Friday, December 7, 2007

On the 3rd Day of Christmas: A Pair of Swinging Earrings

These earrings are a treat for the eyes from the front or side. Since it seems like my head is always on the move (often lead around by my mouth) and therefore my earrings never stay facing eyes front and forward. This designs helps to solve that problem by providing a great view from multiple angles.
Material needed:

8 brass jump rings - 9 mm
8 brass jump rings - 4 mm
2 brass leverback ear findings
6 brass head pins
4 Elaine Ray Heart Connectors
seed beads


Place two Heart Connectors back to back, connecting them in this manner with two of the 9 mm jump rings.

Now open the Heart Connectors so they are both face up.

Load seed beads on the head pins in graded lengths. Finish each head pin with a wrapped loop. Place one 4 mm jump ring in each loop.

Alternate seed beads with head pins on a 9 jump ring.

Attach to one of the pointed ends of one of a Heart Connector.

Attach a 9 mm jump ring, then a 4 mm jump ring, then the ear finding to the other pointed end.

Do it again to complete a pair. TA DA!


Tari of said...

Very cool earrings Elaine!

JenniferJangles said...

Cute Earrings, Elaine! I bet those are fun to wear.

Anonymous said...

Great Idea. I got all those pieces right here. I'm going to whip some up ASAP. Thanks Elaine.

Elaine Ray said...

Thanks everyone! The side view really highlights the interaction of the clay and glaze together - one of my favorite looks!

- Elaine