Thursday, December 24, 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 11: Ornate Black and Gold Trees

It's only a couple of days until Christmas so on Day 11 of the Twelve Days of Christmas I've started to look ahead to New Year's Eve. The classy Ornate Black and Gold Tree earrings will look wonderful for Christmas Day. But they can also do double duty for your New Year's Eve celebrations. The striking black and gold colour combination lends an air of elegance and sophistication to these earrings making them the perfect jewellery for seeing in the New Year.
Ornate Black and Gold Trees - finished length: 7.6cm (3")
Here's what you'll need to make the Ornate Black and Gold Tree earrings:
Tools: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, split ring pliers, flush cutters

 String a gold teardrop on a head pin and turn a 90° angle.

Trim the head pin to 1cm (3/8").

Turn a simple loop.

Open the loop and attach it to the single loop on the end connector.

Use the split ring pliers to remove the split ring from the black bow charm. Set this aside for another project.

Create a chain of 5 jump rings and attach one end to the loop of the bow charm.

Separate the chain into two equal halves. Set one aside for the second earring. Separate the other into two equal lengths. Attach one to each of the outermost holes of the end connector with a jump ring.

Open a jump ring and hook on the last link of the chain. Hook on the end jump ring of the bow charm.

Hook on the last link of the other chain, making sure that there are no twists in the chain.

Before closing the jump ring, attach the star.

Open a jump ring and hook on the gold star charm. Hook this through the top link of the chain of jump rings.

Open another jump ring and connect the top of the star with the earring wire. Use the remaining components to make a matching earring.

These earrings are certain to glam up your outfit - what a dramatic and stylish way to start the New Year!

There is just one more pair in the Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Extravaganza for 2015. Don't forget to check back to find out what I come up with.

'Til next time......