Retired - French Lace Earrings

PROJECT E604
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Layers of filigree in tones of brass, wine purple, and white set the scene for these french inspired earrings. A solitary bird adds a romantic touch and Swarovski crystal beads add just the right amount of elegance.
Instructions
  1. Begin by gluing your filigree layers together. To do this, use a toothpick or small piece of wire to spread a small amount of E6000 adhesive on one side of your purple filigree round. Try to just get the glue on the metal itself and not in the filigree holes. Place this piece on top of your white filigree, slightly off center so that there is more white on one end then the other. Press into place with your fingers. If any glue seeps out the holes of the filigree, take a clean piece of wire and poke it through the holes to remove some of the glue. Now spread some E6000 adhesive on the back side of your Vintaj damascus chandelier drop - just put the glue on the bottom rounded area, not the stem or top. Place this piece on top of the purple filigree you just glued to the white filigree, place it towards the top of the filigree, not centered. See photo. Press into place and again try to remove any of the glue that seeps through the filigree holes. Set aside and let dry.
  2. Cut 3 inches of your 24 gauge brass wire. Create a wrapped wire loop at one end and thread onto the wire a 4mm Swarvoski bicone bead in light amethyst, a Czech glass fire polished rondelle in metallic brown iris, a Vintaj Arte Metal bead cap, and another 4mm Swarovski bicone. Finish by creating a wrapped wire loop and cutting off excess wire using your flush cutters.
  3. Open a 4mm brass jump ring and place onto it the filigree layers that you made in step one, attaching the jump ring through the small loop at the top of the brass filigree stem. Also place onto the jump ring 1 Vintaj Arte Metal bird, and the beaded section you made in step 2 (attaching it through the wrapped wire loop on the side without the bead cap). Close the jump ring.
  4. Take your earring hook and open the loop at the bottom just as you would open a jump ring. Attach it to the top wrapped wire loop of the beaded earring you just made. Close the loop.
  5. Make the second earring the same way as the first. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-6620 - Vintaj Natural Brass Classic French Ear Wire 20mm (2 Pair)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7342 - Vintaj Natural Brass Damascus Chandelier Drop Charms 35mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-00176 - Wine Purple Color Coated Brass Filigree Stamping By Ezel - Small Round Connector Link 18mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-00399 - White Color Coated Brass Filigree Stamping By Ezel - Marquise Shaped Connector Links 26mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7285 - Vintaj Arte Metal Watchful Bird Charms 17x16mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4863 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 11mm x 7mm Rondelle Metallic 'Brown Iris' (x8)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1492 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Amethyst
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4348 - Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 24 Gauge 90 Feet (1 Spool)
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5470 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4699 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1050 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (3.7 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 FEA-6620, PND-7342, PND-00176, PND-00399, PND-7285, BCP-4863, SWBI-1492, WCR-4348, FJR-5470, BMB-4699, XTL-1050,

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 Classic French Ear Wire 20mm (2 Pair)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$1.91 / Package | SKU: FEA-6620
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Amethyst
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1492
Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 24 Gauge 90 Feet (1 Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.49 / Package | SKU: WCR-4348
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5470
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive  (3.7 Oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3.7 oz..
$10.55 / Package | SKU: XTL-1050
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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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