… getting a compliment on a piece of jewellery that you made!
These earrings came about when my Godsister found a pair of earrings that she wanted. They were gorgeous. But over a 100 quid!! So I decided to whip her up something similar for much less. Unfortunately I didn’t save the link to those earrings, otherwise you could see how alike they look for yourself. What you need: 1. 2 star-shaped crystal beads 2. 2 earring hooks 3. 4 jump rings: 2 large (big enough to go through the hole in the crystal stars) and 2 small (It’s tricky to find a large enough jump ring when you first start out so try asking the bead store staff for help!) 4. Pliers (Flat-nosed ones are easier for beginners to work with) Tip: Go for quality pieces. The difference between a cheap and an elegant pair of earrings depends on the pieces you use. I chose Swarovski crystals (instead of imitation glass/ plastic) and gold-plated findings. The larger the crystal, the more important it is for it to be of good quality. But Korean and Chinese crystals are rapidly catching up- and much more affordable…
`Step 1: Use the pliers to open 1 large jump ring and thread 1 crystal bead through. Close the jump ring.
Step 2: Use the pliers to open 1 small jump ring and thread through the large jump ring (from Step 1) and the earring hook. Close the small jump ring. Tip: I find that using as small as possible a jump ring here makes the piece more elegant.
Step 3: Repeat for the other side. And you’re done in 5 miutes!!
For more easy earring projects, check out these 17 hoop earring DIYs (13 of which require no tools at all!) and this compilation of 29 jewelry DIY projects you’d actually wear 🙂