Earrings with Silver-Finished Brass Links, Antiqued Silver-Finished Pewter Beads and Swarovski® Crystals

STEP 1
Using a gloved finger or a brush, apply tulip red Gilders Paste to the entire front and back of one 26x20mm filigree flower link.

Using a brush, apply a top coat of Mod Podge® sealer to the filigree flower link. Let dry completely.

Repeat to create a second tulip red flower link.
STEP 2
Squeeze equal amounts of each part of the Devcon® 5 Minute® 2-part Epoxy onto a paper plate. Use a toothpick to mix the parts thoroughly. Apply a small amount of epoxy to the center of one tulip red flower link and set on a flat surface.

Apply a small amount of epoxy to the back of one crystal AB 2.5-2.7mm flat back. Press the back of the flat back onto the middle of the front side of one tulip red flower link while it is lying on the flat surface. Leave the link on the flat surface for five minutes while it cures.

Repeat to add a flat back to the backside of the tulip red flower link.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2 to add flat backs to the remaining tulip red flower link.
STEP 4
Using a gloved finger or a brush, apply sparkle copper and sparkle green mica powders to the front and back of one 19.5x7mm double-sided dragonfly wings bead.

Using a brush, apply a topcoat of Mod Podge® sealer to the dragonfly wings. Let dry completely.

Repeat to create a second embellished dragonfly wings bead.
STEP 5
String one 4mm smooth round onto one 1-inch eyepin then form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire creating a 4mm smooth round link.

Repeat to create a second 4mm smooth round link.
STEP 6
String the following onto one 1-1/2 inch headpin:
  • Six light Siam 3mm bicones
  • One light Siam 4mm bicone
  • One 19.5x7mm double-sided dragonfly wings bead
  • One jet 4mm bicone
Form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire then gently bend the wire to help it curve slightly creating a dragonfly drop.

Repeat to create a second dragonfly drop.

Assembly

STEP 7
Pass the loop on the dragonfly drop through one loop on one side of one tulip red flower link then close.

Connect the loop on the opposite end of the tulip red flower link and the loop on one fishhook earwire using one 4mm smooth round link.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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