Select your favorite color of Gilder’s Paste and an accompanying (or contrasting) color crystal bead.
Individuals with metal allergies can often wear niobium earwires without problem.
Refer to the Jewelry Basics Technique Sheet (PDF, below) for tips on using headpins, jump rings and more. Optional: when making a wire-wrapped loop, swirl the wire tail across the bead and give it a final wrap over the previous wire-wrapped loop.
Use a cotton swab to apply the patina. Swirl swab in the patina, being careful not to over-apply. Gently swab over the high points of the arrowheads.