Free Earring eBook and 2 Easy Ear-Wire Designs
Puttin’ on the Glitz
This past weekend I was getting ready for a holiday party. I had on a snazzy new outfit, but of the hundreds of pairs of earrings I own, I couldn’t find a single set to wear. Sound familiar? Luckily, we’re beaders. We can whip up a pair of earrings in a flash, not only to match our clothing, but our moods, the weather, or the headline story of the day. That flexibility is one of the big reasons we do what we do! So before I headed out the door, I sat down and made myself this pair of crystal dazzlers that went perfectly with my black pumps and black velvet slacks.
Make Your Own Unique Ear Wires
Designing special ear wear is easy by customizing the dangle, but have you also thought about customizing the ear wire itself?
Here are two ideas for making totally unique ear wires.
|Head-Pin Ear Wires|
|Use the tip of round-nose pliers to form a loop at the end of a decorative head pin.||Wrap the straight part of
the wire around a pen.
|Use chain-nose pliers to form a slight bend near the end of the straight wire. Slide the loop of your dangle onto the ear wire.|
|Eye-Pin Ear Wires|
|Slide one bead onto an eye pin. Use your fingers or chain-nose pliers to form a 90-degree angle at the top of the bead.||Wrap the straight wire
around a pen.
|Use chain-nose pliers to form a slight bend near the end of the straight wire. Use a jump ring to attach a dangle.|
5 FREE earring projects!