Sun Drop Earrings

PROJECT E2207
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Big and bold, these colorful filigree earrings are sure to make a statement to any summer outfit.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will also need a few paper towels for this project.
  1. Begin by using the Vintaj Patina on the filigree piece and the earring post. Please watch our video: How to Use Vintaj Patinas and Glaze. In this video you will see how to add the color. Wipe off the excess paint quickly with a paper towel to reveal more silver underneath. Set these aside.
  2. Next cut two lengths of chain, 14 links long. Set these aside.
  3. Take one head pin and string on one bead. Make a simple wire loop. Repeat this step 8 more times.
  4. To assemble the earring, take one head pin with a bead on it and open the loop, same as you would a jump ring, and attach it to the bottom center loop of the filigree piece. Attach the remaining pieces to the other loops of the filigree, leaving the top two loops without.
  5. Open another jump ring and attach one length of chain to one of the top loops of the filigree. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Attach another jump ring to both top ends of the chains. Make sure that the chains are not twisted so that the earring will swing properly.
  7. Attach one final jump ring to the jump ring you just added and to the loop of the earring post.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-34147 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Two Tone Fuchsia/Tangerine (50)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5141 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6351 - Antiqued Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-01051 - TierraCast Earring Post, Round Jardin 12mm, 1 Pair, Antiqued Pewter
    Project uses 1 Pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1016 - Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic with Pad 7x11mm, 50 Pieces, Silver Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5722 - Antiqued Silver Plated Half Circle Looped Filigree Stamping 30x50mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-9086 - Vintaj Patina, Opaque Permanent Ink For Metal, 0.5 Ounce Bottle, Malachite
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9650 - Antiqued Silver Plated Textured Cable Chain 2.3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 6 Inches. 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
  • XTL-880 - ICE Resin, Angled Paint Brushes for ICED Enamels & Paper Sealant, 6 Pack
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho
Ingredients BCP-34147, FJR-5141, FHP-6351, FEA-01051, FEA-1016, PND-5722, XTL-9086, CHA-9650,

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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Two Tone Fuchsia/Tangerine (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BCP-34147
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-5141
Antiqued Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.59 / Package | SKU: FHP-6351
TierraCast Earring Post, Round Jardin 12mm, 1 Pair, Antiqued Pewter
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-01051
Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic with Pad 7x12mm, 50 Pcs, Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: FEA-1016
Antiqued Silver Plated Half Circle Looped Filigree Stamping 30x50mm (1)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.80 / Package | SKU: PND-5722
Vintaj Patina, Opaque Permanent Ink For Metal, 0.5 Ounce Bottle, Malachite
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$6.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-9086
Antiqued Silver Plated Textured Cable Chain, 2.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: CHA-9650
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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