Tuesday, May 3, 2011

DIY Earrings!

Good Morning everyone!

I have a recent craft to share with you all today.  Like I mentioned, I have been into making jewelry lately.  I would love to make more, but this whole packing thing is really cramping my style.  But I managed to bust these out a couple weeks ago, before I started packing.  These were my first attempt at jewelry making, so be nice... :)

Here is what you need:
~ Two equal length chains
~ Charms of your choice
~ Head pins
~ Jump hooks
~ Earring hooks

I used  left over jewels from my old necklace I mentioned here.  I also used it here a bit.  And another craft that will pop up a little later.  I am really getting a lot of use out of this baby!

You're gonna love how super easy this is.  I probably don't even need to explain.


But don't worry, I will. :)  I chose charms to match, two of each, obviously.  I put the pretty flowered ones at the bottom and I worked up from there.  I would count the links to make sure everything was even.  You also would want to make sure that you are placing the charms evenly on each side. 

In my pictures I am just using the pins that came with the old necklace I had.  It doesn't look awful because you can't really see it once I am wearing them.  But I would suggest to use the proper tools and use the head pins.  It would probably look more professional. 

I also had left over chain at the top. Instead of cutting it, which I could have, I just put a jump ring and attached the earring hooks and let the rest of the chain hang. I figured it kinda went with the whole feel of the necklace. 

But what do you think?  I still think they are pretty.  And, like I mentioned, these were my first ones, so I think I can cut myself a little slack.  Just look out for things to get better and better!  Oh and since I am going back to LA, I cannot wait to go to downtown LA and get some beautiful stuff for jewelry!!  YAY!  Maybe an Etsy shop opening this summer.... Who knows!!

I am linking up to my parties here.  Except I usually only get to the first half of them and forget by Friday. Oops!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! 


23 comments:

Beth said...

I'm so intimidated by jewelry making! But I desperately need jewelry! So, this is a great tute! Thanks!!

Megan said...

you make that look so simple!
and what is great about it is that i have SOOO many broken necklaces and charms that i never threw out...so i could totally do well on this. :-)

Jessi said...

I have never made my own jewlery but those turned out so cute!

Thanks for posting this, I may just have to give it a shot. :)

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Those are just lovely, absolutely fabulous for a first attempt! I think the looped pins instead of headpins look fine here because they all match :) Very nice! xx

Chrissy said...

They are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!! Are you moving, too? Happy Tuesday!

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

That looks really easy. Do little pieces ever fall off? I like this idea thanks Natalia.

CREATIVE MIND said...

Its so cute..love the detail..you are doing great,keep it up honey :)

MiMi said...

Those are so cute!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

adorable!!! great job!! :)

Hannah @ The New Black said...

Lovely! Yes, you should definitely open an Etsy shop!!

Teresa Rose McClain said...

Those are super cute! Nice job.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Great job on the earrings.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The feather detail makes the earring for me.

Nicole said...

I think they turned out great! I make necklaces quite a bit...mostly beading stuff. I haven't ventured into earrings yet. Looks like it's fun and you can really be creative!

CodyG said...

Those are gorgeous!! And I love the feather charms. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get them?!
Thanks for sharing!
xo
Cody
http://www.machoandtough.com

Trisha said...

I love how they turned out!! I see an etsy shop in your future :)

KY said...

oOoOoOoOhhh! Those are fancy!! I agree with Trish - I see an etsy shop in your future!! If you need help setting up shop let me know! I run one @ vintageisvogue.com =)

Jennifer said...

Looks fab to me girl!!

Renée said...

they look so pretty!

♥ Miss Tea said...

for your first ones, those are totally gorgeous!! i would love to try to make but always have no confidence and already said i dont think i can do it! but anyways i agree with the other comments, i can see an etsy shop in your future too! x Susan

Ashley said...

Very cool! I really love these. :]

Andrea . Charcoal and crayons said...

So lovely! I love your entire blog so I'm passing on The Kreativ Blogger Award to you! Drop on over to accept it.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

great earrings!! I'm too a jewelry maker :) Would love if you stop by my blog sometime! I have a seperate Jewelry page you can click on the right side of my blog :) Have a great weekend!

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