Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Earrings



Hey Everyone,

I shared these super cute earrings at Happy Hour Projects last week, we are headed into Summer here in New Zealand and what better way to celebrate than to make some beach inspired jewelry ?
These sweet earring are so easy to make, once you start, you won't be able to stop....trust me!

 What you will need for 1 pair of earrings:

2 long headpins, 2 hooks, beads ( I used 2 seed beads and 2 glass beads)
A pair of long nosed pliers and a pair of round nosed jewelry plies.

You could totally make these earrings without the round nosed pliers if you don't have any.



How to Make the Earrings: 
(following the step by step photos)

1. Thread the beads onto a long headpin.

2. Bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle.

3. Using the round nosed jewelry pliers bend the headpin back around to form a loop.

4. Twist the wire of the headpin around the loop once.

5. Start another twist,  but instead of going around the loop, pull the wire across the bead, towards the bottom bead.

6. Twist the tail around the seed bead.

7. Using the long nosed pliers, tighten the end of the wire to the seed bead.

8. Open the earring hook and slip on the wire wrapped bead.

9. Voila  - your earring is complete.... repeat steps 1-8 for the second earring.


How simple were those to make? So easy right?

I actually made 4 pairs in under an hour.

It also depends a little on your skill level, obviously if you're a beginner it will take a little longer for you to "whip" up a dozen of these. 

But what's so great about them, is that ANYONE can make a pair!

 

You can use any type and shape of bead for these earrings and they will still look cute...

And of course I couldn't resist a beachy photo shoot.... love my beachy props!


I really hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I hope I inspired you to try something new today


Take care everyone,

Don't forget to follow me on Facebook :-)


xxx

 

42 comments:

  1. Hi, Your earrings are gorgeous and I love your pictures. Great job...Connie

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    1. Thank you Connie. I do love my beachy props xx Nat

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  2. Beautiful job! I found your project next to mine at Today's Creative link up party. :) Megan

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  3. Beautiful! How do I contact you about a custom piece?
    Thanks,
    Dee

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    1. Thanks Dee - check out my FB page or my Etsy - both icons on the side of the blog. Look forward to hearing from you xx Nat

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  4. Wow, these would make gorgeous gifts! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you so much Angela - yes they would make fab wee gifts xx Nat

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  5. Great tutorial Nat!! I think I have some sisters in law who would love to get these for Christmas...

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    1. Heather hunni - I really hope you try these - so easy and so rewarding xxx

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  6. Just stunning Natalie! How beautiful and your pictures are breathtaking as always!

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  7. Gorgeous Nat, I saw these on your guest post. So beautiful, I love your display on all the beachy shells.

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    1. Thank you hun - I'm taking those shells with me to the craft show as part of my displays too.

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  8. Fantastic job and great pictures!
    Looks awesome!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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    1. Thank you so much Sanghamitra - your blog is beautiful xxx

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  9. Natalie, they are beautiful!!!! GREAT tutorial!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  10. Lovely earrings. Saw your link on Chic on a Shoestring Flaunt It Friday. My post is #114. Thanks for showing us how to make these. Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Awesome thank you Reecea - Ill go check yours out xx

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  11. Beautiful! I'd love for you to come link up at my Show & Tell party. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2012/11/show-and-tell-2.html

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  12. These are just beautiful!!! And thanks so much for sharing with your tutorial!
    You make me think maybe, just maybe, I could do something like this!

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  13. I've made pendants like this before. They're so much fun.

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  14. Beautiful earings. I love these. I have a link party and would love to have you share this and any other posts. It is called Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. The link to the party is
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-link_14.html
    It runs Wednesday through Sunday night. I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  15. So very pretty! And it truly does look easy though I always think that and for some reason these quick and easy projects always take me longer than I expect! But this project is definitely worth it. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial as well as the adorable earrings!

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  16. Awesome tutorial! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  17. You are so talented!! I have some seaglass from SA. I need to try this!

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    1. Sorry I completely missed your comment Janel.
      Thank you so much girl - I hope you give this a try - so so easy.
      Happy Thanksgiving xxx Nat

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  18. Hey Natalie! These are so cute. I have just started dabbling in jewelry making and it really is an art!

    Thanks so much for linking up and linking back last week at the Humble Brag! Even though its Black Friday, hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects. Don't forget, we will be giving away more free ad space! :) Also, YOU WERE FEATURED, so grab a button - you earned it!
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-8/

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  19. This project is AMAZING...pinned and tweeted it!

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  20. Um ... hello ... love these! I think I see some more pinning in their future ...


    :) Linda

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    1. haha thanks Linda, they were so easy to make xx Nat

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