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Peruvian Amazonite Poppy Earrings

Peruvian Amazonite Poppy Earrings

These beautiful, simple poppy earrings are so versatile to wear. Being earstuds they are great if you're on the go but also want to wear a pretty dangly earring.

Step by step instructions

All you need to make these earrings is some Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy glue which is the glue that we recommend. The Devcon glue creates super-fast, high strength, high-quality bonds and as it sets clear it is excellent for filling gaps so 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 sterling silver trace chain into two 2cm lengths using side cutters. Cut the end link on each piece of chain gently then using snipe or flat nose jewellery pliers attach the chain to a jump ring and hook in the bottom loop on the poppy earstuds. For more tips on opening and closing jump rings (which also applies to chain links) click here.

Cut the other end of the chain and using snipe or flat nose jewellery pliers, attach a jump ring and hook in the loop on the petal edge setting.

We also have a large selection of cabochons if you would like to choose an alternative stone for your earrings.

Suggested tools for this project

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

Side Cutters - an essential and affordable tool for cutting and trimming precious metal wire, headpins, eyepins etc

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

You may like to get our 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 Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers

'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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Peruvian Amazonite Cabochons

Quantity: 2
Total price: £3.90
Additional information: matching for earrrings please

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Sterling Silver Medium Flat Trace Chain

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Total price: £1.50

Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue

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Total price: £8.25