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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

White as Snow Christmas Earrings - With Video Tutorial

Snow white Christmas earrings with a faceted tear drop crystal dangling below and large white glass pearl in a wire cage, attached to a frosted white star.

December is racing along but it's not too late to make some fabulous Christmas earrings to dress up your festive outfits. Today I have another bonus Christmas Earrings project for you that is NOT in the Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Vol 5. Watch me as I make these gorgeous White as Snow earrings and then follow the step-by-steps below.



Finished length: 5.6cm (2 ¼”)
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Degree of Difficulty: easy


Here's what you'll need:
·           Two 14mm frosted white acrylic star beads
·           Two 14mm off white glass pearls
·           Two 16mm silver bead cages
·           Two 9x6mm AB clear teardrops
·           Two silver head pins
·           Two silver eye pins
White beads and silver findings for White as Snow earrings

String the tear drop onto the head pin. Grip the head pin with the chain nose pliers and bend it above the pliers at a 90° angle.
Bending the head pin above a clear crystal with the chain nose pliers

Position the round nose pliers in the neck of the wire and form a loop. Make sure that the wire crosses over the front of the loop.
Creating a simple loop with round nose pliers above the teardrop crystal

Wrap the tail of the head pin around the neck two or three times and then trim away the excess.
Creating a wire wrap around the neck of the loop

Open the coils of the bead cage using both hands.
Pulling the bead cage apart

Insert the bead into the cage. 
Slipping the glass pearl into the wire bead cage

If the bead holes don’t line up with the cage ends, work them around by inserting the tip of the eye pin in one end and manoeuvring it into position. String the caged bead and the star (from the bottom).
Insert the eye pin into the glass pearl inside the wire bead cage

Bend the wire above the point of the star at a 90° angle. 
Bending the eye pin at a right angle above the star bead

Turn a simple loop.
Form a simple loop above the star bead with the round nose pliers.

Open the bottom loop of the eye pin and hook it through the wrapped loop.

Attach the earring to the earring wire and close the loop. Make a second earring to match and you're done. Wow....Christmas earrings in under 10 minutes!

You'll find more great earring designs like these in the Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings ebook series. Vol 5 is available for purchase now and can be downloaded immediately after your purchase is complete.

'Til next time.....








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