These earrings are bright and fun to wear year-round. They are the perfect complement to a summer outfit, and also a great way to brighten your mood on a grey winter day. Because they are largely made of fabric, chain, and filigree, they have a lot of visual impact, but are in fact very light weight and easy to wear!
Supplies From The Box:
(2) Green faceted beads
(2 ) Pink frosted beads
(24) Small blue crystal beads
8” piece of sari silk
(2) French Ear wires (antique brass)
(2) Ball-end antique brass head pins (Yadana beads on Etsy)
(4) Filigree bead caps
(6) 3mm antique brass jump rings
(2) 6mm twisted antique brass jump rings (Yadana beads on Etsy)
11” piece of antique brass rolo chain (Sun and Moon Craft Kits on Etsy)
Brass wire: 20 gauge and 24 gauge
Pliers: round-nose, chain-nose
One-step looper tool
Flush cutter tool
Cut (2) 6” pieces of 20 gauge brass wire. File the ends smooth. Make 45-degree bends in the wire pieces, a little more than halfway up the wires (see fig. 1)
Use round-nose pliers to make loops at each end of each wire piece. Wrap the tails around the bottoms of the loops, leaving a 1-inch piece of wire between the wrapped loops (see fig. 2.) Burnish the ends of the wire downward with a file, making sure there are no sharp places.
Cut (4) 2” pieces of sari silk, 2 pink and 2 gold. Wrap one pink and one gold piece around the middle part of each looped component, securing the fabric with clothespins (see fig. 3.)
Cut (2) 10” pieces of 24’gauge wire. Wrap the end of the 24 gauge wire around the wrapped end of one of the beads, again making sure there are no sharp pieces of wire sticking up. Add 12 blue crystal beads to the wire (see fig. 4.) Repeat for second bead.
Remove the clothespin, holding the fabric onto the wire with the fingers of one hand, while wrapping the wire and beads around the fabric to secure it in place. Leave enough of a tail to wrap around the other end of the bead (fig. 5)
Move beads into place and trim any excess fuzzy fabric ends. Using 1-step looper tool, make 2 bead dangles (figure 6.) Attach them to the bottom loops of the fabric beads.
Cut (2) 5 ½” pieces of chain and attach to filigree pieces with jump rings (fig. 7.)
Use one-step looper tool, faceted green beads and bead caps to make connectors. Use these pieces to connect the tops of the filigree pieces to the loops in the ear wires. Use jump rings to attach the fabric bead dangles to the bottoms of the filigree pieces (see figure 8.)
Your India earrings are complete!
When my first Blueberry Cove box arrived, I was delighted to see it was a fairy theme. I am a lover of all things mystical and magical in the forest so it seemed as though this box was handpicked for me. I spread out the goodies and got right to work. The first things that came together simply and easily were these pairs of earrings. You can make enough to wear and share in an hour or two.
Extra supplies and tools:
Silver hoop earrings
White waxed linen cord
2 Decorative headpins
Needle nose pliers
Silver Jump rings
A small bit of moss
For the Mushroom Earrings:
1. Add mushroom beads to the decorative headpins and make a twisted loop at the top.
2. Slide is bit of moss onto the earring hoop, followed by the Mushroom and then finish with a little more moss.
3. Tie moss in place with a small piece of waxed linen thread. Trim ends of thread short.
For the Magical Night Earrings:
1. Add jump rings to star beads.
2. Add jump rings to butterfly connectors at the top and the bottom. Add a star bead to the bottom jump ring as you close it.
3. Add a small iridescent bead to a 3 inch piece of waxed linen thread. Knot the end. Repeat on the other end. Do this with 3 more pieces of waxed linen thread so you have a total of 4.
4. Slide butterfly connector onto earring and knot a beaded piece of thread on either side of the butterfly.
This tutorial is by Debra.
Use the unicorn charms and opal hearts from your Fairyland box to make these wonderful earrings!
From the box:
2 Unicorn charms
6 opal heart beads
Flat nose and round nose pliers
6 head pins – 26 or 30mm
6 jump rings – 4 or 5mm
(or more if necessary)
4 pieces of chain – 1 inch or less
2 pieces of chain – 1 ¼ inch
2 earring hooks
To begin, to put each of the opal hearts on head pins. Place one opal heart on one head pin. Create a simple loop at the top of the heart using your flat nose and round nose pliers. Trim the excess head pin wire with your wire cutters. Repeat for each of the remaining opal hearts. Set aside.
Option: you can add a jump ring to the end of the piece of chain and then add the opal heart with loop to the jump ring and chain.
If you have not already done so – cut your chain to the required lengths.
Attach each of the looped opal hearts to a piece of chain.
Attach a jump ring to opposite end of the piece of chain. Attach one open jump ring with chain and heart to the loop at the bottom of one Unicorn charm. Close the jump ring. Repeat with each of the remaining pieces of chain with attached opal hearts. Place the longest heart chain in the middle with a short heart chain on either side.
Now that all the chain pieces have an opal heart attached all you have to do is attach the top loop on the Unicorn charm to the loop on one earring hook.
Repeat for the second earring.
That’s it! Enjoy your new pair of Unicorn Earrings!