Wednesday, April 23, 2008

tutorial: easy dangle earrings

Time for a new tutorial! Do you want to make your own jewelry for your wedding, but aren't sure where to start? This is an easy design (it's one of my more popular classes) to create a versatile pair of earrings in less than an hour. Just a reminder, this is an original design, so please don't use the photos or text - feel free to email the link though :-)

You'll need:

  • needle-nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • bent nose pliers, or a second set of needle nose pliers
  • wire snips (optional, lots of jewelry needle nose pliers have wire snips built in)
  • head pins (I'm using plain ones for this project, but you can get head pins with fancy ends like rhinestones or little hearts)
  • ear wires (use gold or sterling silver if your ears are sensitive
  • six small focal beads
  • optional: smaller "E" or seed beads if your focal beads have large holes.
I'll show you the first steps tomorrow :-)

1 comment:

Joey said...

thats awsome. i am definitely going to try to make my own dangle earrings.