Retired - Sumatra Earrings

Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
With global bohemian style, the Sumatra earrings feature large Vintaj brass pendants painted with turquoise and gold patina in an abstract, deconstructed look.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will also need a paint brush for this project.
  1. Before you begin, watch the videos on How to Use the Vintaj Metal File and How to Use the Vintaj Relief Block. You will be using a relief block and file on your pendants in an upcoming step.
  2. Using your paint brush, paint the upper portion of your pendant with antiqued gold patina. Make sure to not add too much patina.
  3. Clean your paint brush and now paint on a few dabs of turquoise patina onto the bottom portion of your stamping. Please see photo for reference as my pattern is completely abstract.
  4. While your pendant is still a little wet, take your Vintaj relief block, and using the side, start sanding the raised areas of your stamping to show off the detail. Set the stamping aside to fully dry.
  5. Next, using your Vintaj file, make simple scuff marks across your pendant. I went all around the pendant and on top of the patina as well. See photo.
  6. Once fully dry, open an antique brass kidney ear wire, slide it through the hole at the top of your pendant and close.
  7. You're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-6708 - Antiqued Brass Earring Hooks Kidney Wires 36mm (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7577 - Vintaj Natural Brass Native Adornment Stamping Pendant 30x36mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-9075 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Victorian Gold - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. 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.

  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-2221 - Vintaj Special Edition - Metal File 2 Cut - 3 Long 0.40 Wide
Additional Information
Ingredients FEA-6708, PND-7577,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
Earring Findings, Kidney Wire Hook 36mm, Antiqued Brass (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$4.67 / Package | SKU: FEA-6708
Vintaj Natural Brass Native Adornment Stamping Pendant 28x36mm (1 pcs)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: PND-7577
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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