Retired - Tea Rose Earrings

Retired - Tea Rose Earrings
These pretty earrings are both charming and romantic. The color palette of rich brown, warm copper, dark green, and intense ruby lends a regal old world feel to the design and the sparkling SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal chatons really 'pop' against the dark background.
  • Project:E687
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

Remember to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Although it is for a different project, the video: How to Make a "Tuffet" Ring with Crystal Clay, Chatons,and a Bezel Ring might help you with this project if you are not familiar with how to mix Crystal Clay or place chatons into the clay.
  2. Begin by mixing up a small amount of dark brown Crystal Clay about the size of a blueberry. Roll this into a ball and place it in the center of your Nunn Design bezel. Smooth out the edges so that it becomes a dome in the bezel. Next place a copper metal rose bead into the center of the clay dome and press down so that half of the bead is fully submerged in the clay (and you can not see the holes). Smooth out your clay again so that the dome is just slightly bulging beneath the rose bead but is fairly uniform. See photo.
  3. Place Swarovski crystal chatons size pp10 in two rows circling the center rose bead. To do this, start with the row closest to the bezel edge, place the chatons into the clay, and try to line them up as close to each other as possible but do not let them touch. Once you have completed a full circle, make the next row which will be circling the rose bead. Let cure overnight, but while you are waiting, proceed to the next step.
  4. Mix up a very small amount of dark brown Crystal Clay about the size of a petite pea. Roll into a ball. Place onto one eye pin: 1 Swarovski crystal faux pearl, the Crystal Clay ball (just put the pin through the middle and slide down so it rests on the pearl), and a copper metal rose bead. Squish the beads together so that the clay looks like a thick ring between the two beads. Add chatons to the clay, alternating between large and small ones as you work your way around the clay ring. Let cure overnight. Make a simple wire loop after the metal rose bead and snip off excess wire with flush cutters.
  5. Open the loop at the base of your pearl from the dangle above and link it to the loop at the top of your clay filled bezel setting. Close the loop back up.
  6. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and link it to the simple wire loop at the top of your dangle from the previous step. Close the loop.
  7. Mix up a very, very small amount of Crystal Clay and wrap it around the base of your earring hook between the loop and the curve of the earring, do not completely cover the loop, and smooth out the edges. Place a chaton into the clay in the front. See photo. Let cure overnight.
  8. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-6952 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Ornate Circle Bezel Pendant 22mm(1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWP-8043 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-1048 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inches (24)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3018 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Fish Hook Earring Hooks 16mm (24)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3295 - TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter 3-D Rose Beads 7.5mm (4)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-12487 -
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-11087 - Swarovski Crystal, 1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Ruby
    Project uses 80 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWCH-52487 - Swarovski Crystal, 1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp24, 36 Pieces, Ruby
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Earring
Product Type Project
Technique Epoxy Clay, Mixed Media
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients BMB-3295, FEA-3018, FHP-1048, PND-6952, SWCH-11087, SWCH-12487, SWCH-52487, SWP-8043

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 - Tea Rose Earrings

TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter 3-D Rose Beads 7.5mm (4)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 4 Pieces

$3.60
 / package  | SKU: BMB-3295
Retired - Tea Rose Earrings

Swarovski Crystal, #1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp24, 36 Pieces, Ruby

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 36 Pieces

$2.30
 / package  | SKU: SWCH-52487
Retired - Tea Rose Earrings

Genuine Antiqued Copper Fish Hook Earring Hooks 16mm (24)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 24 Pieces

$4.55
 / package  | SKU: FEA-3018
Retired - Tea Rose Earrings

Genuine Antiqued Copper Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inches (24)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 24 Pieces

$2.65
 / package  | SKU: FHP-1048
Retired - Tea Rose Earrings

Swarovski Crystal, #1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Ruby

You will need 2 package(s).

1 package = 0.2g (50)

$2.69
 / package  | SKU: SWCH-11087

Tools:

Retired - Tea Rose Earrings

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5514
Retired - Tea Rose Earrings

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600

Out of stock

Retired - Tea Rose Earrings

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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