Retired - Old World Santa Earrings

PROJECT E714
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These elegant earrings would make the perfect accessory to wear to a holiday gathering. They feature a Victorian style Santa with accenting beads that bring out the colors in the image beautifully.
Instructions
Don't forget to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings! You will also need a little disposable mixing cup, paint brush, and stir stick (such as a popsicle stick) for this project.
  1. Look at your collage art sheet and find the round image of the the Victorian looking Santa. Cut this image out so that if fits into your Nunn Design round bezel. Use Nunn Glue to glue the image into the bezel. Let dry.
  2. Paint a layer of Nunn Sealant over your image and let dry. Repeat this step 2 more times, resulting in 3 coats of sealant.
  3. Mix up your resin and pour into your bezel. Remove any air bubbles. Let fully cure for several days before going to the next step.
  4. Take one head pin and snip the head off of it. Create a simple wire loop on one end. Place onto the wire 1 Czech Fire Polished 4mm round bead in mustard yellow, 1 bead aligner facing upwards, 1 faceted Czech glass large hole bead in siam, another bead aligner facing downwards, and another mustard yellow bead. Create a wrapped wire loop after the last bead and snip off excess wire with flush cutters. Orient your top and bottom loops so that they are facing opposite directions (you can just twist them with pliers or your fingers).
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and slip it onto the wrapped wire loop you made in the previous step. Close the loop back up.
  6. Open the loop at the base of your earring dangle and connect this to the top loop of your filled round bezel. Close the loop.
  7. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XTL-9507 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Winter Holiday Christmas Theme For Scrapbook - Fits Nunn Designs
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6537 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Pewter Collage Circle Bezel 1/2 Inch
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-3466 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3171 - TierraCast Copper Plated Lead-Free Pewter Pandora Bead Aligners 7mm (4)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3018 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Fish Hook Earring Hooks 16mm (24)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-1048 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inches (24)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients XTL-9507, PND-6537, BCP-3466, BMB-3171, FEA-3018, FHP-1048, TRC-12, XTL-1031, XTL-1032,

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 4mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: BCP-3466
Genuine Antiqued Copper Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inches (24)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.21 / Package | SKU: FHP-1048
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$18.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031

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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