Designed by Carolyne Brennan of Hot Dot Designs©

Exclusively For Boomeon

Skill Level: All 

Materials Needed to Make These Earrings

  • 2” head pins x 2
  • 6mm closed flat rings x 4
  • 2mm  gold metal beads x 8
  • 12x8mm  rondelle x 2
  • 10x8mm  rondelle x 6
  • 6x4mm rondelle x 24
  • 24 gauge gold wire x 2 lengths of 30cm 
  • 4mm daisy spaces x 4
  • Ear wires x2

Tools Needed:

Jewellery cutters /chain nose or bent nose pliers/ round nose pliers 

Tips:

Most important of all be creative and enjoy making the project, feel free to change it in any way you choose. 

There is one thing I would recommend is that you make at least one as per the instructions and then go for it!

Instructions:

STEP 1:  Thread beads onto the head pin. 

1 metal bead, 1 large rondelle, 1 flat ring, 1 small rondelle, 1 metal bead 

STEP 2:  Take your round nose pliers and make a wrapped loop (if you do not know how to wrap just make an ordinary loop) & cut off excess. See step 2a.

STEP 3:  Take one of the cut wires and thread on 1 2mm metal bead, 5 small rondells, 1 medium rondelle 1 daisy spacer, your step 2 drop, and repeat this for the other side.  

                                              

STEP 4:  Take both wires and thread them up through a medium rondelle, flat closed ring and small rondelle.

STEP 5:  Pull wire tight on the beads and form a loop over your round nose pliers, then wrap the wire around twice and cut neatly.

STEP 6:  Take your chain nose pliers and ope your ear wires and pop your beaded section on and close.

Make sure all your work is as neatly finished as you can make it, and...

VOILA! You now have a great pair of festive earrings to wear on Christmas day!

Change the colour of all the beads to silver and VOILA you have a pair of earrings to wear on New Years Eve!!

For those of you who are interested in my work, when you have a moment I invite you to have a look at my Facebook pages -- and if you have any suggestions or comments on anything you would like to see, please feel free to ask!

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Cheers!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

Carolyne has been a successful practicing artist for the past 25 years and teaches from her private studios and workshops in Sydney, Australia classes in jewelry making and design along with one day specialized workshops in clay/glass/wire and jewelry techniques. You can check out more of her work, get your supplies, sign up for classes, and see a bunch of cool stuff at Hot Dot Designs.