Make these easy semi precious tone earrings
It’s taking me a while to settle into our new house and find the right places for our stuff. My DIY
|From left, Aventurine, Peridot, Moonstone and Malachite|
stash is still in boxes in the dining area waiting for cupboards.
I have yet to find the right place to take pics and place my model. And the table I am using to sew is not ideal. It wobbles and the plug is miles away.
Despite all this I got quite a few DIY’s on my list done this last fortnight. They’re coming in future posts.
|You need chain, small beads, wire + earring hooks|
This week I am showing a really old DIY. Why? I get compliments every single time I wear these earrings. I made them from semi precious stone chips I bought at a bead shop. It has since closed. Sigh!
So here goes with the how-to for these stone drop earrings.
You need: –
2 x earring hooks
2 x pieces chain approx 5 centimetres long
thin or flexible wire
tiny semi stone chips or small crystal beads
You do: –
Lie the chain flat on a surface.
|Add bead to chain and twist wire to secure|
You are going to add a bead to every other link in the chain on alternating sides. It’s really important to alternate sides or the earrings won’t be balanced.
Using the thin wire, pick up a bead and slide the wire through link in the chain.
Twist the wire a few times to secure the bead. Cut the wire and bend the ends back.
|Add beads alternating left and right|
It’s also important to bend the wire ends back or the wire will hook onto shirt collars or scarves.
Continue adding beads until the chain is full ending with a bead at the last link of the chain.
Add the earring hook and that’s it!
As you can see I love these so much I made four pairs of them. If you have a birthstone or a stone you resonate with, then this is one way to wear it.
In the pic below right you can see a pair of gold and precious stone – Rosantica – earrings from Net a Porter which were the inspiration for my earrings.
|Image source Net a Porter|
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Till next week.