Retired - Grecian Court Earrings

PROJECT E653
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
The style of this earring set feels rooted in historical times, when the ancient temples, gardens, and sanctuaries of Athens and Rome were new.
Instructions
Remember to double the directions below to make your matched set of earrings.
  1. To begin, cut a 6 inch piece of 26 gauge brass colored craft wire. Please watch the video on how to wire wrap beads around a form.
  2. Following what you learned in the video, wire wrap Miyuki Delica seed beads, size 11/0 in transparent metallic luster rose around one side of your antique brass ornate oval connector (between the two loops, see photo). Cut off excess wire.
  3. Cut a length of your antique gold plated dapped bar chain which is 4 links long. On the end of the first link and the fourth, make sure that you cut through the previous links' loop, not the jump ring connecting them (thus keeping the end jump rings intact).
  4. Open 1 antique brass 4mm jump ring and connect it to the side loop of your ornate brass oval connector link and the jump ring on one end of the chain length you cut in the previous step. Close the jump ring back up. Go to the other side of the connector and attach the other end of the chain in the same manner, using another 4mm jump ring. Make sure that the beads you wire wrapped onto the side are facing down, between the swag of chain.
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook. Link this through the middle openwork hole on the top side of your ornate oval connector link. See photo if need be. Set aside for a minute.
  6. Take two of your Vintaj daisy brass bead caps and use your Vintaj relief block to sand the peaks of the daisy petals, exposing the lighter brass underneath.
  7. Take a brass head pin and place onto it 1Miyuki Delica seed beads, size 11/0 in transparent metallic luster rose,1 Vintaj daisy brass bead cap from the step above, 1 copper red round potato cultured pearl, another bead cap, and another seed bead. Create a wrapped wire loop after the last bead and cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  8. Take another brass head pin and place onto it 1Miyuki Delica seed beads, size 11/0 in transparent metallic luster rose and 1 Czech fire polished 3mm round bead in matte metallic gold. Create a wrapped wire loop after the last bead and cut off excess with flush cutters. Make two of these.
  9. Open a 4mm jump ring and place all three of the dangles you made in the previous two steps onto the open jump ring with the pearl being in the middle. Link this jump ring to the jump ring between the second and third chain link of the chain segment connected to your ornate oval connector link/earring. Close the jump ring back up.
  10. C'est Magnifique!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-33200 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Matte Metallic Gold (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4696 - Vintaj Natural Brass Lovely 6mm Daisy Bead Caps (6)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-115 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Transparent Metallic Rose Gold Luster DB115 7.2 GR
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3310 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6317 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins 2 Inches 24 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5202 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8020 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Bordeaux
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4208 - BeadSmith Non-Tarnish Antique Brass Color Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge - 30 Yards
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Additional Information
Theme Autumn
Ingredients BCP-33200, BMB-4696, DB-115, FEA-3310, FHP-6317, FJR-5202, SWP-8020, WCR-4208,

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 3mm Round Matte Metallic Gold (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.53 / Package | SKU: BCP-33200
Vintaj Natural Brass Lovely 6mm Daisy Bead Caps (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$1.32 / Package | SKU: BMB-4696
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0, 7.2 Grams, Transparent Metallic Rose Gold Luster DB115
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.24 / Package | SKU: DB-115
Antiqued Brass Head Pins 2 Inches 24 Gauge (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FHP-6317
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Bordeaux
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.61 / Package | SKU: SWP-8020
BeadSmith Non-Tarnish Antique Brass Color Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge - 30 Yards
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.68 / Package | SKU: WCR-4208
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.24 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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