Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tutorial ~ Fall & Winter Earrings ~


A few posts ago, I shared a couple pictures of jewelery that I made, and several people wanted to know how I did it.

Well, I am not a pro at this, I just wanted to make something for myself to wear and started playing with beads a couple years ago. Eventhough my first love is sewing, I very much enjoy jewelry making too. I don't know all the correct names for all the parts, and I don't know if I can explain how I did it either. But, I will do my best.

I have been wanting to make some earrings for the fall. When we took the family trip last week, I saw a few pretty brown acorns on branches in the canyon. That inspire me to make these.

{You will need}---for one set of earrings


some head pins, and eye pins
2 earring wires
4 bead caps
2 large pearls
2 medium pearls
2 fire-polished crystals
8 small pearls(4 light color/ 4 dark color)
For the tools... you will need roundnose pliers and a wire cutter.


{How to}

1. On a head pin, string bead caps and large pearl. Bend the wire, cut the wire about 3/8" and using roundnose pliers, make the loop.

2. Using the same method on step 1, make all the parts necessary.


3. Connect the large pearl with the bead caps, fire-polished crystal, and medium pearl. Attach the small pearls between the bigger beads. Use the pictures as a guide.


4. Time to enjoy!



I am working on some more jewelry, once I spread everything out, lots of design ideas flooded my mind. It is so fun to coordinate different beads and parts to create something totally different from each other.

In November, I am planning the "Thanksgiving Giveaway" again this year. One of the jewely might be one of the giveaway items... :) What do you think?

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! I love the little pearls that hang off the sides. I never think to do cute things like that. I am inspired and I think I'm going to need to pull out my beeding supplies soon.

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  2. This is great great easy tutorial...thank you so much Sachiko for sharing this smart tutorial..stay happy & cool...

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  3. Thank you, very much. I will test your Tutorial. Now I see it is not so difficult to make earrings.
    Oh, sorry about my english.

    Cheers Claudia

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  4. Thank you so much for this! I have tons of beads, but I've never known how to use the wires! I'm going to try this this weekend!

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  5. they look great! Thanks for the tute!

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  6. earings are wonderful,great tutorial!
    kiss,tina

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial. The earrings are daring. It makes me want to get out the needle nosed pliers and get busy.

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  8. Thank you, I know I was one of the ones who bugged you for a jewelry tutorial! I'm excited to try these cute little delights out. I look forward to your future jewelry posts, hopefully one will include that darling fall-ish bracelet that you made too!

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  9. Wonderful tutorial! These are so pretty. They would make lovely Christmas gifts for my daughers and my many nieces! Thanks for taking the time to make such a great tutorial!
    ~Blessings, Heidi

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  10. They are beautiful. I love the color.

    Ruth

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  11. these are gorgeous, and you've inspired me to make some jewelry though I haven't done it in years! I'm going to share this with my readers on Craft Schooling Sunday, and hope you'll find a moment to join us sometime too! all the best!

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  12. These look great! It really makes me want to make jewelry more. Thanks for the tutorial, I might have to go get some supplies. :)

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  13. They're beautiful! What pretty colors. Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

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  14. Your earrings is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature it at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

    Contact me here if you have a concern.

    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

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  15. Hi! We'v featured your Fall & Winter earrings on our blog. Check it out here: http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/2011/11/bead-cap-basics-jewelry-making-tutorial.html

    Cheers!
    Jane

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  16. Hi!

    We have featured your fall and winter earrings. Check it out here: http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/2011/11/bead-cap-basics-jewelry-making-tutorial.html

    Cheers!
    Jane

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