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Sunday, 9 April 2017
Making some new ear rings!
Both packs came in 100 count, so that meant I was going to have 48 pairs left after fixing mine.
Which left only one option- a bit of Internet shopping for some suitable cabochon stones to make myself some new ear rings with.😀
I went looking for semi precious stone cabochons, and found quite a few in suitable sizes. I did discover that the backs that had been on my original ear rings were slightly smaller than the new ones, and as some stones I ordered were intended to fit the old size, I've had to Google again and find some smaller ones, lol. Good old Amazon to the rescue.
Anyway, I found 8mm round was ideal for the new posts, so set to adding the stones to the posts.
Roughed up both the back of the stones and the posts, then used superglue- as thats what most jewellery sites were selling for the purpose- to add the stones. I have to say, it's possible I didn't add enough glue in some cases, as a few came apart, so next I tried some Epoxy resin glue,but next day I still had a couple of pairs come apart.
I cleaned them off, and tried the superglue again, this time adding it to both faces, and this seems to have done the trick.
This is the first batch, and from left to right, the stones are:
Flourite, Jasper,Blue Goldstone, Amethyst, Black Onyx and Green Aventurine.
Although it doesn't show in the pic, the Blue Goldstone has tiny sparkles within the stone.
The original glass ear rings in Brown & Blue, Tigers Eye, Malachite,Sodalite, Carnelian,Smoky Quartz, Haemetite, Blue Paua Shell and Snowflake Obsidian.
I just have to wait for the smaller posts to arrive, then I can make up some more using the smaller stones. Best part of this is that most of the stones cost between 35p and 80p each, meaning I got new ear rings for less than £2 a pair, which is a great deal, I think you'll agree.
Supplies bought from: