Sunday, March 11, 2012

Look, Ma, No Tools! Designer Earrings In A Minute, Using Nothing But YOUR BARE HANDS!



Leafy, elegant earrings.  Cute, right?  And just LOOK at this pair:


Those incredibly mini, adorably detailed seahorsies are killing me, just a little bit.

Guess what?  You, yes, YOU can make these in one stinkin' minute.  With nary a wire cutter or a pair of jewelry pliers in sight.

Check out the DIY - an absolute-beginner, no-tools-needed, incredibly fast and fabulous earring tutorial!


Open a jump ring that is lightweight enough to swivel apart with your fingers.



Super important to remember: don't pull the ends straight apart - swivel them side to side.

Catch a charm in the jump ring and swivel it closed.






*If you haven't jump-ringed before, here's a useful jewelry-maker's tip.  Jump rings like to do a sneaky trick and pop open just a fraction after you close them.  I always close my jump ring, count to five, watch it pop open, then close it again.  Mentally chastising the obnoxious little critter for trying to pull a fast one.

Okay, now take a second jump ring and catch the first jump ring and your earring finding.  Swivel the second jump ring closed as before.




If you're a dude, you are done!!!  If you're a girl and have two ears, repeat for a second earring.



Congratulations!  You have made earrings without tools, without fear and without reproach.


Aren't you talented???  Yep.  You are.

15 comments:

  1. U R A Card! How funny. I had a few good chuckles here, and before breakfast! Thank you, M.
    Hugs!!

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  2. Amazing that something that's super simple looks so good! I'm loving the random picture of the segway! Have you heard the song 'Chimpanzee riding on a segway'? Look it up on youtube and you won't be able to stop listening to it for at least half an hour!

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  3. For these earring designs? So said kits would include the adorable seahorse charms? Oh, just take my money right now.

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  4. Wao, such beautiful idea..& how easy..Thanks for sharing dear, & I will wait for your next post, Hope it will be interesting to read about your project story :)
    Thanks ~

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  5. Mich...you left out "Ta da...!! the earrings are done "... :D :D

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  6. Bare handmade designer earrings! You are really unpredictable and awesome!

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  7. How cool! The perfect project to get adults as well as kids to make stuff :)

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  8. que facil!!!! perfecto para empezar:-D

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  9. Such a sweet diy Michelle. Even us non-jeweler types could do this eh?

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  10. Even I could do that one! Thanks Mich!!!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. I like the twisted texture of your jump rings. I think it's time to update my jewelry making supplies.

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    I have a page for Blog Buttons in the top tabs. Leave a button if you like so others can find you. If you have a place for mine, I'd appreciate that too.

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    Jacque
    It's A Handmade World

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  13. Nothing like instant earrings, cuteness with ease! Those little buggers do the same thing to me...always trying to escape. I wiggle them back and forth for a few seconds and that seems to keep them in their place once and for all:-)

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