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Monday, 5 August 2013

Neon earstuds with bows

Neon earstuds with bows
It's everywhere you look and enhances your summer mood: I'm talking about neon of course! If a neon shirt or dress is a bit too much for your taste, you can opt for neon accessories, which are striking yet subtle. I have composed a fun tutorial in order for you to make yourself a pair of brightly coloured earrings with cute little bows. Get ready to light up the room with these earrings, because they are ready in three simple steps!
Neon earstuds with bows
What do you need
  • 2 lace edge settings, size 18 x 13 mm
  • 2 cabochons, 18 x 13 mm
  • 2 earstuds with a loop and room for a 5 mm rhinestone
  • 2 earstud clasps (not in photograph)
  • 2 small rhinestones, 5 mm
  • 2 bows
  • 2 open rings, 4 mm
  • Glue and nose pliers
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How do you proceed
Step 1
Start by bending down the upper loop of the setting in order to make it into a pendant. Repeat this action with the second setting. It is important you do this before you put in the cabochon, otherwise it will be hard to bend the loop.
Step 1
Step 2
Afterwards you add a drop of glue to the surface of the setting. I have used Hasulith, but you can use a different type of glue if you wish. Place the cabochon in the setting and gently press the cabochon down. Repeat this action with the second setting and cabochon.
Apply some glue on the settins

Now repeat the same action with the earstud and the small rhinestone. It can be tricky to apply a small drop of glue in the setting of the earstud, but you can always put a bit of glue on a piece of paper and use a small pin (a headpin for example) to gently dab on the glue. Carefully press the rhinestone into the setting of the earstud. Again, repeat the action with the other earstud and rhinestone.
Just to be on the safe side, leave the parts and allow the glue to dry to dry for fifteen minutes.
The jewellery parts after completing step 2
Step 3
It is time for the final step. Take the ring and fold it open by using the nose pliers. Now, it's easiest to attach the earstud on the one side while, simultaneously, adding the setting and bow on the other side. Make sure all the parts are in the right place and are facing the right direction. Now you can use the nose pliers to close the ring.
The backside
Frontside view
Just add the earstud clasps to the back of the earstuds and they are ready to wear! Of course, you can also create your own combination by mixing different colours or even match a neon-coloured cabochon with a pastel-coloured bow!
The three completed earstuds


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