Monday, 7 December 2015

Left over treasures


Make your self a merry little Christmas. 24 days of gifts and makes to create a frugal home made Christmas.

Day Seven:

Sparkling loop earrings




You will need:
Assortment of beads in various shapes and sizes
Wire
Loop earring findings
Earring posts/hooks
Crimping tool
Wire cutters

Method:

The main aim of these earrings is to use up any left over beads and any short left over wire. The wire can be from 3 inches to 5 inches long.

If you prefer you can use loop earring findings. The loop is already made for you.

Earrings using a ready made shop brought loop finding

Thread your beads onto your wire. A clip of some sort will help stop them sliding off and flying off your wire. Leave enough wire to thread one end through the last bead on the wire. Pull the wire up to form a loop. Slide on a crimp bead over both wires and crimp the bead firmly closed. Trim off excess wire. Attach the bead loop to your earring post by gently pulling apart the loop at the bottom of the earring post; slip this where you closed the wire with the crimp bead. Close the earring post loop and you are done.

If you use left over wire and beads these earrings are very cheaply made and look pretty. Add them as a gift to the tea pocket favors. 


I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.



4 comments:

  1. They look great, Shiralee. I really must get into my bead stash next year and start using some of it up.

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    1. Nanna Chel,
      These loop earrings are great for using up stash.
      -Shiralee.

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  2. So clever - you must be surrounded with beautiful things at your house........

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    1. Phil,
      There's also more than a few things that are questionable with "Okay, that didn't work out."
      -Shiralee.

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