Dinner Then Dancing Earrings Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Sweet, chic style sets these earrings apart. Each set displays dramatic sparkle and romantic details. As the name implies, they're perfect for dinner, dancing and everything in between! Learn how to make these earrings and wear them for any kind of special occasion.
Black Bow Earrings
Step one: Fill the Nunn Design gold-plated pewter mini ornate circle bezel earring post with black epoxy clay. Make sure the epoxy clay creates a dome shape within the bezel. For more tips for using epoxy clay, see our Handy Tip.
Step two: Cover the surface of the epoxy clay with the Swarovski XILION rose enhanced Jet flatbacks in sizes SS5, SS7 and SS9. Allow the epoxy clay to cure.
Step three: Make a small bow out of the WireLace 6mm ribbon in black. Stitch through the center of the bow with some thread to prevent the bow from coming undone. The ends of WireLace might unravel. To prevent this, create a hem at the ends of the bow. Fold over the ends of the bow tails and dab the folded edge with Gem-Tac. Allow to dry and trim any excess WireLace.
Step four: Cut a three-inch length of the 14K/20 gold-filled round wire. Attach the Swarovski 14mm XILION Jet heart pendant to the end of the wire by creating a wrapped loop. See our Wrapped Loop Handy Tip for more instruction. Attach the other end of the wire to the earring by creating a simple loop. Sew your WireLace bow to the wrapped section of the wire above the heart pendant. Repeat steps one through four to create the other earring.
Step one: Fill the Nunn Design gold-plated pewter mini ornate circle bezel earring post with ruby epoxy clay. Make sure the epoxy clay creates a dome shape within the bezel. Cover the surface with Swarovski XILION rose enhanced Siam flatbacks in sizes SS5, SS9 and SS12 and allow the epoxy clay to cure.
Step two: Thread a Swarovski 3mm Siam faceted round onto a gold-filled 2-inch head pin, followed by a Nunn Design antique gold-plated pewter faceted elongated teardrop bead and a Swarovski 4mm Siam faceted round. Attach this dangle to the earring by creating a wrapped loop. Repeat steps one and two to create the other earring.
Approximate Size: 1 3/4 Inches Estimated Time:1-2 Hours, Not Including Dry Time Difficulty Level:Beginner
Tools & Supplies: Crystal Clay Black Epoxy Clay Kit (SUP-0043)
14K/20 Gold-Filled Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF-HARD (gfwr22hh2)
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)
Nymo D Bobbin Black (NYD-BLK)
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Crystal Clay Ruby Epoxy Clay Kit (SUP-0050)
Crystal Katana Rhinestone-Crystal Pick Up Tool (TOOL-0070)