Angel Pin with Swarovski Crystal Beads, Aluminum Embellishments and Wirework
Then Sings My Soul Angel
-- Designer --
Anita M. RussellView Anita's book, ''Hand to Heart: An Easy Guide to Making Angel Pins''
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- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal AB, 4mm round (72 beads)
- Bead, antiqued copper-plated pewter, 16x9mm bow, fits 8x8mm cube (1 bead)
- Cabochon, cat's eye glass, white, 20x15mm oval, quality grade (1 cabochon)
- Embellishment, aluminum, red, 15x12mm rose (3 embellishments)
- Drop, antiqued copper brass, 26x19mm filigree oval (1 drop)
- Focal, rose gold-plated, 45x32mm butterfly (1 focal)
- Tie tac clutch, gold-plated, 11.5x6.5mm squeeze style (1 tie tac clutch)
- Tie tac pad, gold-plated brass, 12mm flat round pad (1 tie tac pad)
- Wire, Zebra Wire, copper, round, 16 gauge
- Wire, Zebra Wire, copper, round, 20 gauge
- Wire, Zebra Wire, copper, round, 22 gauge
- Adhesive, E-6000 jewelry and craft
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
I started with the skirt. I took (4) pieces of 16-gauge round copper wire. I wrapped them together at the top and bent each of the bottoms to form a small circle. I then took (53) Swarovski round crystals and wired them to the body as shown.
I made the outer wings. I took (5) pieces of 16-gauge round copper wire 6 inches long and formed the wings, securing them with wrap for a secure hold.
I took the stone and glued it to the copper oval and encircled it with (19) Swarovski crystals in the same manner as the body.
I glued the head-halo combination to the rose gold wings.
I glued the body to the head-halo-wing combination.
I glued the bow under the head and the roses in the circles made on the skirt.
I glued the angel to the larger copper wings.
I glued the tie tack to the back of the angel's head.
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