Mother's Day Gift Idea!

Mother's Day Gift Idea!
Spoil your Mum (or yourself!) with a colourful resin bangle with a sparkly magnetic clasp. Wear one on it's own, wear a stack of monochromatic bangles or really let her personality show and wear a stack of different colours together. Peronalised sizing available so no matter what size wrist she has, there is a bangle to fit! Available at the Mill Lane Studio Resin Jewellery Shop

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Chain of Lights - Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Extravaganza - Day 11

Oh my goodness.... It's Christmas Eve and I am only just bringing you Day 11's earrings. I am certainly running behind schedule this year! So something quick and easy is in order today - a garland of festive lights to dangle from your ears.

Here's what you'll need to make these:
Cut the wire in half and set one piece aside for the second earring. Cut the remaining wire into 4 20cm (8") lengths. Insert one into a 6x4mm teardrop leaving a tail of 3cm (1 3/16"). Bend the wires so that they cross over each other above the point of the bead. Use your nail to bend the long wire vertically.

 Wrap the short tail twice around the neck just created on the long wire.

Trim away the excess wire on the short tail.

Create a loop with the round nose pliers just above the coil. 

Wrap the wire down around the neck and over the wraps made with the short wire.

Continue wrapping the wire around the bead until you cover the holes. Pass the wire diagonally across the wrapping on the bead and then twice around the neck wraps to secure it.

Trim the excess wire. Create two more 6x4mm wrapped beads and one 8x4mm wrapped bead.

Open a jump ring and attach two curved connectors (string the outward curve first) and then one of the small wrapped teardrops so that it sits on the inside curve. Add a third connector and a teardrop. Attach the third teardrop to the top connector with a jump ring.

 Add the large teardrop to the bottom connector with a jump ring.

Now attach the top jump ring to the earring wire and then create a second earring to match.

I'll have one more design to round out this year's Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Extravaganza so don't forget to check back to see what I come up with.

'Til then....