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Topic: Beaded Earrings: My First Post! Yay! (with added pix as promised!)  (Read 3776 times)
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« on: May 30, 2005 02:37:13 AM »

The first time i've played with beads, wires and a long nose pliers, i created 26 pairs of earrings! Sadly, i could only upload 4 pairs, coz my phone camera cant handle the details of my babies. Soooo, please please bear with the low-res pics. I've got more pics coming as soon as i borrow a digicam.

I would really appreciate everyone who read this post for comments and suggestions. Muchos Thanks!

1. dark-green tiger-eye beads on the large loop, black multi-colored glass beads on the medium and small loop. The Flower centerpiece i recycled from a broken bracelet.

2. I used cherry red, crystal glass and round faint-pink plastic beads on this.

3. Turquoise semi-precious beads and blue-green wooden beads

4. Jade and vintage green cylinder beads

Thanks again! Mwahugz!

Here are some of the earrings i made, as promised!  Wink

1. green luster seed beads on brass

2. beach glass and yellow-orange rainbow opaque seed beads on gold

3. plastic pink oval beads and white rainbow opaque seed beads on gold

4. cross shaped capiz shell and yellow-orange rainbow opaque seed beads on silver

5. wooden beads and matte brown seed beads on brass

6. glass beads and white plastic beads on brass

7. rainbow colored seed beads and plastic ballon beads

8. glass beads and oval capiz shells

that's it for now, i haven't uploaded the rest of the pix yet but i'll keep you posted!

i'd love to hear your comments!

thanks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005 04:37:47 AM »

those are gorgeous! I luff the first one the most. For the hoops, how do you make them? Did you buy hoop 'parts' or use wire? Thanks so very much. You are very talented!
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005 01:26:57 AM »

Hey! Thanks for that very flattering remark!  Kiss 

I used brass wire for the hoops, made a loop on each end and used a jump ring to connect the loops.

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005 06:01:53 PM »

Those earrings are really pretty! You have a good eye for design. You said you *just started* making earrings? Wow! Keep it up! Cheesy I like them all, but that first pair seriously ROCKS!

Years ago, back when dreamcatcher earrings were in style, I used to make my own wire hoops by shaping my brass wire around a thick wooden dowel or a medicine vial. That way I could keep the sizes of my hoops consistent, and it was really easy to do. I was selling them at the time, so I had to make lots!  I even used an old makeup bottle to make an oval-shaped hoop. It was a plastic bottle, and it worked great. I finished each end with a loop, too.


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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2005 07:40:11 PM »

Hi Lark! Thanks so much! See, i've uploaded more pix of my first batch of earrings made.   Grin

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2005 07:58:09 PM »

Yayness for earings!!! I love making some myself. I`m so loving your second ones...from both batches. I adore big earings. I just can`t bring myself to wear tiny bitsy earings...it`s not me. Great job girliie girl! You must get tons of compliments when you go out wearing your wicked creations.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2005 04:08:50 PM »

Wow! Such creativity! You have a knack for this.

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2005 10:36:27 AM »

Awesome!  I love number 8 - is that just done with wire?  I'd love to try out that design, with your permission and advice, of course.

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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2005 08:10:44 AM »

those earrings are

Those are really hot.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2005 09:28:31 PM »

I really appreciate all your sweet comments! i have sold most of these earrings to my friends. Now, im playing with beads and wire like crazy!  Grin

Awesome! I love number 8 - is that just done with wire? I'd love to try out that design, with your permission and advice, of course.

Yup, i did number 8 with wire  Smiley of course you are more than welcome to try-out that design. so yeah, here's what i did:

Step 1: Cut three wires of the same length. make a loop on the end of the first layer of wire and insert seed beads.
Step 2: insert looped end of the second layer of wire followed by seed beads and centerpiece in the middle of the first layer of wire. Repeat in the next layers. 
Step 3: insert beads in the 3rd layer of wire then loop the end. insert this end in the 2nd layer of wire
Step 4: Continue inserting seed beads in the 2nd layer, loop the end of the wire and insert this on the 1st layer.
Step 5: insert last batch of seed beads in the 1st layer, loop the end, connect the two looped ends with a jumpring and insert centerpiece. voila, you know have the first of your pair of three-layered hoop earrings.

thanks! and, to those who want to try this design, i hope you share pix of your lovely creation  Kiss

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