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Low Spark Brooch

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Low Spark Brooch Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Create a fashionable statement piece you can wear with any outfit. Brooches make it easy to dress up an outfit and this one mixes sparkle with texture and shine. With a bit of Swarovski, some fashionable fish leather and copper accents, you've got a look that's runway ready!

Step one:
Place the 21mm brass round pin back on the back side of the Lillypilly 3x3-inch sunburst patina 36 gauge copper sheet. Make sure you position it where you want the pin to be when your design is finished. Mark with a pencil on the copper sheet above the pin where to cut. You are going to cut a strip of the top of the copper sheet that will fold down under the pin attachment of the pin back and around the other side of the pin back to keep it in place.

Step two:
Once you have cut and folded the tab down and under the pin mechanism of the pin back, manipulate the copper sheet in a pleasing shape. We folded the edges over and made waves in the sheet for a dimensional look.

Step three:
cut the fashionable fish leather in glossy grey to the size and shape you want. Punch holes in the copper sheet where you want to attach the fish leather and attach it by looping Artistic Wire over it and through the holes. Trim and twist the wire on the back side of the brooch so it stays secure. To give the fish leather a ruffled look, fold it over in a ruffled design, punch a hole through the ruffles and secure them to the brooch using more Artistic Wire.

Step four:
Create dangles that are approximately two inches in length using the grey Griffin bead cord silk decorated with random patterns of Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Crystal Bronze Shade, Swarovski 3mm XILION bicones in Crystal Rose Gold 2x, a Swarovski 3mm XILION bicone in Light Colorado Topaz, a Swarovski 3mm XILION bicone in Crystal Silk, Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Crystal Silk, Swarovski 3mm XILION bicones in Light Silk, a Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Platinum and Swarovski 3mm round pearls in Light Gold. Knot the patterns in place on the silk and fray the ends of the silk for a tassel effect. Tie the top of the dangles onto a length of Artistic Wire and then trim the ends of the wire. Punch a hole on the copper sheet where you want to place your dangles, thread the craft wire through and finish the ends with simple loops. For help creating simple loops, see our Handy Tip.

Step five:
Attach a Swarovski 15mm galactic bead in Crystal Bronze Shade to a length of Artistic Wire and create simple loops at each end of the bead. Attach one simple loop to the Artistic Wire holding the ruffles of the fish leather in place and attach the other simple loop to the wire holding the dangles in place.
Estimated Time:One Hour
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
20 Gauge Bare Copper Artistic Wire, 6 Yard Spool (AWR20COP6)
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 7 (0.75mm) Grey (GSILK7GR)
Metal Complex 1.25mm Round Hole Punch Pliers with 1 Extra Pin Set (TOOL-0041)
Straight Shears with Single Spring (TOOL-0023)
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-612)
Flat Nose Pliers Smooth Jaw with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-611)
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
Lillypilly 3x3-Inch SunburstPatina Copper Sheet 36 gauge (EMBMT-0135, qty 1)
Fashionable Fish Leather - Glossy Grey (approx 9x2.5 inches) (EMBMT-0359, qty 1)
Swarovski 5556 15mm Galactic Crystal Bronze Shade (5556-CBS15, qty 1)
21mm Brass Round Pin Back (EMB-0015, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Bronze Shade (5328-CBS4, qty 6)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Rose Gold 2x (5328-CRG2X3, qty 3)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Colorado Topaz (5328-LCT3, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silk (5328-SILK3, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silk (5328-SILK4, qty 2)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Silk (5328-LSK3, qty 5)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Swarovski Pearl Platinum (5810-PLP4, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Light Gold (5810-LGD3, qty 4)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Lillypilly 3x3-Inch Red Wine Patina Copper Sheet 36 gauge (EMBMT-0133)
Fashionable Fish Leather - Glossy Nutella (approx 9x2.5 inches) (EMBMT-0360)
Swarovski 6190 23mm Rock Pendant Crystal Moonlight (6190-CML23)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Moonlight (5328-CML3)
Swarovski 5000 2mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight (5000-CML2)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Deep Brown (5810-DEB3)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Siam (5000-SIA3)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Mocca (5000-MOC4)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Topaz (5328-TO3)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Bronze (5810-BRZ3)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Smoked Topaz (5328-TOSMKLT3)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Lillypilly 3x3-Inch SunburstPatina Copper Sheet 36 gauge
Code: EMBMT-0135
Length 76.5mm, Width 76.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.32$3.92$3.52
Qty>
Fashionable Fish Leather - Glossy Grey (approx 9x2.5 inches)
Code: EMBMT-0359
Length 9 Inch, Width 2.5 Inch 
1-23-56+
$16.02 $14.41$14.93 $13.43$13.92 $12.52
Qty>
Swarovski 5556 15mm Galactic Crystal Bronze Shade
Code: 5556-CBS15
Length 15.5mm, Width 27mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$4.34 $3.73$4.04 $3.47$3.75 $3.22
Qty>
21mm Brass Round Pin Back
Code: EMB-0015
Diameter 22mm, Depth 7mm 
1-45-910+
$3.95 $3.35$3.65 $3.10$3.38 $2.87
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Bronze Shade
Code: 5328-CBS4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Rose Gold 2x
Code: 5328-CRG2X3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.17 $0.15$0.16 $0.14$0.14 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5328-LCT3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silk
Code: 5328-SILK3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silk
Code: 5328-SILK4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.13$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Silk
Code: 5328-LSK3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Swarovski Crystal Pearl Platinum
Code: 5810-PLP4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>

Alternate Components

Lillypilly 3x3-Inch Red Wine Patina Copper Sheet 36 gauge
Code: EMBMT-0133
Length 76.5mm, Width 76.5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.58 $3.66$4.25 $3.40$3.95 $3.16
Qty>
Fashionable Fish Leather - Glossy Nutella (approx 9x2.5 inches)
Code: EMBMT-0360
Length 9 Inch, Width 2.5 Inch 
1-23-56+
$16.02 $14.41$14.93 $13.43$13.92 $12.52
Qty>
Swarovski 6190 23mm Rock Pendant Crystal Moonlight
Code: 6190-CML23
Height 23mm, Width 19mm 
Price: $6.69
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5328-CML3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 2mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5000-CML2
Diameter 2mm, Hole Size 24 gauge/.511mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.17 $0.15$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Deep Brown
Code: 5810-DEB3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Siam
Code: 5000-SIA3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23$0.24 $0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Mocca
Code: 5000-MOC4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.28$0.30 $0.25$0.27 $0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Topaz
Code: 5328-TO3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Bronze
Code: 5810-BRZ3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

20 Gauge Bare Copper Artistic Wire, 6 Yard Spool
Code: AWR20COP6
20 gauge, 6 yards 
1-23-45+
$2.79 $2.37$2.59 $2.20$2.39 $2.03
Qty>
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 7 (0.75mm) Grey
Code: GSILK7GR
Diameter .75mm, Length 2 meters 
1-910-1920+
$1.89 $1.51$1.79 $1.43$1.69 $1.35
Qty>
Metal Complex 1.25mm Round Hole Punch Pliers with 1 Extra Pin Set
Code: TOOL-0041
Sale Price: $10.41
Price: $11.97
Qty>
Straight Shears with Single Spring
Code: TOOL-0023
Sale Price: $8.37
Price: $11.02
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-612
Sale Price: $45.09
Price: $51.83
Qty>
Tronex Flat-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaw with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-611
Sale Price: $44.12
Price: $50.72
Qty>
German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $27.76
Price: $31.91
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Sale Price: $3.90
Price: $5.14
Qty>



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