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Aubergine Looking Glass Earrings

About this design:

These earrings are inspired by a pair that I remember my mom wearing when I was growing up. I just took that picture in my head and put it on a longer embellished earwire. Using the Nunn design glass domes is a quick and easy way to make a focal. I love how the purple dome with the gold creates an antique appearance--that can probably be said for any combinations you choose with the colored domes and Nunn Design mini Ornate Oval Bezel Pendants.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 2 glass domes to fit inside bezel
  • 2 bezels
  • 2 ear wires
  • some seed beads
  • Lima Studios Crystal Clear 5-Minute Epoxy

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Mix Lima Studios Crystal Clear 5-Minute Epoxy.
Step 2:
Place a small drop of Lima Studios Crystal Clear 5-Minute Epoxy into bezel, and press the glass dome into the bezel until the epoxy sets (about 5 minutes).
Step 3:
String a few seed beads onto the earwire.
Step 4:
Attach the charm.
Step 5:
Once the charm is attached, pinch together the loop to keep the charm from falling off.
Step 6:
Pull up a few seed beads and apply epoxy onto the ear wire then slide the seed beads back down into place.

Buy Products from this Design

Package of 2 $1.40

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Measurements: 47mmx17mmx1mm

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. D Foltz
    D Foltz says:

    These are beautiful and fun to re-create something from our past.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Oh these are so pretty, I want to make these.For Me!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So gorgeous! A definite vintage vibe going on here.

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    This is marvelous! On first glance, I thought the drops were antique garnets.

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Lovely remembrance of your mother, Ali. And I have to say, Aha! While I love decorating these long ear wires with seed beads, they always wanted to slide right off. So thanks for the tip with the epoxy to keep them where they belong.

  6. cyndi1116
    cyndi1116 says:

    Simply elegant. The seed beads threaded onto the kidney wire is such a wonderful, subtle idea and doesn’t detract from the focal!

  7. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really great!

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
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  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I agree with Laud..I thought they were Garnets too! It’s a beautiful design.We all appreciate that you’ve taken the time to do a tute!
    What an elegant look for a very frugal price.

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wonderful vintage look with perfect color. Love ‘em! :)

  11. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone! I can’t wait to see how you decide to use the domes.

  12. Mustard Seed Beads
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  13. Bead Genie
    Bead Genie says:

    I have just found you today! Great site! Well laid out and love tutorials and ideas!
    Thanks so much Haply New Year 2014 !

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    M walker says:

    Beautiful! Where did you get the ear wires? I can’t seem to find any big enough, and that only come in silver or gold plated. And how do you know what size bezel to use for any particular stone?

  15. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    M walker. all the items ali used are listed above.
    pendant should give inside diameter which need to match the dome, cab or stone

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