Sunday, 10 November 2013

Make Your Own Christmas Earrings

It's the time of year again when I start to think about presents for friends and family.  

Do you like to buy handmade gifts at Christmas?  You may have bought items made by other craftspeople already but why not surprise people (and yourself!) by having a go at making something simple yourself?  

These earrings are always popular during the festive season as they are a great stocking filler but they could also be an ideal birthday gift as the colours don't have to be too Christmassy.

To make one pair of earrings you will need the following:


Wire cutters
Round nosed pliers
Flat nosed pliers


2 x 8mm glass cube beads
2 x 6mm glass cube beads
2 x 4mm glass cube beads
2 x 50mm headpins
2 x Bow connectors
2 x 2-3mm Round spacer beads
2 x Earwires

To make your earrings...

1. Begin by threading each headpin with beads/components in the following order:
- 8mm cube bead
- 6mm cube bead
- Bow connector
- Round spacer bead

2. Bend each headpin to 90 degrees above the beads you threaded in step 1

3. Trim the headpin to around 8mm using wire cutters and turn wire around  into a loop using round nose pliers

4. Attach to earwire by opening the loop at the bottom with flat nose pliers, threading through the loop at the top of your present stack, and closing again

5. Wear your earrings!

I have a limited number of kits containing all the components you need to make these fabulous Christmas Earrings (you will need your own tools).  The kits are available to purchase. Simply message my Facebook page. Kits are £3 posted to a UK address (please ask for a quote for International postage).  Colours of the cube beads may vary. 
A small number also available in a gold finish.
If you prefer not to make your own, you can buy a pair readymade for £4 posted to a UK address.

All designs are the intellectual property of Ring O’Roses – Original Jewellery by Helen Bowen.  
Please do not copy these instructions or photographs without permission.

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