Retired - Jeweled Cicada Earrings

Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
Let these pretty jeweled cicada earrings shimmer as they dangle off your ears. Created using SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS rhinestones in Metallic Light Rose, Black Diamond and Rose Gold, they are sure to add a golden glow to your whole look.
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will need a clean work surface, a paint brush, scrap of wax paper or plastic bag and a piece of wire or applicator for your glue. Watch the video on How to Use the Magical Pick Tool for this project.
  1. You will start by making your earring focal with two Vintaj arte metal stencil pendants. Using your applicator/wire, apply a thin line of glue onto the side of one of your stampings. Lay your stamping flat on your non-stick surface (such as a plastic bag or wax paper). Then quickly take your second stamping and align it right beside the first stamping, gently gluing the two together. Refer to the photo.
  2. Wait an hour until your glue is dry enough to work with. Now take your gold patina and add a few drops onto a scrap of paper. Using your paint brush, dab the two center portions of your stampings. Use as much patina as you would like. I only made the centers of my stampings gold.
  3. Set aside to dry and wash your brush immediately.
  4. Once your stampings are dry, you will begin adding your rhinestones.
  5. Using your applicator/wire, make a small line of glue along the bottom portion of one of your stampings, about 1/2 an inch at a time. It is into the line of glue that you will one by one place your rhinestones using the Magical Pick. Start with outlining the bottom and center portions of your pendants in Black Diamond and the top outline in Metallic Rose. Then add four Rose Gold rhinestones to the middle center and one at the top. Please refer to the photo to emulate my exact design.
  6. Set your stampings aside to fully dry.
  7. Cut two lengths of 1" long chain using your flush cutters. Remember to snip off any broken links.
  8. Open up a jump ring with your chain nose pliers and slip onto it the last link of both lengths of chain. Slip on your earring hook as well. Close the jump ring.
  9. Open up two more jump rings and slide on the last links of the opposite sides of your lengths of chain. Also slide your jump rings onto the small holes on top of your stencil pendants (one jump ring for each pendant). Close the jump rings.
  10. Your earring is now ready!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9708 - Gunmetal Steel Round Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 4 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-51619 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone Hotfix SS16 3.8mm, 50 Pieces, Black Diamond
    Project uses 40 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-420514 -
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-109108 -
    Project uses 36 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7293 - Vintaj Arte Metal Full Primrose Stencil Pendants 47.5x16mm (2)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FEA-7000 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5453 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9075 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Victorian Gold - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. 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.

  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-4009 - Beadsmith Magical Pick Mini Rhinestone Pick Up Tool W/Cleaning Kit (3 Piece Set)
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients CHA-9708, SWF-51619, SWF-420514, SWF-109108, PND-7293, FEA-7000, FJR-5453, XTL-9075, 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.
Gun Metal Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: CHA-9708
Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5453
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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