Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Year...new project


Years ago my daughter made bracelets for Christmas gifts. We ordered a bunch of beads, and even after the bracelets, this is what was left. I've been wanting to learn how to make simple earrings, and so it seemed a good excuse to use up at least some of them.

I headed to the library for a book {the Easy Beading book over on my right-hand sidebar}, picked up some sterling silver ear wires and headpins from the craft store with my 40% coupon, and borrowed my sister's jewelry pliers and cutters.

In a short while I had four pair of earrings! Now, don't look too closely or you will see my wraps and loops are not exactly perfect, but I'm hoping no one will notice...
Very fun, and easy! I think I'll try some in gold next...

28 comments:

  1. wow ! so great about you . your creativity is very beautiful and different.

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  2. those are lovely! good job!
    julie harris

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  3. I think they look pretty good. I like simple earrings. I like gold best and can't wait to see how those turn out.

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  4. Great job! They are really nice. I would love to make jewlery... but there are too many other things to make on my list right now!

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  5. Those are beautiful! I pretty much only wear earrings with wires like that. I made one pair of earrings that I love, but haven't made any since. Yours are simply lovely.

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  6. These are nice, great job!

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  7. Really pretty work :-)

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  8. Great job. I love silver and simple, but beautiful. Keep up the great work!

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  9. Pretty, playing with beads is so fun. Clarice

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  10. These are lovely. Great job!

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  11. Nice job on the earrings. I experienced a tiny pang of regret when I looked at your first picture as I just lost one of my favorite earrings and the light green beads toward the left top corner look like the same beads that made up the bottom. Enjoy your pretty new baubles!

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  12. I masde bracelets one year for Christmas gifts, and found my left over beads just the other day, when I was cleaning and organizing in my craft room. I was wondering what I will use them for.

    I think it's great that you tried something new, and your earrings turned out wonderfully well!

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  13. Your earrings look great. It's fun to do something new. Have fun and make some more.
    Debbie

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  14. your earrings are so pretty! Beautiful job!

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  15. Sharon D.4:16 PM

    Wow Deb! Those came out just beautiful! You have inspired me now. I have a bunch of beads waiting to adorn my ears :)

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  16. They look fantastic! You have a wonderful knack for creating!!! xoxo

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  17. I love your earrings! Those are the best.
    RiverBend Farm

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  18. What great earings, its fun to do new things!

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  19. How fun and good for you in trying something new!
    ~Emily

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  20. They look like nice. I have never tried to make jewlery but love the work of others. Great job.

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  21. Very nice earrings! They have that beautifully handmade look. And I love the wires.

    mary

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  22. Those are beautiful! I've been thinking of trying some...this just makes me want to even more! :)
    Mackenzie

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  23. Oh, those earrings look great! Hmm... maybe I'll have to make some. :-)

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  24. Hi Deb ~ very beautiful...wow! How did you get those twists like that?

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  25. Nice job on your earrings, and what a cute way to display them.

    Blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  26. great job! i love them! and i love your blog, too! lora

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  27. Lovely! Great job! I got into stitch markers a while back, and just bought my first ear wires recently.

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