Retired - Whimsy Go-Round Earrings

PROJECT E672
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Add a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe with these charming earrings. This design reminds me of a carousel at a fair and the butterfly pattern on the channel bead is as lovely as a flower in Spring.
Instructions
NOTE: You will also need a paint brush for this project. Also, if you are not concerned with the image on your bead exactly matching, you can just purchase 1 sheet of collage images and use two different images from it.
  1. To start this project, please watch the video: How to Apply Collage Images to Nunn Design Channel Bead Cores and Make an Earring.
  2. The entire project is demonstrated in the above video. Here is a quick run-down if you do not wish to watch the video:
  3. Cut your collage image to fit into the bead channel. Paint Nunn glue on the backside of the image and then press into place on the gold bead core. Let dry. Paint a layer of Nunn Sealant over the image, all the way around. Let dry.
  4. Onto a gold head pin, place 1 Swarovski 4mm bicone in light amethyst, 1 Swarovski 6mm round bead in pacific opal, your bead core from above, another round bead and another bicone.
  5. Create a wrapped wire loop after the last bead and snip off excess wire with flush cutters.
  6. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and link it to the wrapped wire loop you just made. Close the loop at the base of your earring.
  7. All done! Don't forget to make a second earring to have your matched set.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-9000 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24K Gold Plated Large Hole Channel Bead Core 13mm (1 Bead)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3020 - 22K Gold Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3013 - 22K Gold Plated Ball Head Pins 24 Gauge 2 Inch (x20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0637 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Pacific Opal
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9560 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Butterflies - Fits Channel Beads (1 Half Sheet)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Spring, Easter
Ingredients BMB-9000, FEA-3020, FHP-3013, SWC-0637, XTL-1031, XTL-1032, XTL-9560,

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.
Nunn Design Antiqued 24K Gold Plated Large Hole Channel Bead Core 13mm (1 Bead)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: BMB-9000
22K Gold Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks 15x15mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: FEA-3020
22K Gold Plated Ball Head Pins 24 Gauge 2 Inch (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: FHP-3013
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Pacific Opal
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.22 / Package | SKU: SWC-0637
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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