DIY Jewellery: Earrings and Necklace

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Today I am not going to show you a crafting DIY for boys or for toddlers but rather a super selfish DIY for mommies. 🙂 Lately I have started making my own jewellery and just love how these earrings and necklace turned out. Getting compliments for them at work made me really happy (thanks, Aidin and Julianne!). As my body is a bit A-shaped, I have chosen a rather thick chain to draw attention to the upper part of my body (and away from my hips, haha). 😉 BTW, the style of this chain is called mother-and-son. I love that expression; it reminds me of my cuty. But now let’s start with the tutorial:

The Earrings

You will need for both earrings:

  1. Two fishhook ball & coil earrings
  2. Two ear backs/nuts (or fishhook stops alternatively)
  3. Two silver plates (diameter of ~0.7 inches)
  4. Two eye pins
  5. Two gem stone charms
  6. Two silver (crimp) beads
  7. Four jump rings
  8. Two chain links

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STEP 1: Using flat pliers carefully open a jump ring by moving the ends aside vertically as shown in the picture below.

1_openJumpRing

STEP 2: String a gemstone charm as well as a chain link onto the jump ring. Close the jump ring. Open a second jump ring and guide it through the chain link.

2_attachStone

STEP 3: String the silver plate onto the second jump ring and close it.

3_attachPlate

This is how the whole assembly should look right now.

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STEP 4: Open the eye of the eye pin similarly to how you opened a jump ring and string the silver plate onto it. Close the eye again.

5_attachstick

STEP 5: Guide a (crimp) bead onto the pin. I am using the bead here only as a decoration. Shorten the pin and just above the bead form a loop onto which you guide the fishhook earring. Gently close your self-made eye.

6_attachbead

Give yourself a slap on the shoulder, because one earring is done. Repeat steps 1-5 for the second earring.

7_done

The Necklace

You will need:

  1. One silver chain
  2. One silver bail
  3. One silver plate
  4. One gem stone charm (with ring)
  5. Two jump rings
  6. One chain link

STEP 1: Attach the bail (it is usually open right from the beginning) to the silver plate. Put a layer of tissue paper or fabric around it and gently close it with pliers.

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If your bail does not come with such an upper part as shown in the picture, you can simply use one more jump ring (use a bigger one if necessary) for this purpose.

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STEP 2: Attach a jump ring, a chain link, and another jump ring to the gem stone charm as described above for the earrings.

i_attachHanger2

STEP 3: String the silver plate onto the jump ring and close it. Next, guide the silver chain through the upper part of the bail, and the pendant is done.

i_done

The Closing Mechanism

You will need:

  1. Your silver chain with completed pendant from above
  2. Two jump rings
  3. One springring (the clasp)

STEP 1: Lay both ends of the chain as well as the two jump rings and the springring in front of you as shown in the picture below.

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STEP 2: Attach one jump ring to each end link of the chain as explained above. Before closing the right jump ring, string the springring onto it.

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That’s it. You are done! Enjoy your new and shiny bling-blings, I mean earrings and necklace! 🙂

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