Dec 14, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea- Make your own earrings!

Lesley here with you today and I'm going to try and convince you to make jewelry.  I was always intimidated when it came to jewelry, because I didn't know the first thing about it.  After my friend started making it and selling it, and I took a hard look at how she put it together, I realized that it's pretty doable!  All you need besides the beads is a couple tools and the basics like jump rings, head pins, earring loops.
 
 
I shot a video for you today on making the above pair of earrings.  Below are the beads and findings I needed to make these earrings, all organized in the Small Zip Bags from Simply Renee.
And here they are hanging from my 36" Ribbon Organizer!
And here is a video, made just for you!
In case you need some close ups of the looping of the head pin, here are steps 1 - 3.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and try making jewelry sometime!  If you already make jewelry, now might be a good time to think about a Clip-It-Up for storage.  Think about Zip Bags for your crimp beads, jump rings, eye pins, wiring, clasps and toggles, not to mention seeing all your beautiful beads and pendants. 
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**GIVEAWAY ALERT**
It's Christmas, and we want one of you to have these earrings.  Please leave a comment on this post and we'll pick a winner.  If you also leave a post on my blog (earring post), you'll get an extra chance to win! Hopefully, you'll get them in time for Christmas morning!
I'll announce the winner on my blog this Friday, so you have 2 days to leave some comments.
Bye for now.

32 comments:

  1. Cute pair of earrings and you make it so easy in your video.

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  2. I love the earrings! Beautiful!

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  3. Very pretty, Lesley! You are so talented!

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  4. These are so pretty and look fairly easy!

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  5. How pretty. Jewlery making is one thing I have not tried yet.

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  6. Merry Christmas Leslie, would luv those earrings under my tree christmas morning, so beautiful.

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  7. Very pretty! I made earrings last year for all of the ladies in my family but yours are much fancier : ) Love them!

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  8. Love the earrings--so cute! And, you're giving them away? Wow! Thanks!

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  9. These are so cute! I love handmade gift ideas- thanks for the inspiration!
    ~natalie

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  10. These are beautiful!!! I have never attempted to make jewelry, but seeing that you made these, I might have to try my hand at these!!! Thanks!!!
    hugs,
    joni

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  11. Very nice.

    Can't wait until Friday. Some very lucky person is going to get a wonderful Christmas gift!

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  12. Lesley you never cease to amaze me!!!
    Gorgeous!!

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  13. Awesome job Lesley, these earrings are beautiful.

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  14. So lovely!!! Lesley - you are amazing!

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  15. great project Lesley thanks for sharing

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  16. Never made jewelry before lovely stones.

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  17. Very pretty, I made jewelry for awhile, but I love the way you wrapped the wire around there to add a whole new look to something so simple. Way to go!!!

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  18. Love it! thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Wow that's amazing. They came out so pretty and the fact that the beads and pieces are made so they can hang on the clipitup is even better.

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  20. Renee...Love the earrings. I keep wanting to make jewelry but for some reason I don't. I have supplies - maybe a little fearful it won't look right.

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  21. love the color of those earrings!

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  22. No need to convince me! The first item I ever had published was a pair of earings that I put on a card. Love them!

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  23. These are gorgeous. They make for a wonderful giveaway.

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  24. These look like a lot of fun to make. I think they would even be pretty quick to make for gifts. Thanks for the idea.

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  25. Wow, very cool earrings, can't believe you haven't done this before. You did a bang up job!

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  26. I will have to definatly try these for myself. Thanks again

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  27. Super easy. I'm willing to see if I could make a pair look that good:D

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  28. These earrings are beautiful and teal is my favorite color! These would definitely be worn multiple times a week if I won them!! Please oh please pick me! :)

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  29. Love the ear rings! And the cute wrapped metal at the top is just too clever! (I am a new follower, found you from Britt's Broadcast.)

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