Angel Pin with Cat's Eye Glass Cabochon, Golden Lip Shell, Mother-of-Pearl, and Resin Focal and Wirework
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Anita M. RussellView Anita's book,
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''Hand to Heart: An Easy Guide to Making Angel Pins''
- Cabochon, cat's eye glass, white, 16mm round (1 cabochon)
- Focal, golden lip shell/mother-of-pearl/resin, clear, 49x35mm-52x37mm double-sided diamond (1 focal)
- Tie tac pad, gold-plated brass, 12mm flat round pad (1 tie tac pad)
- Tie tac clutch, gold-plated, squeeze (1 tie tac clutch)
- Jumpring, gold-plated, 12mm round, 18 gauge (1 jumpring)
- Wire, Wrapit, jeweler's bronze, dead soft, 20 gauge
- Adhesive, E-6000 jewelry and craft
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
I started with the wings. Take (3) 8-inch pieces of wire. Holding opposite ends I turned the wire toward the middle of the section and wrapped them. I spread the wings for the desired look I wanted.
I took the shell piece and laid out (3) pieces of wire 14 inches long. Using this I formed a cage for the shell and wrapped the top of the cage to keep it closed.
I took (4) of the excess wires at the top of the cage and fashioned the swirls just under the face.
I took the (2) remaining wires from the neck area and glued the pearl to them.
I glued the shell with the cage and pearl in the middle of the wings.
I glued a tie tack to the back of the pearl.
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