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Timeless Bride Dress

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Timeless Bride Dress Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

This stunning "Timeless Bride" design proves you don't need to blow your bridal budget on a pricey designer dress to command the spotlight on your big day. Brilliant crystals SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS glamorize the overall look of the dress while an antique brass pendant adds a fashionable vintage touch.

To create this design we found a white gown at a second hand store.

Step one:
First, create the brooch. Use E6000 adhesive to glue together two antique brass artist pendants so that one pendant slightly overlaps the other; the spokes of the two pendants should line up so that it looks like one piece. Set aside to dry.

Step two:
Use 5-minute Epoxy to glue a 39mm Swarovski fancy oval in Crystal onto the center of the pendant. Set aside to dry.

Step three
To get good contact, apply a dab of Gem-Tac adhesive to each of the recesses around the perimeter of the pendant. Set aside to dry. Apply a second dab of Gem-Tac adhesive to each recess and, using a jewel setter, place one Swarovski SS16 flatback in Crystal into each recess Set aside to dry.

Step four
Next, embellish the straps of the dress. Use a BeJeweler® Stone Styler™ to affix a row of Swarovski SS20 flatbacks in Crystal along each strap. For help using the BeJeweler® Stone Styler™ refer to the handy tips section of the Learning Center.

Step five
Finish by sewing the brooch to the dress.
Estimated time:Less than 30 minutes (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GemTac)
E6000 Glue 3.7 FL. OZ. (E6000)
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (Epoxy-5)
Jewel Setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
BeJeweler® (BEJEWELER)
List of Components:
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal (2058-CRY16, qty 24)
Antique Brass Artist Pendant (BBA-PEND02, qty 2)
Swarovski 4127 39mm Fancy Oval Crystal (4127-CRY39, qty 1)
Swarovski H2038 SS20 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Crystal (H2038-CRY20, qty 126)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 4127 39x28mm Fancy Oval Montana Sapphire (4127-MON39)
Swarovski 4127 39x28mm Silver Fancy Oval Jet Metallic (4127-JMS39)
Swarovski 4127 39x28mm Fancy Oval Chrysolite (4127-CSL39)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Artist Pendant
Code: BBA-PEND02
Height 37mm, Width 40mm 
1-23-56+
$8.16$7.61$7.09
Qty>
Swarovski 4127 39mm Fancy Oval Crystal
Code: 4127-CRY39
Length 39mm, Width 28mm, Total Height 10.6mm 
1-23-56+
$11.55 $9.24$10.76 $8.60$10.03 $8.02
Qty>
Swarovski H2038 SS20 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Crystal
Code: H2038-CRY20
Diameter 4.6-4.8mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.14$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 4127 39x28mm Fancy Oval Montana Sapphire
Code: 4127-MON39
Length 39mm, Width 28mm, Total Height 10.6mm 
1-23-56+
$12.98 $11.68$12.10 $10.89$11.28 $10.15
Qty>
Swarovski 4127 39x28mm Silver Fancy Oval Jet Metallic
Code: 4127-JMS39
Length 39mm, Width 28mm, Total Height 10.6mm 
1-23-56+
$13.70 $11.64$12.77 $10.85$11.90 $10.11
Qty>
Swarovski 4127 39x28mm Fancy Oval Chrysolite
Code: 4127-CSL39
Length 39mm, Width 28mm, Total Height 10.6mm 
1-23-56+
$12.98 $10.38$12.10 $9.68$11.28 $9.02
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces
Code: E6000
Sale Price: $4.66
Price: $5.49
Qty>
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Sale Price: $4.77
Price: $5.62
Qty>
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code: TOOL-170
Sale Price: $2.10
Price: $2.48
Qty>
BeJeweler® Stone Styler™
Code: BEJEWELER
Sale Price: $13.02
Price: $14.97
Qty>



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