Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FREE JEWELRY PROJECT FROM EXPOSED BY MARGOT POTTER




THIS WEEK I WILL BE POSTING A FREE JEWELRY PROJECT FROM EXPOSED. 

ABOVE IS A FABULOUS AND CREATIVE DESIGN BY MARGOT POTTER AND IT DOESN'T

REQUIRE ANY DIFFICULT TO FIND FINDINGS, SO BE READY, BE FABULOUS AND BE

EXPOSED TO MARGOT'S STYLE.

I AM SURE YOU CAN DO IT!!!

CASCADE EARRINGS (picture above)

Excerpt from Bead and Wire Jewelry Exposed
North Light Books
Copyright 2009
Margot Potter

This beaded wire fringe is a fun new take on a traditional idea. Margot wants to make the colors festive, like a fireworks display. 

Materials

All the beads featured on this design are Crystallized™  Swarovski Elements

 
5    4mm padparasha round
5    4mm Indian sapphire rounds  
5    4mm topaz rounds
5    4mm black diamond rounds
8    gold plated  cones
8    gold plated eye pins
32  gold plated crimp beads
8    3" lenghts .018 Satin gold wire
4    5mm gold plated jump rings
2    gold plated toggle circle ends

Tools:

Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Nipper tool

Instructions:

1. Cut 8 3" and 8 2.75" of satin gold wire. Flatten a crimp bead flush to the end  of a wire section using chain nose pliers.  Slide a light topaz and a padparadscha bead onto the wire. Flatten  a crimp bead  flush to open  end of the wire. Use wire cutters to cut off any excess wire.
Repeat to make another beaded segment with an Indian Sapphire and a black diamond bead. Repeat  to make a total of 8 padparadscha  and light topaz segments and 8 Indian Sapphire and black diamond beaded segments.

2. Thread 2 beaded segments, 1 padparadscha-topaz and 1 Sapphire -diamond  onto the  pre-opened end of an eye pin.

3. Close the eye pin and thread it into a cone. Keep the wires even as you pull the tall of the eye pin inside of the cone, using round nose pliers to grab the wire.

4. Keep tension on the eye pin as you create  a coiled loop flush with the top of the cone.  Repeat to make fringe  with 4 cones for each earring, creating 2 for each earring with short tassels  and 2 with long tassels.

5. Slide each of the remaining beads onto a headpin and make a wrapped loop above  each bead. 

6. Slide 1 dangle and 1 cone onto a jump rig. Repeat for the remaining cones and dangles.  Link 4 jump rings together in a chain, then link the top jump ring to a toggle clasp ring. Link the ring to an ear wire . Repeat to make the second earring.

PS : Buy the book so you can follow all the step by step pictures.

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Leave a comment to win a free copy of the book along with a special prize. I will randomly select a winner next Tuesday. 

Good luck!!!
 





5 comments:

Ncognito said...

Please include me in the drawing for your book. Thanks for doing this!

peggy said...

nice project! - peggy sturman

grace said...

love your blue lagoon bracelet in an earlier post. great work!

Fernando Dasilva said...

Thanks for all the comments.
To Grace:

The bracelet you are talking about was initially made for Beadalon only...I ended up making a more luscious version for the book due to other good comments about it. At the end it was my least favorite and I wish I had the chance to re-design it again for the "Exposed".
Once in awhile I look back at some of my designs thinking that I could have done better but I realized that sometimes is better just to move on.

denny said...

I can always use help and inspiration for my designs.