Beading / Jewelry

Silent Night Milan Earrings

These unique handmade earrings will have you ready for your Christmas party and all holiday season long!
By  Misty Grosse 

materials

ICE Resin: Plunger Singles, 25 ml; Ice Resin Tints, Beryl; Small Milan Bezels, two

Tim Holtz: Idea-ology Ephemera Festive Pack

Rhinestone chain   

Clear beads: green, white 

Wire, 22 gauge

Suri ribbon

Silver findings: spacers, jump rings, ear wires

 

tools

ICE Resin: Studio Sheet; Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks, two

Pliers: flat nose, round nose

Wire cutters

Double-sided tape

 

basic supplies

Baby wipes

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Project Instructions

1. Choose desired background from Ephemera Festive Pack and cut to fit bezel. Adhere paper to bottom of bezel with small piece of double-sided tape. Fussy cut words to use for earrings and set aside.

2. Mix small amount of ICE Resin in mixing cup and slowly stir for 2½ minutes to avoid bubbles. Slowly add ICE Resin to bezels using stir stick; do not dome at this time. Drop one drop of ICE Resin Tint per bezel (no need to stir). Gently add words to each bezel, letting them sink on their own. Use toothpick to straighten it, but avoid pushing it down into the resin. Set aside to cure for 5-6 hours.

3. Cut two pieces of wire 3½" long and create two bead dangles using two beads, adding silver spacer between beads. Add small jump ring to each one.

4. After bezels have cured, attach ear wires with jump ring. Add dangles to each bezel using jump ring. Tie small scrap of suri ribbon at the top of each dangle.