Right now, I've got Bing Crosby's "Merry Christmas" playing in my studio. It's one of my all time favourite Christmas albums and I must have played it a thousand times but it always makes me feel Christmassey! So in keeping with how cheery I find this music, let's kick off this event with some equally cheery earrings, called "Jingle all the Way".
Materials needed for each earring:
- Twisted silver tubes: 30mm , 20mm and 3 x 5mm (or 1 x 10mm and 1 x 5mm )
- 2 x Silver mesh bow connectors
- 3 x 8mm jingle bells (in Christmas colours)
- 1 x 8mm silver stardust ball
- 2 x filigree bead caps
- Earring wires
- 3 x silver eye pins (you'll need long ones)
- 1 x head pin
- Jump rings
Begin by opening an eye pin, hooking on the loop of one of the jingle bells and then closing the eye pin again. Repeat with the other two bells .
For the silver ball, place a bead cap on the head pin, the stardust ball and another bead cap . Thread on a 5mm tube and then turn a loop.
5mm (or a 10mm tube if you have one) on one, a 20mm on another and the 30mm on the remaining one.
Open a jump ring and hook all 4 loops onto it, arranging them from shortest to longest.
Attach another jump ring to the first one and then attach it to the bottom of the bow connector .
Don't forget to stop by for the Second Day of Christmas later in the week.