This is another design which combines Silver Creek Leather and Swarovski Crystals for lots of shimmer and sparkle.
Here's what you'll need to make them:
- Sizzix Leather trim piece, Metallic Gold
- Approximately 50 3-4mm Swarovski flatback crystals in assorted colours
- 2 textured 11mm silver star beads
- 6 4mm silver bicones
- 2 3mm silver spacer beads
- 2 4mm silver daisy spacers
- 2 6x9mm silver cone bead caps with a flattened top
- 2 60mm silver head pins
- 2 silver earring wires
- Fiebings Leathercraft Adhesive
- EK Success Crystal Glue Pen
- Embellie Gellie Tool or fine tweezers
- Gold fine tip permanent marker
- Chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush cutters, rotary hand sewing leather punch, scissors
- Circle punches and a piece of scrap card stock - 10mm (3/8"), 16mm (5/8") and 20mm (3/4")
Cut out all the circles.
Neaten the cut circles by trimming away any furry edges.
You'll have six circles for each earring.
Apply a thin layer of leather cement to the back of one of the large circles and then place it on the back of the other circle. Press them together firmly.
Repeat with the medium and small circles.
Set the hole punch to the smallest hole. Find the centre of each of the disks and punch a hole in each one.
String the daisy spacer, cone bead cap and 3mm spacer bead on the head pin.
String the large disk, a bicone, medium disk, a bicone, the small disk and another bicone.
String the star bead and then grip the head pin just above the bead with the chain nose pliers. Bend the head pin at a 90° angle.
Place the round nose pliers in the bend and wrap the head pin around the jaw to create a loop, making sure the wire crosses over.
Grip the loop with flat nose pliers and the tail of the head pin with chain nose pliers and wrap the tail around the neck of the head pin, creating a wrapped loop. Trim away the excess wire.
Apply a small dob of Crystal Glue to the cut edge of one disk.
Pick up a crystal with the Embellie Gellie Tool or tweezers and position it over the adhesive. Continue applying crystals evenly around each circle. You will need approximately 6 for the small circle, 9 for the medium circle and 10 for the large circle.
Attach the Christmas Tree to the earring wire and make a second earring to match.
I hope you've enjoyed this year's collection of Christmas Earrings. It's been fun coming up with so many different designs. I'll be back with another collection in time for Christmas 2014 but in the meantime, I hope you'll join me wherever our creative adventures take us throughout 2014.
'Til next time....