Retired - Moody Leaves Earrings

PROJECT E678
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
These earrings feel dramatic and intense with their antique copper, onyx, and agate color scheme. The chain causes them to sway hypnotically from your ear and the black ball stud earring post anchors them in place.
Instructions
Please watch the video on How to Use Vintaj Patinas and Glaze.
  1. Based upon what you learned in the video, paint a thin layer of agate patina over the front side of 2 Vintaj artisan copper art nouveau leaf charms. Let dry. Now paint a wash of onyx (1 part onyx patina to 3 parts glaze) over the leaves. You want there to be an uneven appearance to the wash, having it thicker in some areas and lighter in others. Let dry.
  2. Your antique copper plated chain consists of a series of open chain links which act as jump rings. Measure 1.5" from the end of your chain. At that point, open and separate the chain link (with the 1.5" still attached). Before closing the link, attach onto it the loop at the base of your black finish pewter stud earring. Close the link.
  3. Open the bottom link of your chain attached to the earring stud. Connect onto this link one of your patina painted leaves.
  4. Go back to your original length of chain and open and remove the end chain link. Use this chain link just like a jump ring.
  5. Go back to your earring now and count 6 chain links from the bottom (including the one with the leaf attached). Onto the 6th chain link from the bottom, attach your "jump ring" from the previous step and also connect onto it the second painted Vintaj copper leaf. Close the jump ring.
  6. Place an earring back on the back post of your earring after you complete the last step.
  7. All done, enjoy your pretty new earrings!
Note: you will need a small paint brush for this project as well as some type of non stick work mat or a work space that you can get paint on. Also remember to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings.WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9687 - Antiqued Copper Plated Flat Link Cable Chain 4.3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1014 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1580 - TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Stud Earrings Dome Post & Ring 8mm
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7456 - Vintaj Artisan Copper Nouveau Leaf Charms 17mm x 16mm (2)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-9078 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9060 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Beige Agate - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9090 - Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-9687, FEA-1014, FEA-1580, PND-7456, XTL-9078, XTL-9060, XTL-9090,

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.
Antiqued Copper Plated Flat Cable Chain, 4.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-9687
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Stud Earrings Dome Post & Ring 8mm
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: FEA-1580
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-9078
Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-9090
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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