring hook. Close this jump ring again.
  6. Open the loop at the top of your pyrite "fools gold" bead dangle and thread it through the two jump rings at the bottom of the filigree. Close the loop again.
  7. Finally, spread a small amount of E6000 adhesive onto the back of a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS jet nut rhinestone using a toothpick or a scrap of wire, and press it firmly onto the center of the filigree stamping. Set aside to dry for at least five hours before wearing your new earring
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FHP-7121 - TierraCast Black Plated Brass Head Pins 2 Inches / 21 Gauge (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7289 - Vintaj Arte Metal Kaleidoscope Filigree 28.5mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BMB-4697 - Vintaj Arte Metal Fairy Petals Bead Caps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPPY-20 - Gemstone Pyrite 'Fool's Gold' 12mm Round Beads - 12 Beads
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0687 -
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-434301 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1550 - TierraCast Black Finish Niobium Unfinished Earring Hook 20 Gauge (2 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-6000 - TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 10 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-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Ingredients FHP-7121, PND-7289, BMB-4697, SPPY-20, SWC-0687, SWF-434301, FEA-1550, FJR-6000, 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 Black Plated Brass Head Pins 2 Inches / 21 Gauge (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: FHP-7121
Vintaj Arte Metal Fairy Petals Bead Caps 12mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: BMB-4697
TierraCast Black Finish Niobium Unfinished Earring Hook 20 Gauge (2 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-1550
TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-6000
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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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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