Bird of Paradise Earrings

Project #13810

The ears have it! Create your own custom-made jewelry with Sizzix DecoEmboss and DecoEtch dies by Vintaj.

Other Supplies: French Ear Wires, Jump Rings, 31mm x 26.5mm Guitar Pick (Vintaj Item# P0057R), Vintaj Glaze (Vintaj Item# VPK34834), Vintaj Patinas, Beads, Wire

Emboss two Guitar Pick Vintaj Natural Brass Altered Metal blanks using the Bird of Paradise DecoEtch die. Emboss two small square blanks using the Ocean Reef DecoEmboss die. Use a paintbrush to apply Vintaj Patinas to the blanks. While Patina is still slightly wet, buff with the dark gray side of the Metal Reliefing block to highlight the raised designs. Punch or drill additional holes in the embossed blanks for linking. Bend each small square blank in half around a large jump ring and secure in place by linking to the narrow side of a Guitar Pick. Wire wrap around the top of each bead that will dangle. Attach each bead to the bottom of the Guitar Picks with a jump ring. Attach the large jump rings 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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