Sep 262017
 

Today’s project is just a little bit fall-ish. Autumn officially began last week, but it’s still feeling quite a bit like summer around here.

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I wasn’t quite ready to go all out fall colors, so just a few hints of fall with the gold, red, and dulled down greens. I really like the bright pop of those chartreuse beads for contrast.

Actually I’m NEVER truly ready for fall, not because fall in New England isn’t lovely, it’s always utterly gorgeous. But for me I’m always thinking that it means winter is on its way, definitely my least favorite season.

Of course, it’s always important to remind ourselves that for now we should enjoy where we are with the blessings we have at this moment. For we never really know what’s around the corner.

So yeah, trying to embrace fall…

The chandelier earring findings I used started out as a bright, somewhat antiqued silver. In the video I explain an easy way to change them to this antique patinaed brass look.

Because the paints that I used to change the look of the finding add thickness to all the holes, you may need to add a jump ring in between the chandelier finding and the earring findings, just so things move a little bit more freely.

And actually, the more I look at them, the more I think I may go back and add those leaf dangles I was showing you after all. That’s the awesome thing about making your own jewelry, you can take it apart and change it up anytime you want!

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Autumn Glory Earrings-Czech Glass Fire Polish Beads Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.

Oct 012012
 

This video will show you how to make a quick pair of classic earrings that you’ll find yourself reaching for time and again.

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Don’t you just love how the simplest of materials gives the most elegant of looks?

Happy Creating!

Materials:

  • two 1-inch diameter wire rings
  • six metal spacer beads
  • eight seed beads
  • two jump rings
  • two ear wires
  • chain nose pliers

Instructions:

  1. Slide four seed beads onto a wire ring, alternating with three metal spacer beads.
  2. Use chain nose pliers to bend end of wire ring up 1/8 inch. Slip loop of ring over bent up wire end; then flatten wire end back on itself to close.
  3. Open a jump ring; slip through loop of wire ring and loop of an ear wire. Close jump ring. Repeat to make second earring.