Grey Days Earrings

Written by
Rita Hutchinson
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

Created by: Rita Hutchinson


Designer Tips

  • Place Cushion Stone in Setting, pressing the bezel into place to hold the stone firm. Bend the prongs down from alternate sides to keep the stone centered. Use finger pressure or nylon-jaw pliers, to avoid scratching the finish on the back of the stone.
  • When prongs are bent down, use the burnisher to flatten them to the stone, and prevent snagging.
  • Use flat-nose pliers to open the loop on the earwire, and slip the setting with stone in place. Bend back.
  • Repeat for other earring.
  • For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)

Suggested Supplies

  • 2 each #41-878-53-10-5 JBB Antiqued Silver Plated Pendant Bezel Setting for 10mm Cushion Square Stone
  • 2 each #04-470-10-436 Swarovski 4470 Cushion Square Stone, 10mm - Crystal Dark Grey Lacquer
  • 1 pair #34-061-12 TierraCast Black-Colored Niobium Earring Hook Findings

Tools

  • #69-271-91Nylon-Jaw Pliers
  • #69-275-31 Tool, Wubbers™, Medium, Flat-Nose Pliers
  • #69-101 EURO TOOL 2" Curved Steel Burnisher