Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Easy to make Holiday earrings

If you want to deck yourself as well as the halls with a pair of holiday pierced earrings making them is easier than you may think.  If you have allergies to certain metals and just can’t wear the baubles that you can buy at the discount stores it’s easy to make them with surgical steel wires or even Sterling silver.  If you can work a pair of needle nosed pliers you are all set.

You will need:

Needle nosed pliers, two pairs

Jewelry findings available in craft stores or online…

Jump rings

Fishhook ear wires, surgical steel or sterling silver (sterling is not as expensive as you may think)

Tiny ornaments from craft stores.

 You can buy all sorts of little ornaments, snowmen, bells, etc. Since many times there are multiple ornaments in a package you will have more than enough for several pairs. Look in the area for decorating miniature trees.  You will be surprised at all of the choices and ideas. When shopping for baubles make certain that they have an attached loop at the top where you can add the findings. Most are plastic so they end up being very lightweight.

1.   Using two pairs of pliers, one for each hand, grab onto the jump ring and open by a twisting motion rather than pulling wide. 

2.     Slip the jump ring onto the top loop of your ornament.  Using the twisting motion in the opposite direction, close the jump ring. Make sure that the ends butt together.

3.     Open another jump ring like you did before and loop onto the jump ring that you just attached to the ornament.  Add the fish hook ear wire to the same jump ring.  Make sure the ear wire is facing the right direction.  Twist the jump ring together to close.  Make sure the ends butt together.

That’s it!  Now wasn’t that easy?  Quick and easy and you can enjoy them throughout the season.

Warning:  These are so easy to make and so inexpensive that you may not be able to stop making them.  J

A wonderful way to display them is on a Christmas card made for adding photos.  You simply poke them through the card and tape a small rectangle of paper on the back to hold them in place.


Carol Blackburn said...

Those are sweet, Crystal. Thanks for posting your instructions. I'll be passing this one along to a very crafty person I know. I bet she'll love it.

jamberry_song said...

Love these! Bet they would look great and make awesome Christmas presents for coworkers. ^__^ Thanks for sharing the idea!

Lee said...

Love them! What a great idea and wonderful little gift. You are just too clever! ;^)

LadyCat said...

Those are so cute and the possibilities are endless. They are so easy to make, even I could do it : ) These earring would make great stocking stufers!

Regina said...

Ohhh so simple and sooooo cute!! Thank you for sharing the awesome "How To".


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