5.03.2011

Tutorial Tuesday- Spring time earrings

This post was originally posted over at Mine for the Making. The tutorial I planned for today didn't go according to plan! Hopefully next week I'll finally have a sewing tutorial up for you. Enjoy. :)

Now I don't know about you, but when I think spring, the first thing I think of is flowers. Big, bright, beautiful bouquets of flowers. (Say that five times fast!) So with the theme of Spring Fling, I knew I had to do something with a floral inspiration. Then I threw in a few of my favorite things: jewelry, lace, and pearls! I ended up with....

 These pretty earrings! I think they are just perfect for spring. Light, floral, and romantic. Want to make a pair of your own?

You will need:
  • Non fraying lace with a floral design
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Two eye pins
  • Two freshwater pearls
  • Two ear wires
  • Two jump rings
  • Round nose pliers

Got it?

Start by cutting out the flowers from your lace. You'll need four. Use embroidery scissors if there is small detail.

Admire them and think about your springy earrings.

Next, thread a pearl onto an eyepin.

Bend the eye pin over at a 90 degree angle.

Make loop using the round nose pliers. (Need help? Check out my tutorial here.)

Snip off the excess wire. Set it aside.

Open up one of the jump rings by twisting it open, not pulling it apart.

Thread the pretty flower and the ear wire in the open jump ring. Twist it back together.

Remember that pearly piece? Open one end and attach it to the bottom of the flower. Attach another flower to the other end of pearly piece and twist it closed.

Do it all over again and you've got yourself a pair springy earrings!

Dig through your lace stash again and make another pair. Do it again, because this it totally addicting.

1 comment:

Christa Johnson said...

I am lovin' these earrings!!! What an awesome idea!! Keep the great ideas coming, your amazing!

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