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.
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.
We sell chain in 50cm lengths minimum so if you buy loose chain you will have some leftover chain for another project! Alternatively, you could buy a 19cm bracelet and cut the chain. To take a look at our large range of sterling silver and plated chains click here.
We also have a large selection of cabochons if you would like to choose an alternative stone for your earrings.
Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy - For super-fast, high strength, high-quality bonds
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!
'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers
'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan
'Beading Design' by Kim Glover
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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