Retired - Ziggy Earrings

PROJECT E750
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These rock and roll style earrings feature a heavily textured star stamping complimented by jet hematite crystals. They are fun, lightweight, and a great intro into metal working.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Using the waffle face on the 12 face hammer, texturize your Vintaj natural brass north star stamping. Hammer it pretty heavily so the entire surface is covered in the waffle pattern.
  2. Use the Vintaj Relief Block to sand the surface of your star stamping.
  3. Place onto an eye pin 1 Preciosa 6mm bicone in jet hematite and then create a simple wire loop after the bead. Make a large enough loop so that the star stamping can be linked to it and will hang nicely.
  4. Open the simple wire loop that you just made and link it to your star stamping, close the link. Open the loop on the other side of the bead and link this to your earring hook. Close the link back up.
  5. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCZ-5614 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Jet Hematite' (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5525 - Vintaj Natural Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7206 - Vintaj Natural Brass Stamping Altered Blank North Star 28mm (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.

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-0003 - Beadsmith Metalwork Hammer With Twelve Interchangeable Faces
  • XTL-0264 - Eurotool Dual Utility Bench Block 3 x 3 Inches - Steel Anvil With Wood Base
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Additional Information
Ingredients BCZ-5614, FHP-5525, PND-7206, FEA-6620,

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 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: FHP-5525
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

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
Beadsmith Metalwork Hammer With Twelve Interchangeable Faces
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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