Multi-Strand Necklace and Earrings with Seed Beads, Gold-Plated "Pewter" Drops and Focals and Friendly Plastic®
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Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Rose Wingenbach, read her jewelry artist success story here
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Press the #11 red, yellow and turquoise seed beads onto the front of the tree for the ornaments and the #6 root beer seed beads onto the bottom of the tree to create the tree trunk. Press the cut edge of the epoxy and gold-plated star into the Friendly Plastic on the top point of the tree.
Designer Tip: Never leave Friendly Plastic unattended on heat source. When melting Friendly Plastic, avoid temperatures that are set too high as it can cause scorching and undesirable color changes.
Mix the ICE Resin per the manufacturer’s instructions. Carefully pour the liquid into the bezel until approximately 1/3 full. Allow the resin to set for 5 hours.
Mix and carefully pour a second layer of ICE Resin over the design until the bezel is almost full. Allow the resin to set for 5 hours.
Repeat to attach the first end of the second 3-1/2 inch strands of seed beads to the eye portion of the second clasp.
Repeat to attach one gold-plated 16x16mm fancy filigree cone and one glass light red 4mm faceted round bead with a wrapped loop to the opposite end of the 3-1/2 inch emerald green strands and to both ends of the 10-inch emerald green strands.
Repeat to attach a second set of 3-1/2 inch of green seed beads to the focal piece.
Open a 4mm jumpring. Pass it through the wrapped loop on the first end of the 10-inch emerald green strands and the previous 4mm jumpring. Close the jumpring.
Repeat to attach four 4mm jumprings to the opposite end of the 10-inch emerald green strands and the second clasp making sure the picture is facing down toward the focal piece.
Repeat Steps 1 - 4 using green glitter to create two gold-plated 17x17x11.5mm triangle drops.
Open the loop on an earwire. Pass it through the loop on the straight edge of the crest drop. Close the loop.
Repeat Step 6 to assemble the second earring.
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