Everything’s coming up earrings this week! Becky Nunn, the creative genius behind Nunn Design, has given us five more exclusive designs to share on our blog with you! These gorgeous new earring pairs combine the elegance of Nunn Design pewter accents with the stunning sparkle of Swarovski Elements Crystals. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to make these sparkling stunner, or click over to our Inspiration Gallery for instructions! (Don’t forget to check out the other four designs: Sabrina Earrings, Love in the Afternoon Earrings, Paris When It Sizzles Earrings, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Earrings!)
CR0851 – 1 package Black Crystal Clay
BM2897 – 2 pieces 46mm Antique Brass Plated Base Metal Kidney Ear Wire
PE2375 – 2 pieces 22x20mm Antique Silver Plated Pewter Mini Round Bezel Pendants
BM3356 – 2 10mm Antique Copper Plated Pewter Urchin Bead Caps
BM1106 – 2 pieces 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass Flower Bead Caps
BM2703 – 2 pieces 22 gauge Silver Plated Brass 2” Head Pins
Beeswax Toothpick or Crystal Katana
Toothpick or a headpin
TO ASSEMBLE The Pendants:
Pinch off two equal pea-sized balls, one of Part A (the color) and another of Part B (the hardener) of the Black Crystal Clay. Knead the two equal-sized balls fully together until the clay is a consistent color and not marbled.
Split the mixed Crystal Clay in half and roll into two round balls. Place each of the round Crystal Clay balls into the base of each the 10mm Antique Copper Plated Pewter Urchin Bead Caps. You will want to have the ball big enough to make contact with the base of the 22x20mm Antique Silver Plated Pewter Mini Round Bezel Pendants, but not so big that you have clay oozing out the sides (that’s an official technical term for making a mess). Make sure to use your wet wipe and wipe away any excess Black Crystal Clay that could be on the side of the metal or on your fingers. The Black Crystal Clay will dry rock hard and is super hard to remove, so get in the practice of always keeping your work surface clean and tidy.
Next you will need to cut two of the 22 gauge Silver Plated Brass 2” Head Pins. Using a pair of cutters, trim away all but 3/8” of the head pin, leaving intact the flat head. Thread onto the cut Head Pin a 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass Flower Bead Caps. Press the Head Pin and Flower Bead Cap into the pendant from Step 2. If you did not have clay that oozed through the top hole of the Urchin Bead Cap, you may want to add a small dot of Black Crystal Clay prior to pressing in the Head Pin and Flower Bead Cap. Repeat to complete the pair. The Black Crystal Clay will harden within 2 hours and fully cure within 24.
To Assemble the Earrings:
Open one of the 46mm Antique Brass Plated Base Metal Kidney Ear Wire. Thread on the cured pendant. Repeat to complete the pair.
No kidding. It really is that easy to make these beauties! Did you have fun?