Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Drop Earrings

I started off the afternoon trying to sew.  Trying being the operative word.  I don't actually know how to sew,...yet.  So it wasn't really going very well.  I was doing a lot of sewing and ripping out, sewing and ripping out.  I am completely confident in my ability to rip out a seam now but no closer to accomplishing anything tangible.

So, I moved on to some jewelry making and tried these drop earrings from the website  There is a fabulous little tutorial on that site with great pictures of each step.

I started with these pieces:

needle-nose pliers
flat pliers
cutters (is that what they're called?)
2 headpins
2 earhooks

Once I got the beads on, it took a bit of practice to use the pliers and make a loop at the end.  Once I got the hang of it, it was pretty easy.

At that point, I just slipped on the earhook, closed the loop, and they were done.

I tried a couple other different bead combos:

This last one I took some of the larger beads and strung them on jewelry elastic, tied off the end, and had a matching bracelet.

Okay, that was therapeutic.  Tomorrow I'm back at the sewing machine.  Wish me luck. 


Michelle said...

You're so creative. hmmmmm...I need earrings. ;) Good luck with the sewing. I can't wait to see your table runner.

Little City Farm said...

LOL - you should put in some colour requests and hope I have another bad sewing day. :)

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Oooo... shiny, pretty earrings, Terry! Maybe you and your sewing machine need to have a little talk about who is the boss of this whole arrangement! I was, however, thinking that your beaded bracelet could do double duty as a wine glass charm. Good Luck sewing tomorrow!

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

These are beautiful! My sister does this; I really need to learn. Great job!!

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