Retired - Wise Old Owls Earrings

PROJECT E1017
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Beginner
Conjure up images of dark, mysterious forests with these earrings featuring Vintaj components and Swarovski Crystal accents. Perfect to wear when you're feeling in a woodsy mood.
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to create your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Begin by watching the video: How to Use the Vintaj Relief Block. Use the relief block as demonstrated in the video to highlight your Vintaj natural brass three perched owls pendant link.
  2. On your length of Vintaj natural brass 2mm figaro chain, find a long link a couple of inches from the end. Fold your chain at this link, so that both ends hang from the one long link. With your chain folded like this, measure about 1 7/8" and cut the chain on both sides.
  3. Cut a second length of chain about 1 1/8" long. Use a 4mm, 21 gauge Vintaj natural brass jump ring to attach this length of chain to the center long link in the first length of chain.
  4. Open the loop on a Vintaj natural brass fine French Ear Wire and insert the center long link from your chain. Close the loop.
  5. You should now have three pieces of chain hanging from your ear wire, one shorter than the other two.
  6. Use a jump ring to attach one of the longer pieces of chain to one side of the owl pendant link. Repeat this process to attach the other long piece of chain to the other side of the owl pendant link. Make sure that your pendant link is face up when you attach it.
  7. Insert a 1", 21 gauge vintaj natural brass head pin into a 4mm olivine Swarovski Crystal bicone bead. Create a simple wire loop after the bead.
  8. Open the loop on the head pin and hang the crystal bead from the last link on the shorter piece of chain. Close the loop.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-7185 - Vintaj Natural Brass 2mm Figaro Chain - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 4 inches. You will need 1 package.

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

  • FHP-5522 - Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5340 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4mm Open 21 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7336 - Vintaj Natural Brass Three Perched Owls 2 Hole Pendant Link 13x22mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBI-1446 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Olivine
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-7185, FEA-6620, FHP-5522, FJR-5340, PND-7336, SWBI-1446,

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 Figaro Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-7185
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 Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FHP-5522
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4mm Open 21 Gauge (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5340
Vintaj Natural Brass Three Perched Owls 2 Hole Pendant Link 13x22mm (1)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: PND-7336
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Olivine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1446
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
$12.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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