Merry Christmas! I hope you are all enjoying your holiday today, whether it be relaxing in front of a fire with a hot toddy or out playing in the snow! If you have some down time in your studios why not sit down and create these Christmas inspired earrings!
You can see that my original earring design incorporated waxed cotton cording but in the tutorial, I have used some thick 2mm leather cording instead. You can vary the supplies easily to transform your earrings into a unique design.
Here's what you'll need:
2- brass 2 inch head pins
2- brass 10mm snowflake components
6 inches 2mm cording
2 porcelain 15mm links
2 brass fold over cord ends
2 brass ear wires
2 size 6 seed beads
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Cut the cording in half creating 2 3 inch sections. Thread one end through one porcelain link, and then back through the link again. Pull the two ends together and attach a fold over end.
Using on head pin string 1 seed bead and one brass snowflake component.
Push the headpin in through the center of the 2 cords and trim the headpin to about 1/2 an inch.
Using the round nose pliers form a loop around the cording. Use the flat nose pliers to get in there and tighten the loop against the cording.
Repeat all steps for the second earring. Hopefully my step by step photos will help you interpret my wacky instructions.
Porcelain links: Joan Miller Porcelain
Brass fold over ends and snowflakes: Ornamentea.com
Brass ear wires and headpins: Vintaj.com
Leather cording: Ornamentea.com
seed beads: Fusionbeads.com
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