#15-0200 Armour Etch Cream
#21- 1625 Over N Over stencil- Sparkle Borders
#61-3399 3/8" Ears for glasses (comes with glue)
#08-9415 Masking tape
Straight sided wine glass
Small faceted crystal aurora borealis rhinestones(4mm and/or 5mm), about 30 to 40
Small faceted crystal aurora borealis bicone beads (shaped like 2 cones put together) 4 or 5 mm- 24 pcs (or 3 pairs of clear crystal earrings-1 to 2 inches long (depends on height of the stem of your glass)
Silver jewelry flat head pins-Qty 6, 2 inches long (unless your using earrings)
Jewelry round nose pliers
Scrap of tin foil, clear plastic from blister packaging or soy sauce tray will also work)
Emery board for fingernails
1. Wash wine glass with hot, soapy dish detergent, rinse & dry well with paper towels.
2. Gently peel the bubble border from the stencil sheet
3. Wrap the stencil around the base of the glass. Smooth the stencil out and check to make sure all the bubbles are rounded and not stretched into ovals, distorted or have edges around the openings that keep popping up. Adjust and relax the stencil enough until it is smooth, relaxed and straight.
4. Cover the entire upper portion of the glass with masking tape, overlapping all edges and covering down to the stem. You do not need to cover the stem or below.
5. PAT the etch cream onto the stencil. Do not brush it on like your painting. It will not frost as nicely View the directions and How To video HERE
6. Leave the cream on for 5 minutes.
7. With clean gloves, hold the glass by the stem and turn it upside down under the warm, running water so no water will go inside the glass while rinsing. Rinse until there is no visible Etch cream left on the stencil. Remove the tape and stencil and rinse again.
8. Open the tube of glue that came in the package of ears. Squeeze a tiny amount onto one end of the toothpick and let dry. This will be the pickup end for your rhinestones.
9. Squeeze a small amount of the glue onto the scrap of tin foil (do not squeeze out too much at one time, it gets gummy and dries quickly). Dip the unglued end of the toothpick into the glue and pick up a small amount that is slightly smaller than the rhinestone. Dot the glue in several places amongt the bubbles. Immediately turn the toothpick around to the dried glue end and press onto the front side of a rhinestone. The stone will stick to the toothpick temporarily and allow you to transfer it to the glass. Press the stone gently into the glue until you see it just barely come to the edge of the stone. Repeat this process all the way around the bubble border as desired (but do not overdue it and cover too many of the etched bubbles), be sure to leave enough stones for the base of the stem later. Let dry overnight
10. Cut 3 rings in half. Sand down the cut edges on an emery board until flat and smooth. Turn the wine glass upside down on the table so the underside of the glass is up. Take one of the half rings and apply a small amount of glue to each end with a toothpick. Place it glue side down onto the under belly (the bowl) and hold it until it will stand up by itself. The ring should be at a right angle to the stem (like hands on a clock). Glue another half ring on the oposite side. Divide the space between the first two rings with the remaining 4 half rings. Allow to dry overnight.
11. If you are making your own chandeliers dangles and not using premade earrings, string 4 crystal beads on each head pin. Roll the unfinished end of the head pin around the end of the pliers to form a loop, leaving it open enough to slip over the half ring (loop should be bigger than the thickness of the ring so it can swing freely). Attach the loop onto the ring and close it with the end of the pliers. Repeat with the remaining 5 rings.
12. Finally, turn the glass right side up. Glue additional rhinestones around the base of the stem as seen in the picture.
Article Posted: 09/29/2019 11:12:31 PM