I pulled a picture of a necklace out of a fashion catalog some time ago. There was just something about the design that appealed to me. Finally, I’m getting around to making it for myself.
In the video I explain my thought process, and how I made the design my own.
One thing that needs to be changed (and I kinda mention it in the video) is that the jump rings to the top of the center oval need to be a little larger. At the size they are they actually stick and it doesn’t hang straight. Just something to keep in mind…
Below is a jewelry video tutorial I made for you all, showing how to make this caged beads bracelet. All you’ll need are beads, a few eye pins and some wire.
Keep in mind that you could wrap just two beads and attach to ear wires for a pair of earrings, or wrap more beads and make more connectors for a necklace.
Doing a little wire work in your jewelry making is not only a great way to easily dress up your beads, but it also can save you money. Making your own connectors and clasps is way easier than you might think.
I hope this video encourages and inspires you to give it a try!
I also made a bracelet with red beads and gold wire. This shot gives you a good view of the figure eight connectors. (And, apparently, a cat hair. Hope you aren’t allergic.)
For the spiral I used a much shorter piece of wire (four or five inches, instead of nine) which gives a different look than in the pink bracelet.
I just put together a video tutorial for you. It shows how quick and easy it is to make these beaded dangle earrings. Seriously, if you had all the supplies, you could make a pair in 15-20 minutes.
Aren’t they pretty? In fact, I like them so much, I’m wearing them right now. Ha!
As I mention in the video, there are many variations you could do on this theme. Here’s a different kind of hoop for the earrings.
I really want to try this with oval loops, they would be quite elegant. Or for a funky look, how about rubber “O” rings? If you don’t mind heavy earrings, how about glass or stone rings? I’ll bet you could find something made of wood that would be lighter and look cool, too.
As usual, it’s the possibilities that make it exciting!