These stunning lightening blue drusy diamond earrings are really striking and would be perfect worn with an evening dress for a special ocassion.
We have used our new sterling silver large geometric diamond charms. To see some of our lovely new connector links and charms take a look at our full range here.
Start by gluing the lightening blue cabochon into the milled edge pendant setting using Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy glue, the glue we recommend to create super-fast, high strength, high quality bonds. It sets clear so is excellent for filling gaps and ideal for setting stones.
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 into the petal edge setting and gently place in the cabochon. Once mixed, the glue sets in 5 minutes so ensure your cabochon straight away. Gently place it down and leave it to set. For full instructions plus some hints and tips on mixing and application click here.
Cut the 0.8mm diameter wire in two 14cm lengths using heavy duty side cutters.
Using snipe or flat nose jewellery pliers open the loop of a sterling silver earwire and attach the loops at the top of the diamond. This helps to keep the diamond securely in place so you can then work on the rest of the design.
Using side cutters cut the 0.3mm sterling silver wire into four 2cm lengths, then use it to wrap the geometric diamond to the wire diamond at the top and bottom, securing it in place.
Using snipe or flat nose jewellery pliers, attach a sterling silver 5mm jump ring to the milled edge pendant setting then attach it to the bottom of the geometric diamond so it hangs in the center of the earring.
Your earrings are now complete!
Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy - For super-fast, high strength, high quality bonds
Heavy duty side cutters - for use with stronger wires where normal jewellery side cutters could get marked
Side cutters - for cutting metal wire, headpins etc. with minimum effort
Flat nose pliers - for gripping wider surfaces, bending angles in sheet or wire and opening and closing jump rings or loops
Snipe nose pliers - for bending metal sheet and wire
Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers By Melissa Hunt
'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers
'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan
'Beading Design' by Kim Glover
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