Thursday, February 21, 2008

Homemade Jewellery

Ever find it difficult to find jewellery that matches your special dress or earrings that match the colour of your blouse exactly? Well, I have that probelm no more because I have discovered the wonders of homemade jewellery!!


You don't need very much to craft your own beautiful pieces. I picked up all my essentials at a local store called 'vintage jewels.' I needed head pins (straight pins with a small flat end), ear wires (where the bead hangs from), beads, a wire cutter and a pliers.


First I chose the beads for my earrings. These ranged from expensive, top-quality gems to cheaper beautiful beads. I placed the beads onto the head pin. I continued adding beads until the desired earring length. I cut the wire after I had reached the desired style and length. Then I cut off the extra wire, leaving enough to curl around a couple of times. I used the pliers to twist the straight wire into a small circle. And voila!!



Now to find an excuse to wear them. Anyone for dinner?!

11 comments:

Cottage Contessa said...

Beautiful jewelry sweetie! My mum, my daughter and I all went to a jewelry making/beading class one day and we had the best time together making lovely one of a kind pieces. Yours are really lovely! Have a wonderful week!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I have been making my own jewelry for a few years, but have had to go out of town for really unique beads. Hobby Lobby and Michaels just doesn't cut it! Whereabouts is this place? I would LOVE to go and check it out. Just what the doctor ordered for spring, I think!

cityfarmer said...

I think that these are lovely...I have about four pair that farmgirlcyn made me and they are my favs.

Cottage Contessa said...

Just checking in on you sweetie and wishing you a wonderful week!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Nan said...

That's one thing I've never tried...jewelry making. Looks like you did a nice job on those earrings.
Hugs,
Nan

Cottage Contessa said...

I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Happy Easter sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Laura! I haven't seen you in a while and hoping that everything is well there. Sweetie, if you have a moment, I would love for you to stop by my place as I have something waiting for you there. Hugs for you!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

cityfarmer said...

What's for din din


....I've missed our chats...

What I'm about to share over at my post, I've waited two years to experience...Nic's wedding....

Here's a blanket invitation to share in our joy....

let's chat

Kimmie said...

Sparkly and pretty, so where are you going?

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hello,

I am celebrating my 100th post. Please stop by and enter my giveaway.

Laura

CAM Creations said...

lovely earrings, just gorgeous colours.