Lapis Vintage Art Deco Earrings

Lapis Vintage Art Deco Earrings

These earrings are really pretty and add a touch of vintage style.

Step by step instructions

Start by gluing the lapis half drilled bead into the sterling silver earstud setting using Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue.  Prepare the glue by mixing equal amounts of the resin and hardener in a small dish. Use a fine point such as a cocktail stick to dab a bit of glue onto the cap of the peg and gently place it in the half drilled hole in the cultured freshwater pearl. Once mixed, the glue sets in 5 minutes so ensure you set your pearl straight away. Gently place it down and leave it to set.

Using side cutters, cut the 0.3mm wire to approx 5cm length. As the briolette is small the length of wire needs to be shorter than when usually wrapping a larger briolette bead.

Wrap your briolette using snipe and round nose pliers, ensuring you wrap it around the middle loop in the charm. To learn how to wrap briolettes, click here

Now you can attach the art deco charm with lapis briolette to the loop on the bottom of the earstud settings.

You could use different colored gemstone briolettes or charms to create your own design.

Suggested tools for this project

Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue - For super-fast, high strength, high quality bonds

Snipe nose pliers - for bending metal sheet and wire

Round nose jewellery pliers - for bending loops in wire

Side cutters - for cutting metal wire, headpins etc. with minimum effort

Or Pack of Pliers & Side Cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!

Books which may interest you

The Basics of Bead Stringing by Debbie Kanan

Beading Design by Kim Glover

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Total price for all items: £26.70

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