Rio Rancho Earrings

PROJECT E2248
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Inspired by the southwest, these crescent earrings feature bohemian aged seed beads and a colorful focal from Zola Elements.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will also need a paper towel for this project.
  1. If you have not worked with Vintaj Patinas before please watch our video: here. Take the focal and apply some patina to the paper towel, then dab on to the etched side of the focal. You want the color to be lightly on the piece. Set aside.
  2. Take one ball head pin and string on one seed bead. Make a simple wire loop. Set aside. Repeat this step to make 14 total.
  3. Open the simple wire loop of one piece you just made, same as you would a jump ring. Attach this loop to one of the open holes at the bottom of the focal. Close the loop. Repeat until you have added all the simple loops.
  4. Cut off three inches of chain. Using the top loops of the focal, thread the chain from the back to the front on one side, across the center and then from the front to the back.
  5. Open one jump ring and attach both ends of the chain and one earring hook. Close the jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PNT-049 - Zola Elements Pendant Link, Chevron Arc Cutout Focal 34.5x26mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-9041 - Czech Glass, Bohemian Aged 6/0 Round Seed Beads, 10 Grams, Etched Green Turquoise and Labrador
    Project uses 28 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9626 - Antiqued Silver Plated Fine Cable Chain 1.7mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 6 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3091 - Antiqued Silver Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks 15x15mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3005 - Silver Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x20)
    Project uses 28 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9073 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Verdigris Teal - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients PNT-049, BCS-9041, FJR-5454, CHA-9626, FEA-3091, FHP-3005, XTL-9073,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Zola Elements Pendant Link, Chevron Arc Cutout Focal 34.5x26mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: PNT-049
Czech Glass, Bohemian Aged 6/0 Round Seed Beads, 10 Grams, Etched Green Turquoise and Labrador
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: BCS-9041
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Antiqued Silver Plated Fine Cable Chain, 1.7mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: CHA-9626
Antiqued Silver Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks 15x15mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.59 / Package | SKU: FEA-3091
Silver Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.70 / Package | SKU: FHP-3005
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Verdigris Teal - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$4.16 / Package | SKU: XTL-9073
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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