Retired - Spring Leap Earrings

PROJECT E677
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
A petite leaping frog charm dangles below an aged looking filigree chandelier drop in these fetching earrings. The use of Vintaj patinas adds depth and dimension to these easy-to-make earrings.
Instructions
Please watch the video on How to Use Vintaj Patinas and Glaze.
  1. From what you learned in the video, paint layer of jade and moss patina on your Vintaj Pinnacle chandelier drop. Make the two paint colors look "splotchy". Before they dry, dab with a paper towel to remove some of the patina and to create a more modeled look. Let dry. Looking at the photo, paint the middle diamond pattern using the agate color patina. Let dry.
  2. Take your Vintaj relief block and lightly sand the surface to give it a weathered look and to expose some of the brass below.
  3. Now take your Vintaj teensie round frog charm. Paint a light coat of agate patina over the entire front. If need be, blot the surface with a paper towel to remove excess patina. Now, looking at the photo, paint the little frog and reeds with moss and jade patinas. Let dry.
  4. Take a 1" eye pin and place a Swarovski vintage rose 4mm bicone onto it. Create a simple wire loop after the bead. Open one of the simple wire loops and attach it to the loop at the top of the frog charm. Close the loop. Open the loop on the other side of the bicone and attach it to the bottom loop on your pinnacle drop. Close the loop.
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook the same way you would open a jump ring and attach this to the loop at the top of your pinnacle drop. Close the loop.
  6. All done!
You will also need a paint brush for this project and don't forget to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings.WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-3062 - Antiqued Brass Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6285 - Antiqued Brass Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7090 - Vintaj Natural Brass Round Teensie Frog Charm Beads 9.5mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7337 - Vintaj Natural Brass Pinnacle Chandelier Drop Charms 31.8mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-1497 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Vintage Rose
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9068 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Yellow Ochre - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9067 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Moss Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9060 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Beige Agate - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Additional Information
Ingredients FEA-3062, FHP-6285, PND-7090, PND-7337, SWBI-1497, XTL-9068, XTL-9067, XTL-9060,

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 Fish Hook Earring Hooks 15x15mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: FEA-3062
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Vintage Rose
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1497
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Yellow Ochre - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-9068
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Moss Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-9067

Tools and Other Supplies:

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

Related Video [VIEW ALL VIDEOS]

You recently viewed

Clear recently viewed