Retired - Peyton Earrings

PROJECT E3044
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Advanced
Create these earrings by combining Amethyst AB Czech glass beads and an embossed Vintaj brass leaf stamping using a Vintaj DecoEtch Foliage Die and a Vintaj Sizzix BIGkick Die Cut Machine. The stamping is then patinated with Vintaj patinas in Teal and Jade, making it a fun, mixed media accessory.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will also need a paint brush and a clean work space for this project.
  1. Using your flush cutters, cut the following lengths of chain: 3/4", 1", 1.5". Set aside.
  2. Onto a head pin, slide on one antiqued brass flower bead cap, followed by an Amethyst Czech glass bead, another bead cap and the last link from one side of your 3/4 length of chain.
  3. Create a simple wire loop using your round nose pliers. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  4. You will be repeating this process again. Take another head pin, slide on a bead cap, a Czech glass bead, a bead cap and the last link from one side of your 1" length of chain. Create a simple wire loop using your round nose pliers. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  5. Next, watch the video on How to Use the Vintaj BIGKick Machine by Sizzix to Etch and Emboss Metal Stampings.
  6. Following what you learned in the video, carefully place your Vintaj DecoEtch Die in your Vintaj BIGKick Machine by Sizzix and emboss your Vintaj leaf stamping.
  7. Once you are satisfied with your embossed stamping, prepare a clean work space to begin painting your leaf stamping with patina.
  8. Using your paint brush, begin dabbing the surface of your Vintaj leaf stamping with your two Vintaj patinas. Try not to blend the two colors together, instead cover the stamping with the two colors in seperate areas. Wash your brush in between uses.
  9. While your stamping is still wet, use the side of your Vintaj Relief Block to sand the raised areas of your stamping to show off the detail.
  10. Wait a few minutes for your stamping to dry.
  11. Once your leaf stamping is dry, open up a 4mm jump ring with your chain nose pliers and slide it through the hole on your stamping.
  12. Also slide on the last link from your 1.5" length of chain and close.
  13. Now open your earring hook (how you would a jump ring) and slide on the last links from all three lengths of chain (the sides without the bead dangles and leaf stamping) and close.
  14. You're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9649 - Antiqued Brass Fancy Krinkle Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 6.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-31046 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 10mm Round Amethyst AB (12)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7221 - Vintaj Natural Brass Altered Blank Stamping Ambrosial Leaf 30x14.5mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-9073 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Verdigris Teal - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9065 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Jade Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6840 - Antiqued Brass Beaded 7-Petal Flower Bead Caps - 9mm (24)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5522 - Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5450 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-1200 - Sizzix BIGkick Die Cut Machine - Vintaj Special Edition - Cut, Emboss, And Etch!
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-1204 - Vintaj DecoEtch Die For Sizzix Bigkick Machine - Foliage
Additional Information
Theme Spring
Ingredients CHA-9649, BCP-31046, PND-7221, XTL-9073, XTL-9065, BMB-6840, FHP-5522, FJR-5450,

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 Brass Fancy Krinkle Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: CHA-9649
Vintaj Natural Brass Altered Blank Stamping Ambrosial Leaf 30x14.5mm (1)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: PND-7221
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Verdigris Teal - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-9073
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Jade Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-9065
Antiqued Brass Beaded 7-Petal Flower Bead Caps - 9mm (24)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: BMB-6840
Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FHP-5522
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5450

Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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