Saturday, September 10, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

matte metal earrings....

Here is a few more pairs of earrings I have made using this light matte metal. I used chair, eye pins and various beads. I still have about 10 pairs of this matte metal ear-wires, so I want to make a few more pairs of earrings.

beloe left, 2 different types of chain, i snipped off the head pin part and made the base then strung on beads in a pretty pattern. On the right I used 3 different types of chain, beads and an eye pin, stringing the beads on and making an eye at the other end

below left, I used 2 different types of chain, and attached seed beads on jump rings to the main chain, then cut another type of chain different lengths. Used 2 different types of oval jump rings to attach to the ear-wire.

Belos right, I used an eye pin, to string on.......errr....ummmmm...... instructions will be complicated to type out- but this was not complicated to make, just time consuming. I used seed beads and plastic gem beads for this one, as well as various styles of  matte metal chain.

.... collection pic

and here is the beginning of 3 bracelets. will I finish before 2012?

Friday, September 2, 2011

stuff I made August 15th to august 20th

 above seed beads, wire and plastic pink/purple round beads.

 A few pairs of earrings I made the week of August 8th to the 22-ish. I found some fabulous earring bases for $1.50 for 8 - 10 pairs at walmart and Micheals stores..... they were actually cheaper at Micheals craft stores. so far I have made these 3 pairs....... the rest of the earrings on this post are made with wire and seed beads or other beads...... very eary but time consuming. I think the above pairs took 1 hour for each pair.

earring bases from Micheals Craft stores and Walmart

Earring base on left from Micheals Craft Stores, pair on right is wire with seed beads

Thursday, September 1, 2011

a fun seed bead earring

The two pairs of earrings above are made with two different sizes of seed beads, and chain. I used a 22 gauge wire for the seed beads and no jump rings to attach them together, I made sure that each loop at the end of the wires was in opposite directions so it would sit the way it does.

These two pairs of earrings are of the same pattern. However, using different sized seed beads as well as the amount on each wire can be configured in many different ways. The possibilties are endless and I have several ideas in mind for some future projects.

my project for the next week

Here is an exploded view of design of these earrings

I cut a bunch of different sized pieces of wire to add my seed beads to.......

I stopped to take photos, so I estimate these to take 1 hour for each pair of earrings

i used the beads from the pink and blue set of seed beads

ta-da finished