I have been looking for Filigree in my local market, but, as mentioned before, its not easy to find such small items easily here in Chennai… One day, I was playing with bead cap and it got bent on one side, I was feeling bad that the cap cannot be used any more. But, after sometime, an idea struck me…why not use bead cap as filigree???
This post will teach how to use bead cap as filigree for an earring. But the ideas are endless, you can use them as pendant base, for ring etc… they look so beautiful with roses ❤
I ordered around 80 resin roses cabochon in Ali Express… They came up to Rs 3 per rose 🙂
Resin roses cabochon
Earring post and back
Open the bead cap into a flower using your pliers
Look how beautiful the bead cap has turned into!!
Now insert the earring post inside the filigree hole (Remember, the bead cap has a hole in the center – A bonus :))
Now insert your bead into a headpin and then insert to a hole in the newly created filigree 😀
Cut the excess, Loop it using a round nose pliers. I added 2, because two is definitely better than one 🙂
Time to paste your resin rose on to your filigree.
Now let them dry for a day!!
Here is your masterpiece 🙂 The rose and the filigree looks like they are made for each other!!
I made another pair using a rhinestone charm and pearl. The peach, rhinestone and pearl combination is so elegant…
Do let me know which one did you like 🙂