Beading / Jewelry

Crystal Glam Bridal Jewelry

for  Nunn Design

size: varies

  • Crystal Glam Bridal Jewelry
  • Bracelet
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Materials

  • Antique Silver Charm Bracelet*
  • Ornate Antique Silver Circle
  • Single Loop Pendants*: Mini, Large
  • Crystal Chatons*
  • Antique Silver Kidney Earwires*
  • Large Silver Jump Rings*, 8mm

Tools

  • Jewelry pliers
  • Crystal Clay* Dark Brown Epoxy Clay
  • Beeswax toothpick
  • * Products available from Nunn Design

Basic Supplies

  • wet wipes or paper towels
  • Earrings
  • 1. Pinch off two equal-sized balls, approximately 1/2" in diameter, of Part A (color) and Part B (hardener). Knead both parts fully together until clay is uniform in color with no marbling.

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  • 2. Divide clay into two equal parts, one for each earring. Roll one part into round ball and pat gently into one mini pendant setting; repeat with second part. Shape clay into high dome. If more clay is needed, mix up more as in Step 1.

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  • 3. Pour chatons onto work surface. Using beeswax toothpick, begin placing crystal chatons into clay working from outside toward center.

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  • 4. Once all chatons are in place, slightly press down on stones with fingers, making sure each is fully submerged into clay. Make sure top chaton surface maintains domed shape. (Note: If any stones fall out after curing, it probably wasn't fully seated. Stones may be glued back in place.) Wipe away any clay smudges from stone surface with wet wipe.

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  • 5. Let clay cure following manufacturer's instructions. Thread cured pendants onto earwires.

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  • Bracelet
  • 1. Pinch off two equal-sized balls, approximately 1" in diameter, of Part A (color) and Part B (hardener). Knead both parts together until clay is uniform in color with no marbling.
  • 2. Roll clay into round ball and pat gently into large pendant setting; shaping clay into high dome. If more clay is needed, mix up more as in Step 1.
  • 3. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 under Earrings.
  • 4. Let clay cure following manufacturer's instructions. Attach pendant to bracelet using jump ring.
  • Tip
  • 1. Avoid aggressively pressing chatons down into clay. Pressing too hard will make the dome uneven and make it difficult to reposition or remove chatons without digging into clay.