Retired - Flying Dragonflies Earrings

PROJECT E680
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Stamped dragonflies fly happily around an antique gold plated flat oval tag in these charming earrings. Amethyst crystal and glass accents add extra drama and elegance to this design.
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to make your matched set of earrings.
  1. Start by taking your dragonfly rubber stamp and stamping dragonflies in a random pattern on a Nunn Design gold plated flat circle toggle tag, Use the StazOn ink in black for this process and make several "test" stampings on a scrap piece of paper first to see how much pressure you need to apply when stamping.
  2. After you have finished with your dragonfly stamp, add some more stamping details with your mini branch rubber stamp. See photo. Let dry for 5 minutes before going onto the next step.
  3. Take your Nunn Design gold plated 13mm round bezel cup and bend back one of the edge loops so that you will be able to hook a jump ring to it. You can do this by grabbing the loop with your chain nose pliers and bending back so that it lays flat instead of upright.
  4. Take a small dab of E6000 and place it on the flat backside of your amethyst 13mm round glass cabochon. Place this into the bezel cup from the above step. Press down and let dry.
  5. Open a 4mm gold jump ring and link it to the bent back loop on the bezel cup with cabochon and the loop on one side of the Nunn Design oval tag that you stamped earlier. Close the jump ring.
  6. Place onto a gold head pin 1 Swarovski 4mm bicone in amethyst. Create a simple wire loop after the bead but make sure the loop is facing the opposite direction as the one on the other end (see photo).
  7. Open one of the simple loops from the segment in the last step and connect this to the loop on the oval flat tag. Close the loop. Open the loop on the other side and attach your earring hook to it. Close the loop back up.
  8. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-7176 - Nunn Design 24K Gold Plated Flat Tag Oval Toggle Pendant Link 1.5 Inch
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FEA-3020 - 22K Gold Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6220 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6764 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24K Gold Plated Brass Round Bezel Cup Pendant 13mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-1301 - Glass Cabochons - 13mm Round - 'Amethyst' Foiled (4 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1496 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Amethyst
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • TSM-100 - Tsukineko StazOn Acid Free Jet Black Color Solvent Ink Pad For Rubber Stamps
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • TSM-0010 -
  • TSM-0003 - Wood Peg Mounted Rubber Stamp 3/4 Inch Mini Branch Design
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients FCL-7176, FEA-3020, FHP-6220, FJR-3914, PND-6764, SPCB-1301, SWBI-1496, TSM-100, 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.
22K Gold Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks 15x15mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.54 / Package | SKU: FEA-3020
22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.04 / Package | SKU: FHP-6220
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Amethyst
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1496
Tsukineko StazOn Acid Free Jet Black Color Solvent Ink Pad For Rubber Stamps
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Ink Pad.
$8.69 / Package | SKU: TSM-100
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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