Retired - Sea and Sky Earrings

PROJECT E7064
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Envision the getaway of your daydreams and let these earrings take you there, with hand stamped words making a simple statement on Nunn Design blanks. Tiny Delica seed beads add a refreshing spritz of color.
Instructions
If you're new to metal stamping, you can check out our video on how to use metal punches to get started. In addition to the materials listed, you will also need some paper towels.
  1. Begin by watching the metal stamping technique shown in the first half of our video, how to metal punch bracelet blanks and use the EZ Bender tool (you can disregard the instructions for using the EZ Bender tool).
  2. Using ImpressArt stamp straight tape, map out your letters in the center of one gold stamping blank. Use your hammer and the BeadSmith lowercase stylish italic letter punches to punch the word "sea." Remove the tape.
  3. Squeeze some ImpressArt stamp enamel into the letter impressions and wipe away the excess with a paper towel. Set the pendant aside.
  4. Take 1 gold earring hook and use flat nose pliers to twist the loop at the bottom so it faces forward rather than sideways.
  5. Using pliers, open a jump ring. Slide it through the hole at the top of the stamped pendant and also through the loop at the bottom of the earring hook. Close the jump ring.
  6. Slide 5 blue Miyuki Delica seed beads onto the wire tip of the earring hook, and push them past the bend so they sit over the loop where the pendant hangs.
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 to make the second earring, stamping the word "sky" onto the second blank. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-128 - Nunn Design Flat Tag Pendant, Mini Half Oval 13x14.5mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-6235 - ImpressArt Stamp Enamel, Darkens Stamped Impressions, 1.1 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-2134 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Duracoat Opaque Delphinium Blue DB2134
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5457 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-106 - Nunn Design Earring Findings, Open Oval Hoop Ear Wire with Loop 15.5x44mm, 1 Pair, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0759 - Beadsmith 27 Piece Lowercase Stylish Italic Alphabet Letters A-Z Punch Set For Metal 3mm
  • XTL-0277 - ImpressArt Brass Hammer For Metal Stamping - 1 Pound - 1 Piece
  • XTL-0250 - Eurotool Bench Block Helper - Rubber Base With Interchangeable Steel And Nylon Blocks
  • XTL-0199 - Impress Art Stamp Straight Tape - For Metal Punches - Lines Up Letters Perfectly
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Summer, Personalization, Nautical
Ingredients PND-128, XTL-6235, DB-2134, FJR-5457, FEA-106,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Duracoat Opaque Delphinium Blue DB2134
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: DB-2134
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5457
Nunn Design Earring Findings, Open Oval Hoop Ear Wire with Loop 15.5x44mm, 1 Pair, Antiqued Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: FEA-106
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