This labradorite earrings II is part of the latest “Labradorite & Friends” jewelry set. I just posted the labradorite bracelet. For this pair of earrings, I have more detailed steps, how-tos, and tips ..
How to Make Labradorite Earrings II
It is always useful to start with an idea-sketch – no matter how rough.
A preliminary layout also helps. Layout the main ingredients (hot pink resin cab, Swarovski bead, metal connector, labradorite cabs)
Using (round) felt pieces as backing for the resin cabochon. Glue cab onto felt backing.
Mark out the possible connection points (using the draft sketch as guide).
Start the bead-bezel process. I am using Miyuki 15/0 Gold to start. Firmly attach (closed) jump rings as connectors – at the connection points previously marked. You do this as you go round the cab; then carry on with the seed beads around the cab.
This next pic shows one side completed (first round & connectors). It is then trimmed all round (leaving about 2-3mm edging).
Finish off the edging with 8/0 cut beads – using ladder stitch.
I also decided to “top off” the row of black with tiny 15/0 translucent AB seed beads.
I have decided to finish the back with metal filigree. This will give it a more unique finish to the back.
However, after the bead-bezelling, you might find that the beaded cabochon is a bit concave on the back. This was true for me. So before gluing the metal filigree to the back of the cab, I “domed” it so that we have a much better fit.
Detailed Images of “Labradorite & Friends” labradorite earrings 2
(“2” because there is another pair before this – which I will post later).
Note that the resin cabochon is quite amazing in different light – so I have included multiple images under different lighting conditions. The same with the amazing labradorite gemstone.
Detailed How-To Labradorite Earrings Images
The gallery below is if you would like to see all the detailed instructional images in one go.
Materials for Labradorite Earrings
- resin cab
- Swarovski crystal beads
- labradorite gemstones (cab)
- Miyuki 15/0 – Galvanised Gold
- cubic zirconia copper ear wires (silver plated; zinc and nickle free)
cubic zirconia copper ear wires (silver plated; zinc and nickle free)
Other Jewelry in the Labradorite & Friends set: