Welcome to Day 3 of Jewelry Week!
Michele from The Scrap Shoppe and I are bringing you 5 Jewelry tutorials each this week for a fun week of Jewelry Inspiration!
So I am all in love with today’s project!
I’ve made these pretty Gold Dipped Earrings for you and I think they are super fun!
You will not believe how easy these are. After just a few steps you’ll have cute one-of-a-kind earrings!
To make your own you’ll need:
- Large Silver Hoops
- Crystal Drop Beads
- Paint (I used Martha Stewart’s Gold Gilding)
- 2 Jump Rings
- Thin wire for wrapping (24 gauge)
- Tools: Paintbrush, tape, jewelry tools
Start by wire wrapping your drop beads and adding the wire to a jump ring. There are instructions on the How to Do That Jewelry Page for wire wrapping.
Wrap tape around your bead at an angle. Using your Christmas chevron washi tape is completely optional.
Paint the bottom half of the bead with your paint. Now, you can use any paint but I’ve been dying to try out this Gilding so I used that.
**NOTE: If you use the gilding you will want to work in a well ventilated area and have something on hand to clean up the brush with. This paint is not water based.
Do two coats of the gilding so it’s well covered. A clothespin makes a great bead holder so that the paint isn’t resting on your craft surface.
Plus you probably have them handy on the table from yesterday’s tutorial. Ahem.
Wait for your paint to dry and don’t get over eager. Wait. For. It. Once it’s dry, add your jump ring to your large hoop.
Add an ear wire to the jump ring as well.
And you are done. Seriously. Isn’t that fast??
I’m kind of in love!! I think I’m going to make some more with colored beads. Can you see these with mint green drop beads for spring?? So cute!
Michele has a fabulous tutorial for you today too! Head over to her site to see how to make this easy Necklace Extender!! I know I need this one!
Linking up at Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, Shabby Creek Cottage, My Repurposed Life, 504 Main, and the other fabulous parties on the party page – make sure you check them out!