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Dragonfly Wings

Turquoise and Blue Vintaj Filigree Earrings
designed by Cheri Carlson
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueWire-Working
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size2 3/4 Inches

I was just having fun adding color to the filigree components in these earrings with the Vintaj Patinas. The final result reminded me of dragonfly wings, so I paired them with Czech glass beads in whimsical colors.

Cheri's Signature

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You can create a magical mix of colors in your jewelry designs with Vintaj Patinas. Cheri used three different Patina colors to create the swirling turquoise green and blue effect on her filigree chandeliers. Try playing with different combinations of colors to come up with your own look for these earrings. Find more inspiration for using Vintaj components in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Antique Brass-Plated Plain Earwire (Pair)
Code BBA-EAR03
Material Brass-Plated Finish Antiqued Sold by the Pair
1 $0.37
20 $0.32
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Blue Iris (100pc Pack)
Code FPS-IR-BLU4
Material Glass Hole Size 0.8mm Sold in 100pc Bags Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $2.89
3 $2.57
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Vintaj Natural Brass 1.5-Inch 21 Gauge Eye Pin
Code FIND-2338
Material Natural Brass Brand Vintaj Dimensions 41.8mm Hole Size 1.3mm Thickness 21 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.16
40 $0.13
Vintaj Natural Brass Emblazonry Chandelier
Code FIND-2289
Material Natural Brass Brand Vintaj Dimensions 25 x 16mm Sold Individually
1 $1.99
3 $1.76
Czech Glass 9 x 6mm Royal Blue and Turquoise Mix with Picasso Finish Rondelle Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-3217
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Diameter 9mm, Length 6mm
1 $6.85
3 $6.20
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
True2 Fire-Polish Faceted Micro Beads 2 x 3mm Full Azuro (100pc Pack)
Code BEADS-3657
Material Glass Hole Size 0.7mm Sold in 100pc Bags Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $4.29
3 $3.86
Vintaj Natural Brass 1.5-Inch 21 Gauge Head Pin
Code FIND-2344
Material Natural Brass Brand Vintaj Dimensions 38.3mm Thickness 21 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.14
40 $0.12
Vintaj Moss Patina for Metal
Code SUP-0627
Brand Vintaj Place Of Origin USA
1 $5.95
Vintaj Lapis Patina for Metal
Code SUP-0626
Brand Vintaj Place Of Origin USA
1 $5.95
Vintaj Turquoise Patina for Metal
Code SUP-0631
Brand Vintaj Place Of Origin USA
1 $5.95
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1 $7.49
Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-108
1 $7.49
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code TOOL-131
1 $10.99
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