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Raindrops of Spring Earrings

About this design:

Using the Vintaj Spring Rain Earring Kit and some Vintaj Patinas, I made a pair of simple earrings that put you in mind of a gentle, rainy spring day.

First, I attached my Metal Primrose Stencils to the Arte Metal French Ear Wires with a chain of 3 Arte Metal Jump Rings.
Next, I cut 3 different lengths of Antique Silver (plated) Tiny Rollo Chain for each earring.
Then, I left two chain sections alone; used the Jade from the Vintaj Weathered Copper Patina Kit on two chain sections; and used the Onyx from the Vintaj Retro Highway Patina Kit on the last two chain sections. To patina the chain, I dragged the sections through the inks then wiped them down quickly. I finished them by using the reliefing block so only a bit of the inks were left to accent the chain.
I also used the Jade and Verdigris Inks to color all of my headpins.
Next, using my awesome patinated headpins, I made little dangle raindrops with the labradorite and luster blue crystals from the kit. I attached each drop to the chain with a simple loop.
Finally, I added one little raindrop to the Arte Metal Earwire to finish the piece.

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The products in this design are listed below.

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Antique Silver (plated) Tiny Rollo Chain

Measurements: 2mm

per foot: $2.60

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Max
    Max says:

    Neat design! I love how the chain with the drops on the ends made me think of a gentle rain – even before I read your description.

  2. Kadie
    Kadie says:

    Thanks so much Max!

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    These are just beautiful! I love the contrast of the darker metals against the stones!

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Kadie, your description of these beautiful earrings is perfect ! I also love the contrast between the light and dark elements! :D

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Nicely done! Very pretty!

  6. Kadie
    Kadie says:

    I love it when there are small little pops of color in jewelry, so that is what I was aiming for. I’m happy you all approve!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Very beautiful

  9. beaded banana
    beaded banana says:

    I had been working with chain and wasn’t sure if I should use the finishing glaze on them or not. Worried it might make the links stick together.

    I’ve been using a paintbrush which isn’t probably the most effective way to get the patina on the chain

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