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Tortoise Shell Bling Sunglasses

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Tortoise Shell Bling Sunglasses Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

For reading on the beach make sure you're stylin' from head to toe! Embellish your favorite pair of sunglasses with a color scheme to match your fashion palette.

Step one:
Choose a pair of sunglasses with enough space to embellish. Lay out the desired pattern of flatbacks on paper.

Step two:
Mix a small amount of 1-hour two-part epoxy. Either use a brush to lay a thin film of epoxy to the area you want to embellish or use a paperclip to dot a small amount of epoxy to the backside of each flatback. Place the flatbacks onto their corresponding positions on the sunglasses using a jewel setter. Let dry.
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus dry time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
1-Hour Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-1)
Jewel Setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
List of Components:
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Crystal Deep Brown Pearl (H2080-DBR10, qty 28)
Swarovski H2028 SS10 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Crystal Metallic Light Gold (H2028-CLG10, qty 14)
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Jade Pearl (H2080-JAD10, qty 22)
Swarovski H2028 SS16 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Chrysolite Opal (H2028-CHO16, qty 24)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl Dark Grey (H2080-DGR10)
Swarovski H2080 SS16 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl White (H2080-WHT16)
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Red Coral Pearl (H2080-RCO10)
Swarovski 2816 5mm Rivoli Star Flatback Crystal (2816-CRY5)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Topaz (2058-LTO9)
Swarovski 2028 SS9 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal Tabac (2028-TABAC9)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Crystal Deep Brown Pearl
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Crystal Deep Brown Pearl
Code: H2080-DBR10
Diameter 2.7-2.9mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski H2028 SS10 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Crystal Metallic Light Gold
Swarovski H2028 SS10 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Crystal Metallic Light Gold
Code: H2028-CLG10
Diameter 2.7-2.9mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Jade Pearl
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Jade Pearl
Code: H2080-JAD10
Diameter 2.7-2.9mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski H2028 SS16 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Chrysolite Opal
Swarovski H2028 SS16 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Chrysolite Opal
Code: H2028-CHO16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.12$0.13 $0.10$0.12 $0.09
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl Dark Grey
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl Dark Grey
Code: H2080-DGR10
Diameter 3mm 
Sale Price: $0.08
Price: $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski H2080 SS16 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl White
Swarovski H2080 SS16 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl White
Code: H2080-WHT16
Diameter 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.11$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Red Coral Pearl
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Red Coral Pearl
Code: H2080-RCO10
Diameter 2.7-2.9mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2816 5mm Rivoli Star Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2816 5mm Rivoli Star Flatback Crystal
Code: 2816-CRY5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.36 $0.28$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Topaz
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Light Topaz
Code: 2058-LTO9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.04
Qty>
Swarovski 2028 SS9 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal Tabac
Swarovski 2028 SS9 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal Tabac
Code: 2028-TABAC9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

1-Hour Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
1-Hour Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-1
28ml 
Sale Price: $4.49
Price: $5.62
Qty>
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code: TOOL-170
Sale Price: $1.98
Price: $2.48
Qty>



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