Tuesday

TUTORIAL: pebble studs





I love stud earrings and how ridiculously easy they are to create.







One place that I can walk around for hours is a big box craft store like Michaels. Even with living so close to NYC and great bead stores, on my days off I still enjoy taking the drive out.


In the clearance aisle there were bags of these tiny pebbles. I really loved the colors and shapes, and thought why not?








All you need are the pebbles, needles, and glue. I'm using e6000.








I bought the needles off Etsy. The pads are teeny tiny and are well suited for these pebbles.









This is also a teeny tiny tube of glue. I bought a set of about 4. I found that when I was using the big tube, little punctures would appear and glue would leak at the creases.







Just glue, and wait to cure and you're done!






I love the different shapes and sizes.







Thanks for reading!

Monday

TUTORIAL: HALF-HOOP EARRINGS



So I have no idea what to call these earrings, so I came up with half-hoops. I like the simplicity and the imbalance of them, I tend to wear my hair pushed to one side, and only made one of each. The other side I wear a simple stud.


These earrings are also ridiculously easy to make, and all you need is wire, a charm/bead, earring backs.




MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • wire (I'm using 24gauge)
  • charms/beads
  • earring backs
  • pliers


step one




You're going to snip your wire. I cut a little less than a full loop.






Like this!


step two




First, I just picked and lined out my charms/beads.


I picked lighter (in weight) ones.





Take a loop, and slip your bead on.


step three






Take your pliers, and bend one side up so the bead doesn't fall off.

VARIATIONS: You can always close it off with a loop, press on the wire then bend it to make sure it doesn't fall off, etc.









step four






Slide a backing on.


























Now you're done!










The backing keeps the earring level and your beads in place.








Thanks for reading!
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