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Rainy Day Bracelet and Earring Set
Created by: Rita Hutchinson
Use rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab to clean backs of crystals and insides of charm settings. Mix epoxy according to manufacturer's instructions. (A toothpick works well.) Apply a small amount of epoxy into each setting, and add crystal. Lay flat (if some used styrofoam is available, press into the styro until the setting is level) and allow to dry completely.
Unspool a few feet of Soft Flex beading wire (leaving the beading wire on the spool works as a bead stopper). String bracelet in desired pattern, starting and ending with two 3.2mm silver rondelle beads. Make a crimped loop at each end, trim excess wire, and use jump rings to attach clasp to loops. See Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF) for detailed instructions on finishing the ends with crimp beads and crimp covers, and securely opening and closing jump rings.
Add a silver rondelle, a faceted heishi, a crystal pearl bead, a faceted heishi, and a silver rondelle to an eye pin. Make a loop, same direction as the original loop (following instructions in Jewelry Basics 101). Repeat. If necessary, adjust angle of loops before adding a blue lacquer crystal charm to one, and a grey lacquer crystal charm to the other beaded eye pin.
Add a silver rondelle, crystal pearl bead, faceted heishi, pearl bead and silver rondelle to an eye pin. Make a loop, same direction as original loop. Repeat. Add a blue lacquer crystal charm to one, and a grey charm to the other.
Add beaded eye pins to triangles as pictured (note, the triangle has a different pattern on each side).
Gently twist ear wire loop open, add to top of triangle, and securely close. Repeat.
5 each #04-470-10-436 Swarovski 4470 Cushion Square Stone, 10mm - Crystal Dark Grey Lacquer
5 each #04-470-10-439 Swarovski 4470 Cushion Square Stone, 10mm - Crystal Royal Blue Lacquer
1 pkg [use 25] #05-810-06-243ST Swarovski 5810 Round Pearl Beads, 6mm - Iridescent Dark Blue