We are almost three quarters of the way through the Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings extravaganza. If you missed any of the previous ones, just check back through the earlier posts in December.
Today I'm throwing traditional Christmas colours out the window and using multi coloured marguerites for a really different festive feel. These earrings would be great for your New Year's Eve celebrations as well as Christmas. I've called them Aurora Starburst!
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 multi coloured 12mm marguerite beads
- 2 silver 15mm snowflake charms
- 10 5mm Silver Star Beads
- 12 silver size 10 or 11 seed beads
- fine silver chain
- 10 silver head pins
- 10 x 4mm jump rings
- 2 earring wires
- 26g silver wire
Cut the chain in 5 lengths making two short one, two medium ones and one long one. Open the loops on the star components and attach one to each chain.
Thread each chain onto a jump ring and connect it to the snow flake as shown in the photo.
Cut a 10cm (4") length of wire and thread a seed bead onto it. Fold the wire in half so that the bead is centred and then poke both ends through the hole of the marguerite. Pull it through so that the seed bead sits right up against the marguerite.
Thread the wires through opposite sides of the snowflake and pull the marguerite up against the snowflake. Twist it twice on the back making sure that the marguerite is firmly in place. Thread both wires back to the front so that they are hidden under the marguerite. Wrap them around the bead and then trim away the excess.
Open the hook of the earring wire and attach the snowflake charm. Complete the second earring to match.