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Monday, August 2, 2010

Tutorial: How To Make Earrings

Supplies:
Fragments
Drill
Diamond Glaze
Mod Podge
2 hoops for earrings
4 small jump rings (circles not ovals)
2 pairs of pliers

These are a sinch to make. Just get these fragments by Tim Holtz:
Drill a hole
Glue the back of the fragment to some cute scraps of paper using Diamond Glaze Sand the edges of the paper and Mod Podge over the back (on the paper) to seal it

Poke a hole in the paper where you drilled but DON'T FOLLOW THE PICTURE, instead, do it from the back so it doesn't push the paper off the fragment. Learn from my mistake ;)
Push the jump ring through the hole from the back so you don't push the paper off the fragment but then continue pushing it though until the opening of the jump ring is in the back.
Add a 2nd jump ring and close the first one with your pliers. At this point make sure you're kids aren't around because if you're like me you may curse a little. Open the 2nd jump ring, add the hoop to it then close it with your pliers. Harder than it sounds. At least for me anyway!
The 2nd jump ring will make it so the earring dangles correctly. And there you have it!




6 comments:

  1. Great tute, Star! I have a package of those Tim Holtz fragments just waiting to be made into jewelry!

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    Have a great week!
    Kari

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  3. I love the earrings, and I gave you a blog award. So come on over and claim it!

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  4. I ADORE these earrings!!! Using the pliers to close the 2 jump rings is something I would probably have Ben do :) since I am lacking any muscles these days. But other than that I feel I could actually make similar ones. Not as cute as yours but one day I will give it a shot.

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  5. Oh my gosh! These are beautiful. Great tutorial!

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  6. Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/ in future post.

    Thanks!
    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/
    http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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