Retired - Victorian Angel Earrings

PROJECT E708
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Let these pretty Victorian style angel earrings bring you happiness and joy this holiday season. Their silver, brass, and ivory color palette is elegantly subdued and will look lovely paired with a variety of festive outfits.
Instructions
Don't forget to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings! You will also need a paint brush for this project.
  1. Start by mixing 1 drop of silver color Vintaj metallic patina paint with 2 drops of Vintaj glaze. Paint the mixture onto your angel wings, bead cap, and Vintaj emblazonry filigree. For the filigree, paint a heavier coat near the base and then gradually use less paint until you are not using any at all up towards the top. Let dry.
  2. Take your Vintaj relief block and use it to gently buff your angel wings, bead cap, and filigree - removing some of the paint and exposing the shiny brass below.
  3. Place onto an eye pin 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 8mm round faux pearl in ivory, the painted angel wings, 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5mm round faux pearl in ivory, and 1 painted bead cap (pointing away from the bead so it forms a crown). Create a simple wire loop after the bead cap and snip off excess wire with flush cutters.
  4. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and link it to the simple loop you created in the previous step. Close the loop.
  5. Open the eye pin loop at the base of your angel and connect it to the top filigree hole on your painted filigree. Close the loop back up.
  6. Happy Holidays!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWP-8045 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Ivory
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-5045 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 5mm, 50 Pieces, Ivory
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5526 - Vintaj Natural Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inches (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5707 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Angel Wing Beads 21mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6620 - Vintaj Natural Brass Classic French Ear Wire 20mm (2 Pair)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7341 - Vintaj Natural Brass Emblazonry Filigree Charm 25.5mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9074 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Nouveau Silver - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9090 - Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 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
Theme Vintage Look, Christmas, Christian Faith
Ingredients SWP-8045, SWP-5045, FHP-5526, BMB-5707, FEA-6620, PND-7341, XTL-9074, XTL-9090,

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.
Vintaj Natural Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1.5 Inches (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FHP-5526
Vintaj Natural Brass Classic French Ear Wire 20mm (2 Pair)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$1.91 / Package | SKU: FEA-6620
Vintaj Natural Brass Emblazonry Filigree Charm 25.5mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: PND-7341
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Nouveau Silver - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$7.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-9074
Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$4.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-9090

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
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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