Quartz & Gold Foil Cuff Tutorial

this is what we're making!

Quartz & Gold Foil Cuff Tutorial

Here's what you need:

  • Liquid Gilding and brush
  • old jewelry piece, this cuff watch was received as a party favor
  • large plastic faceted beads, these were removed from a vest
  • E-6000 adhesive
  • gold leaf
  • 2 pieces of pointed raw quartz
  • gold wire 20ga
  • jewelry pliers
  • nail polish or jewelry sealer 

Do this:

  1. paint facets of plastic beads with liquid gilding. I did two of the same and one different centerpiece. 
  2. when dry, apply nail polish or some adhesive where you would like to adhere gold foil.
  3. place gold foil on top of polish or adhesive and gently peel back, this will leave a splattered effect. 
  4. seal gold foil with another layer of polish or jewelry sealer. 
  5. take a 10-12 inch length of gold wire and wrap around ends of raw quartz. 
  6. attach plastic beads onto cuff with gold wire.
    • make a wire coil with jewelry pliers on both ends of beads to do this.
  7. using E-6000, attach wire wrapped quartz onto cuff. let dry!

something dramatic for a night out or with a simple outfit?

Quartz & Gold Foil Cuff Tutorial