Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Very Merry Berry Earrings - a Free project from The Twelve Days of Christmas Ebook Vol 4


Merry Berry Earrings progress steps

Are you excited? It's December and that means my annual Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings ebook is now available. Volume 4 has some really beautiful Christmas and holiday earring designs and is full of clever ideas for using jewellery components in ways you've never thought of before. If you'd like to see the projects, click here to see a collage of all the projects included. The ebook is downloadable (and printable!) right after purchase. 

So today, I'm sharing one of the projects from the book - Very Merry Berry earrings - featuring chains of sparkly crystals to tickle your neck. With these earrings you'll be set to sparkle your way through all those festive parties!
Festive Very Merry Berry earrings


Here's what you'll need to make the Very Merry Berry earrings:
Tools: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters, ruler

Finished length: approximately 6.5cm (2.5")

Cut the chain into two equal halves and set one half aside, along with half of all the other materials for the second earring. Cut the other chain into nine pieces, varying in length from 2.5cm (1") up to 5cm (2").

String each of the bicones on a head pin. Turn a 90° angle on each one, trim the end to 8mm (5/16") and turn a simple loop.

On each length of chain, attach a bicone by opening the loop of the head pin and hooking it through the last link of the chain.

Open the loops of the remaining crystals and hook them around the chain above the beads of the chain. If you are using a plain chain in place of the beaded chain, hook the loops through links of the chain instead.

The chain length should now look something like this.

Repeat for all the lengths of chain, placing the crystals at varying lengths along the chains.

Slide the first link of each chain onto the shaft of the eye pin. Once all the chains are threaded, open the eye pin loop and slide the chain lengths around it. Close the loop.

Insert the eye pin through the bead cap.

Bend it a 90° angle.

Turn a simple loop and then hook it onto the earring wire.

Make a second earring to match with the remaining components.
 
Looking for more inspiration for Christmas earrings? Check out the ebook: Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Volume 4.
 
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'Til next time.....








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