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30-Minute Earrings: 60 Quick & Creative Projects for by Marthe Le Van

By Marthe Le Van

Lark jewellery challenged a few of its top designers to create a couple of amazing jewelry in half-hour flat, they usually enthusiastically added past our wildest expectancies. This fabulous 60-piece selection of tasks showcases an array of encouraged, trendy, and simply undeniable enjoyable jewellery. They don’t call for a wide funding of time or cash, yet do supply jewelers the excitement of sprucing their talents and having fun with dazzling effects. The inventive and various designs function every little thing from based gold, pearls, and sterling silver to nontraditional and repurposed fabrics. each is gorgeous!
The forty nine members contain Sim Luttin, Lisa Cain, Rebecca Hannon, Raissa Bump, Ross Coppelman, Joanna Gollberg, Brenda Schweder, Davina Romansky, Ingeborg Vandamme, Eleni Avlonti, and plenty of extra prime jewelers!

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Use the paper punches to punch out six flowers from the 28-gauge copper sheet, two in each of the three sizes. 9-mm drill bit. 3. Use a torch to melt a ball on one end of each 20-gauge sterling silver wire. Pickle and rinse the balled wires. Shine the wires with a brass bristle brush and soapy water, and then rinse and dry them. 8-mm hole in a drawplate until the ball is flush with the front part of the plate. Use a flat steel hammer to tap the ball into a flat round. Repeat with the other wire.

Finish bending and shaping the metal with your fingers . 6. Add a jump ring and an ear wire to each earring. Polish both earrings. 5 cm 4 sterling silver crimp beads, to fit snugly on the wire 1. 2-cm rectangles on the 6. Cut the silver wire in half and straighten sterling silver sheet, and cut them out. rectangles, and polish all their surfaces. it if necessary. Sand and polish the ends of both pieces. Attach a crimp bead to the bottom of each wire by squeezing it tightly with chain-nose pliers.

3. On each circle, 7. Grip each wire with tweezers and dip it Gun blue for steel Household glue Acrylic satin varnish (optional) Colored metal foil (optional) FINISHED SIZE measure, mark, and cut out a slot that is 9 mm long and 1 mm wide. The slot runs from the edge of the circle to its center. 4. Fit the slots of the circles together in pairs to make two earrings. into the gun blue. Rinse the wires immediately and wipe them off with a paper towel. S. Apply a very small amount of glue to the straight end of each wire , and insert that end into the drilled hole at the top of the earrings.

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