Sunday, December 20, 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 7: Evergreen Christmas Trees

Today we begin the second half of the Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Extravaganza. As we draw closer to Christmas we all realise that we're running out of time to do all the things we'd like to get done before Christmas so it's timely that I have another really quick pair of Christmas earrings for you. Evergreen Christmas Trees are made with multi-holed spacer bars (I love to use jewellery findings in unexpected ways!) and some Swarovski crystals to give the trees sparkle. You can make this pair of earrings in under half an hour.
Here's a quick pair of Christmas Earrings made with multi-holed spacer bars (gotta love that they used in such an unexpected way) with sparkly Swarovski crystals stacked in between.
Evergreen Christmas Trees - finished length 5cm (2")
 To make the Evergreen Christmas Tree earrings, you'll need:
Evergreen Christmas Tree Earrings Inspiration Sheet
Tools: round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush cutters, needle tool
The components you'll need to make the earrings: daisy spacer bars in graduating sizes and emerald Swarovski bicones.

String the first hole of all the spacer bars on a head pin, graduating from largest to smallest and alternating with the Swarovski bicones.
Stack the spacer bars (starting with the largest) and the crystals to create one half of the tree.

Bend the head pin at a 90° angle just above the last crystal.
Turn a 90° angle above the last crystal.

Trim to 1cm (3/8").
Trim the head pin to 1cm (3/8") so that you can create a simple loop.

Turn a simple loop.
Turn a simple loop on the tree so that you can attach it to the star.

Insert a head pin through the last hole of the spacer bars and add a crystal in between each layer on the other side of the tree.
Inserting the second head pin through the spacer bars and crystals

 String the earring stopper on an eye pin.
Stringing an earring stopper on an eye pin.

Trim it with the flush cutters....
Trimming the earring stopper

.....until it is small enough to fit firmly inside the star bead.
The trimmed earring stopper

String the star bead from the bottom....
String the star bead onto the eye pin.

....and then push the earring stopper inside the bead. Slide the star down to the loop of the eye pin. The stopper will help prevent the star from spinning aroung whilst you are wearing the earrings.
Pushing the trimmed stopper inside the bead

Bend the eye pin above the star at a 90° angle, trim it to 1cm (3/8") and turn a simple loop.

Open the bottom loop of the star and hook on the two head pins from the Christmas tree.
Attaching the star loop to the tree loops

Hook the tree onto the earring wire and close the loop.
Adding the earring wire.

Make a matching earring with the remaining components.

How easy was that? Now you have a festive pair of Christmas tree earrings to wear to your next party.

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DIY Project sheet for how to make a pair of Evergreen Christmas Tree earrings with Swarovski Crystals and graduated spacer bars

DIY Inspiration Sheet for Evergreen Christmas Tree Earrings Tutorial


'Til next time.....








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