Retired - An Owl in the Forest Earrings

Retired - An Owl in the Forest Earrings
So 'charming', these little owls stand watch amongst the forest leaves. Gilder's Paste was used to color the owls and the leaves, it really adds dimension and warmth to the set.
  • Project:E613
  • Skill Level:Beginner
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

  1. Remember to double these instructions to make your matched set of earrings!
  2. Gilder's Paste is a wonderful way of coloring a lot of your jewelry components. For this project, we will just be using our fingers and a paper towel to apply the paste.
  3. Dip the tip of one of your fingers lightly into the African Bronze Gilder's paste ( a little goes a long way). Brush your finger over the top of the Vintaj Arte Metal leaves, coloring their tops. You can utilize one of two techniques for this. If you want a lighter touch like I did in the photo, just brush over the top of the raised design with your finger and set aside to dry. If you want more color, then really press your paste-coated finger into the Arte Metal charm and allow the paste to go into all the recesses of the design. Then, take a paper towel and wipe off the excess, exposing the dark original color on the raised area.
  4. Next, wipe off your finger and dip it into the Antique Gold Gilder's Paste. Using your finger, smudge your Gilder's Paste into the detailed areas of your owl charm. Take your paper towel and wipe off excess. Next, dip your finger back into the African Bronze color and brush it along the owl's wing. Set aside to dry.
  5. For the next steps, just make sure all your charms are facing the same direction as each other when you attach them.
  6. Cut a chain length that is 4 links long. Open a link at one end the same way you would open a jump ring and insert the hoop at the top of the owl charm. Close the link.
  7. Carefully open the 3rd link and insert the loop at the top of one of the leaf charms. Close the link back up.
  8. Open the loop at the bottom of your french ear wire (the same way you would open a jump ring) and insert the 4th (which is the end) chain link as well as the loop at the top of your leaf charm. Close the loop back up.
  9. Have a "hoot" wearing these earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-7130 - Vintaj Natural Brass Chain 9.5mm x 6.2mm Etched Cable Chain - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7281 - Vintaj Arte Metal Heart Leaf Ivy Charms 13x12mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7283 - Vintaj Arte Metal Perching Owl Charms 22.5x9.5mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1102 - Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'Antique Gold' 1 oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1101 - Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'African Bronze' 1 oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6620 - Vintaj Natural Brass Classic French Ear Wire 20mm (2 Pair)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Earring
Product Type Project
Technique Mixed Media, Patina & Coloring
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Beginner
Project Status Retired
Ingredients CHA-7130, FEA-6620, PND-7281, PND-7283, XTL-1101, XTL-1102

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - An Owl in the Forest Earrings

Vintaj Natural Brass Chain 9.5mm x 6.2mm Etched Cable Chain - Bulk By The Foot

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = By The Foot

Regular Price: $5.75

Special Price $4.31

 / package  | SKU: CHA-7130
Retired - An Owl in the Forest Earrings

Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'Antique Gold' 1 oz

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

Regular Price: $12.99

Special Price $9.74

 / package  | SKU: XTL-1102
Retired - An Owl in the Forest Earrings

Vintaj Natural Brass Classic French Ear Wire 20mm (2 Pair)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pairs

Regular Price: $2.25

Special Price $1.69

 / package  | SKU: FEA-6620
Retired - An Owl in the Forest Earrings

Vintaj Arte Metal Perching Owl Charms 22.5x9.5mm (2)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

Regular Price: $2.49

Special Price $1.87

 / package  | SKU: PND-7283
Retired - An Owl in the Forest Earrings

Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'African Bronze' 1 oz

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

Regular Price: $12.99

Special Price $9.74

 / package  | SKU: XTL-1101

Tools:

Retired - An Owl in the Forest Earrings

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

Regular Price: $13.75

Special Price $10.31

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600

Out of stock

Retired - An Owl in the Forest Earrings

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

Regular Price: $6.99

Special Price $5.24

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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