Rejuvenated Jewels: New Designs for Vintage Treasures

By Amy Hanna

Learn the place to discover terrific classic jewellery, beads, and artifacts—and tips to create attractive extraordinary jewellery items utilizing those awesome finds—with Rejuvenated Jewels! Rhinestone beads and clasps, mercury glass beads, oxidized steel chains, rosary beads, tiny booklet charms and extra are retooled into incredible assertion items with Victorian and steampunk affects that might be worn each day.

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Cord wrap one sapphire gemstone bead to the pinnacle correct part of the rhinestone chain piece, then twine wrap the other aspect of the bead to a rhinestone connector. three. cord wrap one 10 mm mother-of-pearl bead to the head of the rhinestone connector, then cord wrap the other part of the mother-of-pearl bead to 1 finish of a 2½inch (6. four cm) piece of 6 mm cable chain. cord wrap one 6 mm mother-of-pearl bead to the other finish of the chain. Make a wire-wrapped loop on the contrary aspect of the mother-of-pearl bead.

Ensure that you do degree the elements so your nished necklace is the specified size. 116 professional recommendation Prep paintings emphasised sooner than utilizing any classic items on your designs, ensure the components can delay to a little bit put on and tear. you could have to do a little maintenance to cause them to prepared. Glue any unfastened stones, upload new leap earrings or wire-wrapped loops the place wanted, and paintings any kinks out of the chains. 7. twine wrap one five mm garnet gemstone bead to the pinnacle left ring of the cameo connector, then twine wrap the other facet of the five mm garnet gemstone bead to the top of a 4-inch (10.

Eleven. cord wrap the attraction to the shank on one of many steel buttons. Rejuvenated Jewels 01148_C1. indd 062-083 01148. indd seventy eight seventy eight 11/4/08 12:04:51 PM 10/22/08 8:48:45 AM textual content Job:01148 Title:Rejuvenated Jewels(Rockport) second evidence facts 1st Page:78 Charming Bracelet Findings & stumbled on items • charms (5) • bounce jewelry: five mm (5); 6 mm (1) • lobster claw clasp • watch fob chain (7 inches [17. eight cm]) fabrics & instruments • pliers: flat-nose, round-nose • cord cutters This particularly effortless undertaking used to be made with a handful of French-themed charms and an outdated watch fob.

Position glue round the edges of the paper and cling mica piece to the paper. reduce a bit of ribbon to slot round the edges of the mica then glue the ribbon in position. replacement fabrics four. minimize one 5-inch (12. 7 cm) piece of 24-gauge twine. cord wrap one finish of the twine to the head correct ring at the rhinestone clasp. during this order, thread the next onto the twine: around mother-of-pearl beads, the wirewrapped loop at the finish of the chain, around mother-of-pearl beads. twine wrap the tip of the twine to the ground correct ring at the clasp.

You'll use this water to rinse the oxidized items. 2. it is important to try out a bit of knickknack within the oxidizing way to ensure the answer is the suitable energy. Dip one piece within the answer and watch its growth. If it doesn't begin to darken after a few minutes, you'll have to upload extra approach to the water. The longer you permit the silver piece within the oxidizing resolution, the darker it is going to turn into. three. as soon as the specified colour is accomplished, eliminate the piece from the oxidizing resolution and rinse it within the bowl of hot water.

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