Retired - Crystal Bronze Shade Etruscan Earrings

Retired - Crystal Bronze Shade Etruscan Earrings
Swarovski crystal bronze shade mini pear pendant drops shimmer below intricate Vintaj brass filigree in these Etruscan inspired earrings. You can almost imagine them being worn by a lady of ancient Rome or on
  • Project:E606
  • Skill Level:Beginner
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

  1. Remember to double these directions so that you make a matched pair of earrings!
  2. Take one of your Vintaj brass filigrees and using your chain nose pliers, gently close the bottom decorative swirls so that they form nice "loops" to use in the next step. Using your chain nose pliers, just squeeze the brass scroll so that it meets the body of the filigree.
  3. Cut a 7 inch length of Vintaj 26 gauge wire and start making a briolette wrap around one of the Swarovski crystal bronze shade 8mm mini pendant drops. Make sure the the end that you are going to be wrapping around the drop is 5 inches long. Start wrapping and keep wrapping around the top of the drop, over and over until you get to the bead hole. Then trim off excess wire with flush cutters. For the top part of your briolette wrap, make the loop and thread through it one of the bottom "loops" of your filigree. Finish the top part of your briolette wrap so that you have a loop at the top (which is already connected to the filigree) and the wrapping from it meets the bottom wrapping. You want it to look as much like a continual wrap as possible even though two ends of wire technically make up this wrap. Repeat this entire step with another two of the Swarovski drops.
  4. Cut 5 inches of Vintaj 26 gauge wire. Against the top back side of the filigree, line up 1/4 inch of wire and press against the filigree, you want to position it so that the tail of your wire is sticking up towards the top hole of the filigree. Still holding the 1/4 inch of wire in place, wrap the tail of the wire around the "neck" of the filigree, starting close up to the top hole but not covering it. Start an even, tight wrapping so that you are working your way down the neck of the filigree and covering that 1/4 inch you were holding in place. Keep wrapping until the 1/4 inch is completely covered. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters and take your chain nose pliers to press the rough wire end into the wrapping so that there is not a sharp exposed end.
  5. Open the bottom hoop of your brass french ear wire the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide the top loop of your Vintaj filigree into this hoop and close the hoop.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-7343 - Vintaj Natural Brass Latticework Chandelier Drop Charms 30.5mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4349 - Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 26 Gauge 120 Feet (1 Spool)
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-99962 - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal Pendant, 6128 Mini Pear, 8mm, 8 Pieces, Crystal Bronze Shade
    Project uses 6 pieces. 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
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Earring
Product Type Project
Technique Wire Wrapping
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Beginner
Project Status Retired
Ingredients FEA-6620, PND-7343, SWC-99962, WCR-4349

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 - Crystal Bronze Shade Etruscan Earrings

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

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pairs

$2.25
 / package  | SKU: FEA-6620
Retired - Crystal Bronze Shade Etruscan Earrings

Vintaj Natural Brass Latticework Chandelier Drop Charms 30.5mm (2)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

$3.49
 / package  | SKU: PND-7343
Retired - Crystal Bronze Shade Etruscan Earrings

Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 26 Gauge 120 Feet (1 Spool)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$9.49
 / package  | SKU: WCR-4349

Tools:

Retired - Crystal Bronze Shade Etruscan Earrings

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5514
Retired - Crystal Bronze Shade Etruscan Earrings

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Retired - Crystal Bronze Shade Etruscan Earrings

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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