And that's where my latest collection of Christmas earrings can help - 12 fabulously festive earring designs presented in a downloadable ebook - Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Volume 5.
along with a variety of construction methods to satisfy both the beginner and more advanced jewellery maker. There are Christmas trees, snow flakes, ornaments and stars. There is even a snowglobe-style design in this year's collection - something for every celebration that you're likely to attend. The ebook is available for $6.
Free Christmas Earrings ProjectAs a bonus for my readers, I have an extra design to kick off your Christmas crafting. It's a quick and simple project you can be wearing in around 20 minutes.
Here's what you'll need to make the Modern Splendour Christmas Tree Earrings:
- Two 12x7mm metallic green faceted cone beads (feelinginspired.com.au)
- Two 5mm metallic green faceted cone beads (from the Brilliance yellow and silver strand by Bead Treasures)
- Two 3mm gold cube beads
- Two 4mm (x2mm deep) gold bead caps
- Two 5mm gold star beads
- Two gold head pins
- Two gold ball end earring wires
String the beads on the head pin in the order shown.
Wrap the wire around the top jaw of the round nose pliers as far as you can and then remove it and place it on the bottom jaw as show in the photo.
Continue bending the wire around the jaw until you have formed a complete loop. The tail end should cross over the front of the neck.
Grip the tail end with the chain nose pliers and wrap it neatly around the neck until all the slack has been taken up on the head pin.
Trim the wire as close to the neck as you can.
Slip the loop onto the earring wire.
To close it, press the ball against the earring wire, letting it go slightly off centre and past the wire.
Use pliers to pull it back into alignment with the earring wire and the gap will be fully closed.
Make a matching earring with the remaining components.
If you liked this charming design, then you'll love the 2016 Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings collection.
Take a look at the 12 designs included in the book here. For just $6AUD (that's around $4-50USD at the current exchange rate) you'll get a pdf with clear photos and instructions for the 12 new designs. It can be downloaded and saved to your device or printed as a hard copy. Get your copy now!
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