Friday, December 21, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 12

Well, today is the twelfth and final day of The Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Extravaganza for 2012. I've kept a really special pair of earrings 'til last: angels to herald the good news that a Saviour has been born to us.

Here's what you'll need:
Cut a piece of mesh , 11 links x 11 links. Cut a length of gold wire approximately 25cm (10") long. Turn the mesh over to the back and thread the wire along the first side. Thread it along the second edge, pushing it through from the corner rather than pulling it from the end. This will help eliminate a nasty kink at the corner.

Repeat on all sides so that the wire exits from the top.

Twist the wires together neathly.

Form a loop and then thread on the earring wire making sure it is facing the right way. Finish the loop by wrapping it around the neck. Trim away the excess.

Cut a piece of chain 15mm (5/8") long and use jump rings to connect one end to the angel charm and the other end to the earring wire.

Create a triangle jump ring from the Hematite Wire for the star crystal . See this tutorial for instructions if you're not sure how to.

Connect the triangle jump ring to the earring wire with the remaining silver jump ring and you're done! Make another earring to match and you're ready to wear your angel earrings.

I hope you've enjoyed all the earrings tutorials for this year. If you missed any, click the Twelve Days of Christmas tab at the top of the page.

My Christmas crafting is moving out of the studio and into the kitchen for the next few days as we create a Gingerbread House. I'll have a pic to share as soon as it's finished so please join me again soon.

'Til next time....