So excited because today is the kick off to a huge event over at the Spellbinders blog in celebration of walking the red carpet at the EMMYS! All month long, Spellbinders will be hosting fun events and giving away lots and lots of great prizes!
With that being said, I'm honored to be a part of this kick off celebration with today's Media Mixage Monday and showing you how to bling out brass to create a stunning pair of Glam Earrings
MMM-001 Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ Machine
MD2-004 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Flowers One die template (optional)
MB6-004 Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Flowers One Brass Blank
MM1-003 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Copper sheet (optional)
2 large silver loops
2 small silver flower links
4 large antique brass beadcaps
Eight 4mm clear crystal bi-cone beads
Two flat backed 4mm crystals
Two 22mm faceted bead of choice
2 crystal rondel spacer beads
Two earring wires
Small length of cup chain (crystal studded chain)
2 part epoxy clay (can also use air dry or polymer clay)
2 part epoxy glue
Round nose jewelry pliers
Flat nose jewelry pliers
Planishing or chasing hammer
Dapping tool set
Jewelry polishing cloth
You can also make these earrings from copper or aluminum using the Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ die templates of your choice.
Place the smaller brass blank onto a bench block and polish with a wire brush. Continue polishing with jewelry cloth until you reach a nice shine.
Use the ball side of a planishing or chasing hammer, tap the blank with the hammer to give it a texture.
Place the textured blank into the largest section of the dapping set and tap with the corresponding punch to dome and curve the flower into shape. Repeat with the next smaller section until you have the desired curve.
Form a small pea size ball of epoxy clay in your hands. Press a flat back crystal into the middle
Position it inside the flower center and wrap with cup chain.
Glue the silver flower link on top of the larger loop link with epoxy glue and allow to cure.
Add beads to headpins to create dangles and attach to loop assembly with jump rings.
Glue brass flower to earring assembly with 2-part epoxy and allow to cure.
Attach ear wire.
Repeat this process with larger flower brass blank for pendant.
Now, here's how to win free stuff! - Check the Spellbinder's blog for their fun events and enter their contests. I'll post info on my personal blog and facebook as well.
It's going to be a fun month - I just know it! :)