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24 gifts for under $20.00. Make beautiful earrings as lovely Christmas gifts for her to wear all year round! Silver plated or 14K gold plated - OR - silver and gold toned findings. Almost every woman loves to get jewelry for Christmas. But times are getting really hard and we really can't afford such gifts, until now. With my easy steps, you can make precious stone earrings for all your loved ones.
Approximate Time: 3 Hours
Where to Buy:
Michael's or Joann's Fabric. If you go to either of theses stores, please go to their website and sign up for the mailing list and receive a 40% off one item coupon to save extra money!
You may use Michael's coupon at Joann's and vice versa. If you have the time, order your supplies off of e-Bay. Most Hong Kong sales take about 21 days to receive, but you can save up to 50% off your supplies. Start early and save more.
By Cathy Shaw from Bay Area, CA
I love long earrings. I think they look feminine and hope that they make your face look thinner. A girl can dream, can't she? These are easy to make, lightweight, and will go with a variety of outfits. At work or a night out on the town, every woman needs a pair of pearl earrings. Have fun!
Total Time: Less than 30 minutes
Source: These came in a tiny jewelry kit I once bought from a grocery store years ago.
Remember, you can easily change the look by varying chains and beads.
With only a few minutes and a few supplies, you will have these! They are lightweight and elegant. Using black and copper hardware and a pretty raspberry colored bead they make a nice accessory to dress up your look.
My students and I developed this design when we were making earrings for a charity event. We ran out of pins to thread beads on for drop earrings so we improvised. The idea was simple but the end result are bouncy, animated and very frugal!
You can make these earrings whether you have jewelry making experience or not. They are quick, easy, and beautiful. Just grab a few supplies from your local craft store and you'll be making gorgeous earrings for a dime a dozen! Wear them, gift them, or sell them.
I had some similar earrings and wanted to experiment and see if I could duplicate them, and also to design some other colors and give the earrings as Christmas gifts. I used what I already had in my bead box at home and this is the result.
If you're bored with just beading bracelets and simple necklaces, try taking the next step and start making beaded earrings. You just need an ear hook with a loop to connect to. Then you need an earring body, or something to decorate. Then you need the decoration, otherwise known as beads!
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I want to bead a tubular earring, that gets much thicker to the bottom of the hoop. I want to do something kind of like in the picture where the earrings get thicker at the bottom. Any ideas on how to make it?
This is something I know nothing about but I was given this site for you to check out as they have a lot of free patterns and you can send them an email about what you are looking for and they may be able to help. (I do not think the style you show is called tubular - but?). Sometimes you can take one style and adapt it to work for another style once you get the technique down.
Also, you should check out your local craft stores (JoAnn's, Michael's) as they have a good assortment of earring kits that have all supplies to help you get started. They many times also have classes on all kinds of crafts.
It looks like there is a metal frame in a hoop shape holding these beads. If I were you I would go to a store like Michael's or Joanne's and ask them how to do it.