Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Silver Trees - Twelve Days and Counting - Day 3

Day 3 of the Twelve Days and Counting Earrings Spectacular is here and it heralds the arrival of a new banner for the project. What do you think? It will appear at the top of each post.

Today's project is really quick and easy, but spectacular at the same!  

No doubt you've seen cute little earrings like these around and I have no idea who first came up with this idea but it is super cute and very quick and easy for those of us with little time to create in the lead up to Christmas.  Make them out of Swarovski crystals if your budget allows or do as I did here and use Chinese crystals which are just a fraction of the price.

Materials needed:
Mirror finish Margarita crystals: 2 x 14mm, 2 x 12mm, 2 x 10mm, 2 x 8mm
2 x silver headpins
2 earring wires

Thread the beads on to the headpin beginning with the cube:

Next comes the margaritas, in descending order starting from the 14mm crystal. Add a daisy spacer between each margarita.

Top it off with the Preciosa bicone for the star. Then create a wrapped loop to keep all the beads snug and secure on the head pin.

Open the loop on the earring wire, attach the Christmas Tree and close it firmly. Repeat these very easy steps to complete the matching earring and you're done!

Because they're so quick to put together, these make great gifts for teachers and work mates. You're sure to receive a few oohs, and ahhs when you present these little beauties.

'Til next time.....

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