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Natural brass beads & findings:
C4H20- 30 x 12mm Love Birds Connector
JR20- 4.5mm Jump Ring
Tools & Supplies:
Filigree Bending/Bale Making Pliers
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers with Cutter
28 gauge artistic wire
4mm fuschia AB Swarovski bi-cone
8mm purple faceted pearl
STEP by STEPS
Step 1: Curve your connectors.
A: Grasp the love birds connector with the large barrel of your filigree bending pliers facing the reverse side of the connector. Beginning at one end of the connector and work your way across in a rolling motion until the desired curve is achieved. Curve three connectors in total.
Step 2: Collage.
A: Use 28 gauge artistic wire to secure the 8mm faceted pearl to the center of one of the connectors by weaving through the center most openings in the connector several times. B: String one 4mm crystal onto one end of the remaining wire; weave through the openings in the connector to secure. Repeat this step for the remaining five crystals weaving a circular pattern around the pearl. C: Twist and hide the remaining ends of the artistic wire by tucking into one of the beads in the pattern. Step 3: Attach your components.
A: Use 4.75mm jump rings to connect the love birds connectors.
Your ring is complete, Enjoy!
Techniques: Wrapping, Linking, Collage
Materials: Pearls, Crystals,