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« on: June 13, 2005 11:43:23 PM »

i've been playing around with making little rings too. here's one that came out alright. i think it's cute Smiley

i just found a little bag of jump rings lying around, and was inspired to make some quick earrings.

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005 08:50:55 AM »

Very cute and simple..but anyone who didn't make jewelry would never know how simple.  They look very impressive.

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2005 09:41:47 PM »

I love what you did with the wire in the first, pink pair. So adorable!!
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2005 07:55:22 AM »

Okay...stupid question time!

I have been playing around with making jewelry (I am usually more a yarn sort of girl) and I know there is probably a simple way to get jump rings together but I am too boneheaded to figure it out!

I've just been trying to poke a fingernail between the wires but I end up breaking off nails...so does anyone have an easier way?  I'd LOVE to make some earrings like these but end up frustrated and nail-less...

« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2005 08:59:13 AM »

LOL...yes, the problems with nails and jewelry making.

Take two pairs of pliers (this works best, but you can use one if you really have to) and pull the jump ring apart in opposite directions - pull one pliers towards you, and one away from you.  Slide it on to whatever you need, and then use the two pairs of pliers to bend them back together.  Never open a jump ring by just pulling it apart, because that will weaken the wire.

I hope this helps - if not, check out www.beadstylemag.com under Basic Techniques.  I think you might have to register for it, but it'll probably do a better job explaining then I do!

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2005 02:22:54 PM »

Wow...it's excellent that such simple earrings can turn out so great! I especially love the pink ones. Man I love jump rings.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2005 08:45:34 PM »

i love these because they look like they took a ton of time but they really only took about ten minutes or so. very cute!

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2005 01:47:08 AM »

The pink ones are my favorite! WoW, just love the curlz you did whith the wire.

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2005 04:11:33 PM »

I like both pair.  Very simple and yet creative at the same time.  Great job! Smiley

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