Free Tutorial From Our Friends at Ornamentea

Every so often, it's fun to follow along with someone else's tutorial and not have to invent my own. Such was the case when I received this fun tutorial from Ornamentea in my inbox last week–I knew I had to make these earrings! Not one who typically seeks instant gratification, for some reason I really had the urge to make them now! The fabulous thing is, it was easy for me to substitute some of the materials with those I already had sitting around the office!

Thanks to Ornamentea for offering the full tutorial here for these Day Glow Earrings designed by Erin Siegel.


Erin's version (left) from the Ornamentea web site; my version (right).

Although waxed linen cord would be ideal (as the tutorial suggests), I used some green hemp cord that I had around the office. However, the wrapped portion turned out a little chunkier than I would have liked. I chose these apple green Kazuri beads from Antelope Beads because I loved the bright green color.

I thought this baby blue rhinestone cup chain would keep the casual feel I was going for.

The only snag I ran into was the fact that the holes in some of my beads were too small to accommodate the two cords plus a head pin, so I had to keep digging through my stash until I found some with larger holes!

All in all, this turned out to be a fast and friendly project. Do you have a favorite quick-and-easy earring project?

Happy beading,


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