Salton Earrings

PROJECT E8055
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Silver accents illuminate these light-weight statement earrings featuring Zola Elements acetate pendants. The BeadSmith two-hole metal punch is used to add holes to the acetate, facilitating the attachment of three oval stamping blanks for embellishment. Flat cable chain dangles add texture and movement to the design.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will need a marking pen to complete this project.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Punch Holes in Acetate Using the BeadSmith Two-Hole Metal Punch Tool.
  2. Using what you have learned in the video, make one hole in the bottom center of your Zola Elements acetate pendant using the 1.5mm hole size on the tool. You can use the edge of your caliper or ruler to align your hole with the pre-existing hole at the top of your pendant.
  3. Use your caliper or ruler to measure 7mm up either side from the center hole you made in step 2, and make two more holes in your pendant.
  4. Use pliers to open a 5mm jump ring and slide on the hole of one oval stamping blank. Also slide on one of the holes on your acetate pendant that you made in step 1. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach two more oval stamping blanks to your pendant.
  5. Use flush cutters to cut five lengths of flat cable chain, ranging in length from 0.5 inch to 1 inch.
  6. Open another jump ring and slide on the end links of each of your chains from step 3. Also slide on the top hole of your acetate pendant. Close the jump ring.
  7. To attach your earring hook: first, use pliers to change the orientation of the loop on your earring hook. Then open the loop the same way you would open a jump ring, and slide on the jump ring at the top of your acetate pendant. Be sure that your chain dangles are facing forward (see photo for reference).
  8. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PNT-099 - Zola Elements Acetate Pendant, Open Drop 22x31mm, 2 Pieces, Black Pearl Multi-Colored
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-1311 - Sterling Silver Flat Cable Chain 2mm Wide x 3mm Long -Bulk- Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 8 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-3149 - Silver Filled Blank Stamping 'Oval Charms' Jewelry Tags 12x6mm (2)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • FJR-8071 - Silver Filled Open Jump Rings 5mm 22 Gauge (24)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1201 - Silver Filled Long Flattened Ear Wire 18.5mm (10 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-9040 - Beadsmith Brass Gauge Caliper Measure & Convert Inches/Metric
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho
Ingredients PNT-099, CHA-1311, PND-3149, FJR-8071, FEA-1201,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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 Acetate Pendant, Open Drop 22x31mm, 2 Pieces, Black Pearl Multi-Colored
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: PNT-099
Sterling Silver Flat Cable Chain, 2 x 3mm Long, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$7.05 / Package | SKU: CHA-1311
Final Sale - Silver Filled Blank Stamping 'Oval Charms' Jewelry Tags 12x6mm (2)
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.20 / Package | SKU: PND-3149
Silver Filled Open Jump Rings 5mm 22 Gauge (24)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.50 / Package | SKU: FJR-8071
Silver Filled Long Flattened Ear Wire 18.5mm (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$7.45 / Package | SKU: FEA-1201
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Brass Gauge Caliper Measure & Convert Inches/Metric
$10.25 / Package | SKU: XTL-9040

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