Small mica tile
2 polymer clay disk beads
2 Swarovski rhinestone 8mm balls
2 brass eyepins
2 brass earwires
4 copper spacers
2 brass 4mm jumprings
1. Cut the mica with scissors into 4 small rectangles. Use a two-hole metal punch to create a hole in each mica rectangle. Attach two of the pieces together with a small jump ring. (I cut one slightly smaller than the other and cut the top edge at an angle.)
2. On the eyepin string a spacer, disk bead, spacer, rhinestone beads. Trim wire and form a loop.
3. Attach to jump ring. Attach earwire.
The secret ingredient in this design are sheets of mica. Mica is a naturally occurring mineral that has been laminated into flexible sheets. The grade of mica used for scrapbooking and crafts is thick enough to use as charms for earrings. Although I wouldn't recommend it for jewelry that would take a lot of stress, like a bracelet. And I would treat any jewelry made with mica with extra care when storing to make sure it doesn't get bent or cracked. It is heat and water resistant. I cut the mica tiles with regular scissors, which gave them a frosted edge look.
Supplies: Rhinestone balls and mica sheets, Ornamentea. Earwires and eyepins, Bello Modo. Disk beads, Humblebeads.