Retired - Red Velvet Earrings

PROJECT E813
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Inspired by Victorian-era colors and design, these drop earrings are as fashionable today as they would have been over 100 years ago. Wear them casually with a pair of jeans or dress them up with something fancier for a night out.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Use the Vintaj relief block to gently sand the top surface of your connector and drop. This will bring out the details by exposing the shiny brass beneath the darker coating.
  2. Onto an eye pin place 1 red bead. Create a simple wire loop after the bead and trim off excess wire with flush cutters.
  3. Open the loop at the base of the bead (the same way you would open a jump ring) and link onto it the Vintaj drop pendant. Close the loop.
  4. Open the loop on the other side of the bead and link onto it the Vintaj connector filigree. Close the loop.
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and connect it to the top of the connector filigree. Close the loop.
  6. Wear and enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BGL-10302 - Chinese Glass Beads, Faceted Rondelles 8.5x12mm, 16 Inch Strand, Opaque Red
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6281 - Antiqued Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-3738 - Vintaj Natural Brass, Parisian Drop Pendant 29x14mm, 2 Pieces
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3730 - Vintaj Natural Brass, Cathedral Connector 16x12mm, 2 Pieces
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3700 - Vintaj Natural Brass, Round Ear Wire 30mm, 4 Pieces
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Ingredients BGL-10302, FHP-6281, PND-3738, FCO-3730, FEA-3700,

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 Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.65 / Package | SKU: FHP-6281
Vintaj Natural Brass, Cathedral Connector 16x12mm, 2 Pieces
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: FCO-3730
Vintaj Natural Brass, Round Ear Wire 30mm, 4 Pieces
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.76 / Package | SKU: FEA-3700
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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