Getting back to my bead box was really fun this week. I am so excited that one of my favorite colors (TURQUOISE!!) is not only a really hot color in decorating this year but it's a super-hot trend for accessories as well. Turquoise is extremely versatile since you can wear it with just about anything. It looks beautiful against black, brown, denim, and this time of year, plays up the color we all begin to see popping up on our sun-kissed faces as we spend more time outside.
So, before I begin rambling further about how much I love turquoise, I will tell you these earrings are really easy to make. If you don't already have some beading supplies, visit a beading shop where you can usually purchase just the items you need and sometimes even use their tools when you make them there. Plus it can be really fun to grab a girlfriend, some coffee and shop for beads together. Also addictive, similar to thrifting so be careful :) But have fun. Ok, here we go:
Start out with the earring pin that has the flat base, add the beads that will go below the main piece shown in the picture above.
You can hook on the middle conch piece right before you close the loop, and avoid having to use too many connecting jump rings. This will give your earrings a more polished look. Speaking of polish, I will just say that my nails look terrible, as I have been painting the inside of my house as well as refinishing furniture. Don't judge! :)
Wow, the nails look even more stunning in this picture. This is my dedication to bringing you DIY projects to save you some cash and look like a hottie-potottie as well. I sacrifice exposing my nails for the whole world to see, to make you look even more beautiful than you already are. We should be friends, I think we are wonderful! :) Anyways, now the center conch piece is connected (you are almost done!)
Now you are ready to add the top beads to the earring pin that has the loop on it. Trim any excess wire off the top leaving yourself about 1/4 inch to bend into a loop and hook it thru the loop on the bottom of the earring hook.
Now that the hook is on, you just need to open the lower loop on the bottom of the piece you just attached, and connect it to the lower half of your earring.
Throw those earrings on and get out into your world and be fabulous today. Thank you so much for crafting with me, it's fun making something pretty, you deserve it!
Ta-da! All done, happy crafting - Hugs, Tanya