Earrings with Glass Beads and Swarovski Crystal Beads
-- Designer --
Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, pressed glass, multicolored, 12x9mm leaf
- Earwire, 14Kt gold-filled, 15mm fishhook with ball, 24 gauge
- Focal, antiqued gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 34x18mm filigree teardrop with 4 loops
- Flat back, Swarovski crystal, cobalt, silver-foil back, 3.2mm round
- Jumpring, gold-plated brass, 12mm round, 18 gauge
Fanciful glass, flat backed crystal and antique gold drops are used to create these stylish earrings.
Mix a small amount of epoxy. Use a toothpick to apply it to the drop scroll component in 3 places: the circle below the single loop at the top, and the 2 open circles at the top of the scroll. Carefully place a rhinestone on each glue spot and press it in place. Allow it to dry for at least 5 minutes, preferably about half an hour.
Meanwhile, assemble the dangles: Open 3 jumprings and slip on a leaf bead. Close these rings. Make 2 chains of 3 jumprings and hang a leaf ring from each. Hang the other leaf ring from 1 jumpring.
When the rhinestones are secure, hang the top ring of the 4-ring chains from the first and third loops of the scroll. Hang the short chain from the middle loop in front of the long chains.
Open the loop on an earwire and hang the top loop of the drop scroll from it. Make sure all rings and loops are closed securely.
Repeat Steps 1 - 4 to create second earring.
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