Friday, December 21, 2012

Angels Earrings - Twelve Days of Christmas

December is a fun and joyous month especially as we gear towards Christmas Day. We might spend our time shopping for the perfect gift, enjoying celebrations with family and friends or even spend an evening singing Christmas carols and melodies. But it's important that we remember the real reason for the season: the birth of Jesus, our Saviour. To celebrate that joyous and holy occasion, I've put together a tutorial for a pair of Angel-inspired earrings.

Angel earrings made with gold glow mesh and a smokey crystal star.

Here's what you'll need to make your own pair of Heavenly Host earrings:
Wire, beads, angel charm and gold glow mesh for the angel earrings.
Cut a piece of mesh 11 links x 11 links and then cut a length of gold wire approximately 25cm (10") long. Turn the mesh over to the back and thread the wire through the claws along the first side. Thread it along the second edge, pushing it through from the corner rather than pulling it from the end. This will help eliminate a nasty kink at the corner.
Threading the wire in and out through the edges of the glow mesh

Repeat on all sides so that the wire exits from the top.
The wire exiting from the same hole it started in.

Twist the wires together neathly.
The wires have been twisted together to secure them.

Form a loop and then thread on the earring wire making sure it is facing the right way. Finish the loop by wrapping it around the neck. Trim away the excess.
The excess wire has been formed into a wire wrapped loop above the glow mesh square.

Cut a piece of chain 15mm (5/8") long and use jump rings to connect one end to the angel charm and the other end to the earring wire.
The angle charm has been attached to a length of chain and then to the earring wire.

Create a triangle jump ring from the Hematite Wire for the star crystal. See this tutorial for instructions if you're not sure how to do that.
The star crystal has been attached to a triangle jump ring.

Connect the triangle jump ring to the earring wire with the remaining silver jump ring and you're done! Make another earring to match and you're ready to wear your angel earrings.
The star crystal has been attached to the earring with a jump ring.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you'r looking for even more Christmas inspiration for your holiday jewellery-making, purchase one of my Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings ebooks. There are fun and whimsical earrings, religious-inspired designs, winter earrings and even Aussie Bush earrings included in the wide variety of designs you can choose from. You can download the books immediately and get started straight away.

My Christmas crafting is moving out of the studio and into the kitchen for the next few days as we create a Gingerbread House. I'll have a pic to share as soon as it's finished so please join me again soon.

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DIY Angels Earrings project sheet

'Til next time.....

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