Retired - Modern Bird's Nest Earrings

PROJECT E614
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
A charming bird's nest appears 3 dimensional while magnified under a glass cabochon dome in these modern style earrings. Completing the look is a Swarovski crystal cube bead which adds just enough
Instructions
  1. Remember to double all these directions to make your matched pair of earrings!
  2. Locate the image of the bird's nest on your "Butterflies and Birds" transfer sheet. Cut out.
  3. Transfer the image to the metal blank, centering it and making sure that the hole in the blank is at the top. Press out any air bubbles with your fingers.
  4. Place a dot of Diamond Glaze slightly smaller then a pencil eraser in the center of the flat side of your glass cabochon dome. Place directly on top of the birds nest image on the blank. Press down firmly to spread the glaze and get rid of any air bubbles. If some glaze spills out the sides of the dome, try to wipe away without touching the glass. Let dry.
  5. Cut a 4 inch piece of 22 gauge silver color craft wire. Create a wrapped wrapped wire loop on one end, making sure to loop it through the hole at the top of your blank before finishing the wrapping. Slide your Swarovski cube bead in crystal golden shadow onto the wire. Create a wrapped wire loop directly after the bead, this time making sure to place the the hole at the bottom of the earring hook into the loop before finishing the wrapping. Cut off any excess wire with flush cutters.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XTL-9511 - Nunn Design Transfer Sheet Butterflies & Birds For Scrapbook -Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1020 - JudiKins Diamond Glaze Water Based Adhesive (2 Fl. Oz.)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-9002 - Clear Czech Glass Cabochon Round Beads Crystal Magnify 18mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5851 - Antiqued Silver Plated Blank Stamping Circle Pendants 25mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2230 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3038 - Antiqued Silver Plated Sleek Tapered Round Earring Hooks (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients XTL-9511, XTL-1020, BGL-9002, PND-5851, WNT-2230, FEA-3038,

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.
JudiKins Diamond Glaze Water Based Adhesive (2 Fl. Oz.)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 fl. oz..
$8.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1020
Antiqued Silver Plated Blank Stamping Circle Pendants 25mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: PND-5851
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 22 Gauge 20 Yards (18.2 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: WNT-2230

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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