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Indigo Empress Pendant

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Indigo Empress Pendant Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Dainty filigree rests atop an alluring deep blue background in this "Indigo Empress pendant." This design is simple enough for beginners so don't hesitate to create your own vintage inspired pendant that just may develop into a lasting family heirloom!

Step one:
Paint the inside of a silver-plated pewter grande circle pendant; we used an opaque blue acrylic paint we found at a craft store. Allow the paint to dry per the instructions on the bottle.

Step two:
Using the pour spout on the Nunn Design gel du soleil glaze, dispense a thin layer of glaze to fill the pendant halfway. Allow the glaze to settle for a few minutes and pop any surfaced air bubbles with a needle. Place the pendant under a UV lamp to cure for 20 minutes.

Step three:
Rest a frosted gold circular filigree floral link on top of the first layer of glaze so that it is centered within the pendant. Carefully dispense a second layer of glaze until it is filled level with the frame of the pendant. Pop any surfaced air bubbles. Use a jewel setter to carefully rest a Swarovski ss34 XILION flatback in rose white opal on top of the glaze so that it sits in the center of the floral link. Place the pendant under a UV lamp to cure for an additional 20 minutes.
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
UV Lamp (LAMP01)
Nunn Design Gel du Soleil 4oz (GLAZE001)
Jewel setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
List of Components:
Silver-plated pewter grande circle pendant (S-PEND015, qty 1)
Swarovski 2058 ss34 XILION rose flatback white opal (2058-WOP34, qty 1)
Frosted gold circular filigree floral link (BFWG-LX003, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Grande Circle Pendant
Code: S-PEND015
Height 38.5mm, Width 34mm 
1-34-78+
$6.77 $4.40$6.30 $4.09$5.86 $3.80
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Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal
Code: 2058-WOP34
Diameter 7.06-7.27mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.36 $0.31$0.32 $0.28$0.30 $0.26
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Kabela Design Frosted Gold Circular Filigree Floral Link
Code: BFWG-LX003
Diameter 30mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.44$3.09$2.79
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Alternate Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Art Deco Square Link
Code: BBA-LX20
Length 16mm, Width 16mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.35 $1.69$2.17 $1.56$2.01 $1.44
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

UV Lamp
Code: LAMP01
Sale Price: $27.17
Price: $31.23
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Nunn Design Gel du Soleil 4oz
Code: GLAZE001
4 oz bottle 
1-12-34+
$66.80 $58.11$62.53 $54.40$58.53 $50.92
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The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code: TOOL-170
Sale Price: $2.10
Price: $2.48
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