How To Make Simple Drop Ear-Rings
Brought to VideoJug by goldilocs, this video presents VideoJug users with a great guide on how to make simple drop ear-rings.
Step 1: You will need:
We're going to show you how to make a simple pair of drop ear-rings. Step one, You will need the above materials. Beads and jewelry findings can be bought from any craft shop or the internet. Beads can be found quite cheaply at car boot fairs in the form of old or broken jewelry. Very nice pieces can be discovered this way.
Step 2: Thread the beads.
These ear-rings can be made with any combination of beads and colors. We'll be using the Murano glass beads. Findings may be silver, gold, plated, bronzed, or any anti-alergic metals. Now, thread the beads. Take one of the headpins and thread on one of the large beads. A useful tip, if your beads have a large hole, thread another small bead on the headpin first. Take one of the small beads, thread it so that it sits snugly against the first bead. Repeat this for the second ear-ring.
Step 3: Prepare the headpin.
The appearance of the ear-ring will depend on how carefully you execute the next step. Measure one centimeter from the top of the small bead. Cut at this point with cutters. Repeat for the second ear-ring.
Step 4: Make fixing loop
Still holding the beads firmly, form a round loop with the round nose pliers. Use the flat pliers to tweak until standing straight.
Step 5: Attach the ear-ring hook.
Take the ear-ring hook and with the flat-nosed pliers open the ring sideways. Just enough to enable you to slip through the ring you've made on the headpin. Close the ring on the ear-ring hook.
Admire your handiwork. Hold it up and give it a little shake to make sure it hangs freely. This is the fun in making jewelry, as you can create unique pieces to your own design. And that's how to make a simple pair of drop ear-rings, the Videojug way.