It’s our lucky day, and yours too – Becky Nunn of Nunn Design has once again created a stunning mixed media design exclusively for our blog! You’re sure to lose yourself in the cool, captivating color of Turquoise Swarovski Elements Crystal Chatons when you make and wear these eye-catching ornate flat tag drop earrings! Everything you need to recreate the design is listed below, including a supplies and materials list, step-by-step instructions and helpful corresponding photos, so read on and get started on your new favorite pair of earrings! (You can also find pdf instructions and a material list for this piece on our website via this link!)
SC9366 – 1088 PP24 Turquoise Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stone (10 bags)
SC9368 – 1088 SS29 Turquoise Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stone (1 bag)
PE3308 – 28x18mm Antique Silver Plated Pewter Ornate Flat Tag Drop Bezel Charm by Nunn Design (2)
BM3092 – 11mm Silver Plated Base Metal French Ear Wire with 1.5mm Ball (1)
BM3327 – 6mm Sterling Silver Plated Brass 16 gauge Textured Open Jump Ring by Nunn Design (2)
BM3335 – 17mm Sterling Silver Plated Brass 13 gauge Grande Rope Textured Open Jump Ring by Nunn Design (2)
CR0851 – Black Crystal Clay (1)
TO ASSEMBLE PENDANTS:
Pinch off two equal lentil-sized balls, one of Part A (the color) and another of Part B (the hardener). Knead the two equal-sized balls fully together until the clay is a consistent color and not marbled.
Split the mixed clay in half and roll one half into a ball and press it into the base of Nunn Design Ornate Flat Tag Drop. Pat the clay gently until it is slightly domed and fully flushed to the edges. Repeat with other half of clay and Ornate Flat Tag Drop.
Using a beeswax toothpick or a Magic Pick Lite, pick-up the individual Turquoise Chatons and gently press each into the Epoxy Clay. Continue to press Chatons in until complete. You have approximately 2 hours to work with the Epoxy Clay, so take your time and enjoy.
If you have a gap within your Chatons and have more clay showing through than you would like, pinch off a small ball of clay and press it gently into the gap with a headpin. Press in a Chaton into the built up area and clear away the excess Epoxy Clay.
Use your fingers to gently press the Chatons into the clay, making sure that all of the Chaton points are secure and embedded fully into the clay. You can also use your fingers to gently sculpt the Chatons/Epoxy Clay to be evenly domes. The Epoxy Clay will harden within 2 hours and fully cure within 24.
TO ASSEMBLE EARRINGS:
Using two pairs of needle nose pliers, open the 6mm Textured Jump Ring. Thread through the Ornate Flat Tag Drop and the Jump Ring Grande Rope Circle. Close jump ring.
Open the Ear wire and add the Jump Ring Grande Rope Circle. Squeeze closed.
Pull that hair up into a bun and enjoy the compliments of your newest creation!
Thank you so much for sharing this lovely earring design with us, Becky!
Enjoy – Sam!