Crystal Copper Earrings

Project #13245
13245

Show off your groovy side! With the Sizzix DecoEtch Botanical Flourish Die by Vintaj, you can literally make your mark with intricately etched patterns onto Vintaj blanks.



Other Supplies: 3.5mm x 2mm Fine Ornate Chain (Vintaj Item# CH10R) (CH10), 33.5mm Copper Large Circle Blank (Vintaj Item# CHW0005R) (CHW0005), 4.75mm Arte Metal Jump Ring (Vintaj Item# AJR0001R) (AJR0001), Vintaj Patina - Onyx (Vintaj Item# VPK34797), Vintaj Glaze (Vintaj Item# VPK34834), 1.5mm Hole Punch Pliers (Vintaj Item# V-PLHP15-SH), Swarovski Crystal Elements from Beadaholique.com: 6mm Flower Margarita Beads - Light Colorado Topaz (2), 4mm Bicone Beads - Crystal Copper (4), 6mm Round Beads - Crystal Copper (4), 6mm Bicone Beads - Crystal Copper (2), 6mm Bicone Pendant Beads - Light Colorado Topaz (4), 16mm x 11mm Baroque Pendants - Light Colorado Topaz (2)

Emboss two Vintaj Artisan Copper Metal blanks using the Botanical Flourish DecoEtch die. Use a paint brush to apply Onyx Vintaj Patina to the impressions on the blank and use a paper towel to remove the paint while it is still wet, leaving it only in the impressions to accentuate the design. Buff with the Metal Reliefing block to highlight the raised designs. Punch or drill five holes at the bottom of each etched blank. Attach strung Swarovski crystal elements from fine ornate chain to create a cascading chandelier effect. Attach each etched blank an eye pin strung with a bead to French Ear Wires to form earrings. If desired, Vintaj Glaze can be used as a sealer for natural metals to prevent oxidation. It is fast-drying, durable and permanent with a satin finish.

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