Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ocean Inspired Chandelier Earrings

I just got back from Hawaii and I think these earrings fit in perfectly there:


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I'm really loving them! I wanted to share how to make them, but I knew the wrap looped headpin was a technique to stand alone. Thus the first post. There's another technique I'll be showing today, but it is kinda similar to the wrap looped headpin so you'll catch on quickly!

Tools:
round nose pliers
regular pliers
wire cutters

Supplies:
Set of fish hook earrings
Headpins (32)
Eyepins (2)
Jump rings (16)
3 different beads. I used a green teardrop bead (2), a smaller silver circular (16), and a larger green circular bead (16)

The first step is also the new technique. It's not very....pretty. But it doesn't matter because it works and it's hidden! If you are looking for something prettier, try Rebecca from My Girlish Whim's tutorial on How to Wire Wrap a Pendant 


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Repeat on your other tear drop bead. 

Wrap all the rest of your beads (total should be 32) using the Wrap Looped Headpin Tutorial. The rest is just threading and closing.

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Open jump ring and thread the beads on. Close jump ring. 

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Open a new jump ring, and thread it through the first. Add the beads and then close the jump ring

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Don't forget to close the jump ring!

There you have it: 

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What do you think? I say give in a try!

8 comments:

Smallgood said...

Did you have fun? Did you have the time of your life?

These are quite beautiful. Y'all have so much talent and come up with the best homemade gifts. I'm very impressed.

Brave Brooke said...

These are beautiful! I bet you can't wait to wear them! :)

Heather Landry said...

I pinned this so I can make them later! Thanks so much for the inspiration. These are AWESOME!

Tracy said...

Great tutorial and beautiful earrings :)

Kristen said...

You are talented! I would love to give jewelry making a try someday.

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

I always wondered how these "cluster" earrings were made, thanks for the tutorial! Pinning to attempt to make :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

They look great! Thanks for the shout out! :)

The Mrs. said...

These turned out GORGEOUS!!
Much prettier than the ones you find at the stores.
And easier to coordinate too!
Thanks!!

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