Thursday, December 17, 2009

On the 8th Day of Christmas: Simple Silver Earrings

Very simple earrings that uses finding most of us have lying around in our studios.

3 sizes of Sterling Silver Jump Rings (total of 6 Jump Rings)
6 small Jump Rings (I used twisted jump rings)
Ear Wires
Bench Block
Chain Nose or Flat Nose Pliers

These are great for when you need a gift fast. Plus they look fantastic.
You can use as many Jump Rings as you would like. Graduate the sizes either up or down. Beads can be added but aren't necessary. Especially if you are in a time crunch.

Hammer the 3 different sizes on your bench block. Try not to distort roundness much if possible. The rings will open up. I held the rings with my pliers and tapped them closed. I also tapped them back in round.
Use the 6 small jump rings (twisted jump rings in the photo) to connect the 2 sets of 3. I needed to tap my small jump rings on the bench block to make them oval shaped. I didn't have the next size up.
Attach to earwires.
You're done! I'm a lazy beader, so this works well for me. No muss, no fuss.


Kate said...

very cute! I've done something similar before, always simple but stunning! I don't know though what size 'Rump Rings' are, they may not be a one size fits all! lol
j/k Tari, Happy Holidays!

Tari of said...

LOL I just saw that! That's what I get for not going back and proofreading. Sometimes that doesn't even matter, I read it the write way even when it's wrong.
A Rump Ring is something you sit on after you have a baby! One size fits most...
Merry Christmas Kate!

Jeannie said...

Excellent! I just made some similar earrings with coin pearls.

Alice said...

Sweet and simple. I've found that when I make silver earrings they get snatched up right away.

Jen Judd said...

I love little simple earrings! They're a great way to feel productive. :) And friends who don't know think you spent all day on them. :)