Retired - Regency Miss Earrings

PROJECT E618
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
So very classic in design, these cameo earrings are as stylish today as they would have been nearly 200 years ago. Surprisingly simple to make, you will be delighted with the results of your efforts.
Instructions
  1. Gilders Paste is a wonderful way of coloring a lot of your jewelry components. For this project, we will just be using our fingers and a paper towel to apply the paste. There are varying opinions as to if you need to seal the Gilders Paste after it has fully dried for 12 hours. We recommend that you do seal it with a clear matte finish acrylic spray sealer. I found that 3 light coats worked best. You can purchase such an item at art stores and some hardware stores.
  2. Using your fingers, smear Gilders Paste in African Bronze all over your 2 bezel settings. Also smear it onto the bali detail of your earring hooks. Take a paper towel to wipe off any excess and re-expose some of the silver below. If you wipe off too much, you can just apply some more with your fingers. Let dry for 12 hours.
  3. Place a piece of tape over the part of the ear hook which will eventually go in your ear. Lay out the ear hooks and the bezel settings on a piece of paper or other disposable surface outside. Spray seal and let dry.
  4. Remove the tape from your ear hooks.
  5. Take your vintage style lucite oval cameo with the lady's profile and place a dab of E6000 adhesive on the backside of the cameo. Place into the oval of the same size on your bezel setting. Make sure the lady's head is oriented in the direction of the loop at the top of the bezel. Do this with both cameos and bezel settings. Let dry.
  6. At the back of the bali detail on your earring hook there is a small loop. Open this loop the same way you would open a jump ring and attach to this loop the loop at the top of your bezel setting. Close the loop. Repeat with your other earring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPCB-345 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-8572 - Antiqued Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Bali Style Teardrop Detail (5 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5772 - Antiqued Silver Plated 18x13mm Oval Bezel Pendant Beaded Edge (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1101 - Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'African Bronze' 1 oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients SPCB-345, FEA-8572, PND-5772, XTL-1054, XTL-1101,

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 Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Bali Style Teardrop Detail (5 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$4.69 / Package | SKU: FEA-8572
Antiqued Silver Plated 18x13mm Oval Bezel Pendant Beaded Edge (1)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: PND-5772
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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