Chain Earrings and Funny Things

  What’s up internet?  How about a jewelry tutorial?

  I was trying to make a fancy-smancy bracelet by linking jump-rings with beads but about halfway through I realized how horrible it was turning out.

Not very attractive, is it?

 But I still wanted to use the already bead-dazzled jump rings for something. So I took out some earring hooks and began to work my magic.

Need: Beads, two earring hooks, a wire bender, six big jump rings and six small jump rings

Yes, I have the beads held inside a broken spoon. So sure me

Yes, I have the beads held inside a broken spoon. So sue me

 1. Open your big jump rings, then add about six beads onto your jump rings, and then then close it.

Fancy camera angle

Fancy camera angle

2. Add a small jump ring onto your bigger jump ring and add on one of your earring hooks. Now close it and repeat.

First do this.

Then this.

4. One more time!

You can add on as many as you'd like but I didn't want it longer then this.

You can add on as many as you’d like but I didn’t want it longer then this.

5. Now make it’s clone!!! (Bwahahaha!)

 I feel so chic wearing these and I hope you do to. Tell me what colors you’d prefer in this little tally and I’ll tell you the answers in my next post!

Green Tip

Did you know that most lipsticks contains fish scales (got that from an app I have called Weird Facts)? I know! Gross! So be sure to read everything on the label of products before you buy them. And if you can’t pronounce some of the words, look it up online. You’ll be surprised (and maybe even horrified) at what the answers are.

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Flower Earrings

Hello fello DIYrs! Have you ever heard of bead weaving? I don’t know what it’s officially called (I don’t really use the dictionary since it burns off my flesh.)(Ahhh! It burns!!!), but it’s like a combination of sewing, weaving and beading. I’ve been trying it out for a while and I’ve found some cool techniques to show you (they’re mainly flowers). Since bead weaving is kind of hard to explain with all of the thread and beads everywhere, I did this whole tutorial on a big pice of paper and used a marker to show you what direction your supposed to go. The quality might be a little weird because I did it on white paper (It’s HARD to keep it clean from rouge glitter!) but I hope you enjoy it all the same.

Need: Five Teardrop Beads (These are the types I used but you can experiment with other types of beads but you might need a bigger or smaller number.), two jump rings, a pair of pliers, some thread (I didn’t have any beading thread so I used regular sewing thread instead) a small pair of sharp scissors and a beading needle.

Ok a beading needle is like a sewing needle and you can make do with one, but the difference is were the hole is, it’s about the same size of the needle. The reason is that the whole needle has to go through the beads, and some of them are tinny.

The hole's so small the camera couldn't see it!

The hole’s so small the camera couldn’t even see it!

1. Thread the needle.

My thread is all curly!

My thread is all curly!

2. String your beads on.

It helps to keep all your beads in this "flower" position.

It helps to keep all your beads in this “flower” position.

3. “Sew” your needle through the bead at the end of the strand.

Does the little arrow help?

 

4. Now “sew” through the other beads.

I really hope this isn't confusing.

I really hope this isn’t confusing.

5. Now tighten it really good, you don’t want a sloppy wavy flower.

Pull each pice of thread individually.

Pull each pice of thread individually.

6. Tie it in a knot, then tie one of your jump rings on.

It's kind off hard to see

It’s kind off hard to see the jump ring but it’s there

7. Then take your scissors and cut off all of the remaining string from the flower but be careful not to cut the knot off!

Snip. Snip.

Snip. Snip.

8. And finally, use your pliers to open your second jump ring and attach it to your flower. Then, depending on what your using the charm for, close it with your pliers.

Now you know how to make cute little flower charms! You can make a second one then add on a pair of earring hooks.

It's easy!

It’s easy!

  If you liked this DIY please let me know because I LOVE it when you give me feedback. And if you would like to see something, like how to make a chocolate cake or how to make press plants then let me know. I can’t wait to hear from you!!! :^]

Green Tip

When your cloths get too torn up to donate, cut them up into small pieces and use them as stuffing instead of buying it at a store.

Safety-Pin Earrings

Greetings fellow crafters/DIYers.  For today’s DIY we are going to make safety-pin earrings.

Need: 2 safety-pins, 2 earing hooks, some string (or 2 jump rings), a pair of scissors and some beads (optional).

1. Take your scissors and cut a pice of string.

2. String your earing hook through your string.

3. Now add your safety-pin.

4. Now tie it in a tight knot.

5. Now snip off the excess.  (You can also use 2 jump rings to connect the safety-pin to the earring hook).

6. Now string your beads on (optional).

There are so many ways I could do this I couldn’t stop at just 1!

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These are my new favorite earrings. Now the fun with these is that if you get bored, you can change the beads and have a completely different look. The only problem is, I can’t choose which combination I like best!  You can choose your favorite and I’ll let you know which one is the winner in my next post.

Happy DIYing!