Retired - Pressed Flowers Earrings

PROJECT E503
Designer: Kathy Mannix
Skill Level: Beginner
Bring Swarovski crystal and Vintaj filigree together to make a pair of beautiful companion earrings to the Pressed Flower Necklace.
Instructions
Take one of the rivets (FCO-4674), thread on one of the small daisy washers face down. Place the rivet through the center hole of one of the 2 brass filigree flowers (PND-7259). Place a plain brass washer (PND-7267) on the back of the brass filigree flower onto the rivet. Trim off part of the rivet making sure to leave 1/16th of inch. Use your mini ball pein hammer and tap the rivet gently to flatten until it is flush with the plain brass washer. Cut off 2 pieces of 26 gauge brass wire (WCR-4226) 10 inches long. Set one piece aside. Thread the other piece of 26 gauge wire through the front of the brass filigree flower using one of the top 2 holes of the flower petal. Leave about a 1/4 of an inch sticking out of the back. Bend the 1/4 inch piece over to anchor it for a moment. This helps to anchor the wire while you weave on the Swarovski crystal 3mm bicones (it doesn’t matter which color you pick, as you will be using 5 of each.) Thread a 3mm Swarovski crystal bicone onto the front part of the wire. Now thread the wire back through the second hole of the petal. You will be alternating each color. Weave the wire back and forth through the 2 top holes on the petals, thread one bead on each time you weave and remember to alternate the colors. When you finish weaving all 10 bicones on to the flower, you should have ended up back at the 1/4 inch wire you started with. Now just twist the wires together with your fingers (just like a twist tie on a loaf of bread). Cut off the remaining wire leaving about a 1/8th of an inch. Lay it flat on the back squeezing it gently with a pair of chain nose pliers to flatten it down. Repeat these steps with the other brass filigree flower.Now using the 24 gauge wire (WCR-4207), wire wrap a loop onto one of the filigree flower pieces. Close loop.Thread on a Caribbean Blue (SWC-1325) 3mm bicone, a small brass gear bead (BMB-4220) and another Caribbean Blue 3mm bicone. Finish wire wrapping a loop at the other end and close. Open the ear wire loop (FEA-6020). Insert the wrapped loop of the brass flower filigree piece you just finished onto the loop of the ear wire and then close. Now take one of the open jump rings (FJR-5340) and thread it through the Aquamarine Baroque and through the bottom of the brass flower filigree piece. (see photo) Close the jump ring (LINK).Repeat all of the steps to make the second earring.Please refer to photo for more detailed information.
Keywords: bp-vintajTip: Check package quantities for each component. You may have extra material to make more than one finished project, or will have leftovers for other projects. In some cases, adding on just one more package of a component may be all you need to make multiple pieces.
All designs © Beadaholique Inc.WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-7259 - Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Filigree Flower Stamping 20mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7265 - Vintaj Natural Brass Decorative Pinwheel Washer Flowers 7.5mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7267 - Vintaj Natural Brass Decorative Standard Washer 9.5mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4674 - Vintaj Natural Brass 1/4 Inch Nail Head Rivets (20 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4220 - Vintaj Natural Brass Gear Flower Spacer Beads 6mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-1325 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Caribbean Blue Opal
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1336 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Aquamarine AB
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-9622 - Swarovski Crystal, 6090 Baroque Pendant 16x11mm, 2 Pieces, Aquamarine
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6020 - Antiqued Brass Leverback Earrings - 10 Earring Findings
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4201 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 20 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4349 - Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 26 Gauge 120 Feet (1 Spool)
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5340 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4mm Open 21 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Boho
Ingredients PND-7259, PND-7265, PND-7267, FCO-4674, BMB-4220, SWC-1325, SWBB-1336, SWC-9622, FEA-6020, WCR-4201, WCR-4349, FJR-5340,

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.
Final Sale - Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Filigree Flower Stamping 20mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.03 / Package | SKU: PND-7259
Vintaj Natural Brass Decorative Pinwheel Washer Flowers 7.5mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: PND-7265
Vintaj Natural Brass, 1/4 Inch Nail Head Rivets for Leather, 20 Pieces
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: FCO-4674
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Aquamarine AB
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.60 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1336
Swarovski Crystal, #6090 Baroque Pendant 16x11mm, 2 Pieces, Aquamarine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.95 / Package | SKU: SWC-9622
Antiqued Brass Leverback Earrings - 10 Earring Findings
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: FEA-6020
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 20 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.55 / Package | SKU: WCR-4201
Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 26 Gauge 120 Feet (1 Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.75 / Package | SKU: WCR-4349
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4mm Open 21 Gauge (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: FJR-5340
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