Retired - Lovely Lotus Earrings

PROJECT E1104
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
These earrings feature a pretty stamped lotus blossom accented in purple. With a green iris bead to bring out the color of the stamping, these earrings are different and quite lovely.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Before you begin, watch the instructional video: How to Use Metal Punches.
  2. Following the technique you learned in the video, punch the antique silver plated mini flat tags with the lotus metal punch.
  3. Apply some opalite Vintaj patina to the stamping and use a paper towel to wipe away the excess. Allow to dry.
  4. Place a green iris fire polish bead onto an eye pin. Create a simple wire loop after the bead and bend the two loops so that they face perpendicular directions.
  5. Open one of the loops and hang the flat tag; close the loop.
  6. Open the other loop and attach it to the antique silver plated leverback earring hook; close the loop.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-6105 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Mini Flat Tag Pendant 10x17mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-8227 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Leverback Earring Findings 18mm - 2 Pair
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3656 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Green Iris (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9069 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Purple Opalite - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6260 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0871 - Contemporary Lotus Blossom Punch For Stamping Metal 1/4 Inch 6mm (1)
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
  • XTL-6092 - Beadsmith Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
  • XTL-0254 - Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches - Base for Steel Block
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga
Ingredients PND-6105, FEA-8227, BCP-3656, XTL-9069, FHP-6260,

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.
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Leverback Earring Findings 18mm - 2 Pair
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pair.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-8227
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Purple Opalite - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-9069
Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FHP-6260
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$28.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248
Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches -  Base for Steel Block
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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