DIY Crystal Love Earrings for Valentines day
Labels: crystal jewelry, crystals, DIY, rhinestones, tutorial exchange, tutorials, valentine, valentines day jewelryMost women love shiny baubles and flowers and unashamedly I am one of them. So this valentine's day I am going to pamper myself with some lovely blingy jewelry but with a twist. No reds or pinks for me but stunning blues and green. Ever since I saw titanic, the one gemstone that reminds me of love, has been Sapphire. Apparently I am not the only one who feels so. Precious Platinum's valentine collection inspired by WGSN's Luxury archeology theme, is loaded with sapphire jewelry. I love the stone, but unfortunately I cant wear it for astrological reasons, so I pick the next best thing - Sapphire crystal Stones.
Will post a matching necklace soon.
Crystal Love Earrings DIYMaterials
2 Rhinestone pear glass sapphire blue 18x13 mm
2 Prong setting with 1 loops for pear brass 18x13 mm
1 pair Gold earwire with peridot green rhinestone
Tools: nose pliers
Method1. Set both the sapphire rhinestone crystals in their respective settings. I got my materials from Beadmixer. Look below for detailed instructions on how to prong set stone or rhinestone crystals in settings
2. Open the front loop of the earring finding gently, slip in the set stone and close. Repeat for the other earring to make a pair.
How to Prong set a stone1. Choose the setting that is appropriate in shape and size to the stone (the setting must allow for the stone, plus a little wiggle room)
2. Using nose pliers, fold down one of the prongs.
3. Slip the stone into the setting. On one side the folded prong will hold it and you can hold it on the other side with your thumb and forefinger
4. Holding the stone in place, carefully, fold in the other prongs by holding your pliers at a 45 degree angle. Repeat till all prongs are closed and stone the stone in place.
Disclosure: I received these gorgeous Rhinestones and settings from Beadmixer as a part of a tutorial exchange program by Totally Tutorials.
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