These earrings are really pretty and add a touch of vintage style! We love using briolettes in our designs and these are great for everyday wear.
Start by gluing the lapis half-drilled bead into the sterling silver earstud setting using Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue - the glue we recommend for jewellery making.
Prepare the glue by mixing 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 bead.
Once mixed, the glue sets in 5 minutes, so ensure you set your bead 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.
Now you can attach the art deco charm with the briolette to the loop on the bottom of the earstud settings.
Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue - For super-fast, high strength, high quality bonds
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!
Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies.
The Basics of Bead Stringing by Debbie Kanan
Beading Design by Kim Glover
Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.
The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.
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