Saturday, December 24, 2011

O Christmas Tree - Twelve Days and Counting - Day 12

Welcome to day 12 - the final day of the Twelve Days and Counting Earrings Spectacular.

When I started out on this journey, 12 pairs of earrings didn't seem such a daunting task, but when it came to the crunch, creating 12 unique pairs of earrings, all Christmas themed, was more of a challenge than I'd anticipated. But a challenge like this always pushes your boundaries and I think you get more creative the more you are pushed. So without further ado, let me show you the final pair of earrings in the Earrings Spectacular.
O Christmas Tree

To make the O Christmas Tree earrings, you'll need:
2 x 14mm red miracle beads
2 x centre drilled opaque red teardrop crystals
2 x two-into-one silver end connectors (if you can't find 2-1 then try these 3-1 and cut off the middle loop)
4 x silver bead caps
21cm 4mm anodised green aluminium curb chain
6 x 4mm green jump rings
2 x silver ball head pins
2 x silver regular head pins
2 x ball end silver earring wires.

Thread a tear drop crystal onto a head pin and create a wire wrapped loop, attaching it to the bottom of the end connector before wrapping the loop.

Cut two 4cm lengths of chain and attach them with jump rings to the top of the connector.

Cut one 2.5cm length of chain. Open a jump ring and attach the three lengths of chain making sure the short chain is in the middle.

Thread the jump ring onto the interchangeable earring wire and gently close it.

Thread the miracle bead on an eye pin with a bead cap on either side of it.

Trim the end of the head pin and turn a loop.

Open the loop and attach it to the bottom of the short length of chain. Close it securely and you have a very chic and stylish Christmas tree earring. Make another one to match.

I hope you've enjoyed the 12 different pairs of earrings I've shared with you this month. I've enjoyed the challenge so much that this just might become a regular Christmas feature!

It's just a few short hours now until Christmas Day and I'm still working on some gifts for the men in my household. I'll post pics (and maybe a short tutorial) next week.

Have a great Christmas; stay safe and be happy.

'Til next time.....

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