Ship's Lantern Filigree Earrings Tutorial
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Designer Tips Antique the filigrees with Novacan or Win-Ox (see tip sheet in parts list below) and set aside. Add crystal and metal beads to the head pins, and make wrapped loops. For the top beaded pin, use an eye pin, or cut the ball off a ball-end head and make a simple loop on the bottom. Make sure your top loop is perpendicular (90 degrees) to the bottom loop, so the earring hangs straight. If necessary, use 2 pairs of flat-nose pliers to adjust the angle after finishing the loops. Use jump rings to attach the bottom dangles to the filigree. Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos Continued Below...
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One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial. Suggested Supplies 1 gross [use 6] #26-473-6 Bead, 3mm Cornerless Cube 1 gross [use 6] #26-463-6 Bead, 3mm Round, Corrugated 1 gross [use 6] #24-104-6 Bead, Filigree, 4mm Round Use 14 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone beads in your favorite mixed hues -- I used shades of Chrysolite and Indian Sapphire. 1 doz [use 2] #44-149-0 Filigree, Lantern Drop, Raw Brass 1 pair #34-063-41 French Hook Ear Wire, Niobium 1 pkg of 100 [use 8] #37-091-15-6 Head Pin, 1.5", Thin, Ball End 1 oz [use 6] #37-100-6 Jump Ring, Round, Assorted Sizes 1 #86-310 Novacan Patina Tools #69-269-02 Tool, German, Round-Nose Pliers, 4.5" #69-271-91 Tool, Glitter, Nylon Jaw, Flat-Nose Pliers #65-507 Tool, Heavy-Duty Cutter, 5.5" #69-275-31 Tool, Wubbers™, Medium, Flat-Nose Pliers