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:

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

These are very beautiful, Sachiko!

Jessica Stier said...

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.

Little Treasures said...

Beautiful and perfect for fall!

zeshuregi said...

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

Wichtelzwerg said...

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

Natalie Call said...

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!

Mruna Mistry said...

they look great! Thanks for the tute!

tina said...

earings are wonderful,great tutorial!
kiss,tina

hclairec said...

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

Heather said...

They are beautiful!

Tessa said...

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!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

absolutely beautiful!

~L~
my last post: Blazers & Body Types

heidi said...

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

Sharlyn said...

absolutely gorgeous Sachiko!

Hannah said...

Very beautiful!

Ruth said...

They are beautiful. I love the color.

Ruth

Amy Kempf said...

Love the earings!

Delia said...

gorgeous! So classy.

creativejewishmom.com said...

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!

Kate said...

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

* Nancy * said...

love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

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

yourstrulyisabel said...

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
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Έφη said...

Very very beautiful!

HJC Editor said...

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

HJC Editor said...

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

Caroline said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I love it! I also love the earrings.

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Caroline said...

Hello there! I just discovered your blog, and I'm really enjoying it.

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