dimanche 21 septembre 2008

How to : Pretty (and simple!) pearl earrings

I was seeing that type of earring a lot on Etsy and I always thought they were so pretty. When I started to analyze them, I realized they were in fact really easy to make. When you have your pearl and connector, they take no more than 15 minutes to make.

For this project, you will need:

- Two pearls
- Two connectors
- Two earring hooks
- Two jewelery nails
- A pair of cutter
- A pair of round pliers

1- Insert a jewelery nail in a pearl.

2- With your cutter, cut the nail leaving about one inch long.

3- Insert the first connector onto the nail.

4- With your round pliers, make a small loop with the end of the nail. You might need to cut the nail again because you want the end of the loop to be hidden in the hole of the connector.

5- With your round pliers, slightly open the loop of an earring hook.

6- Insert the loop of the earring in the earring hook and close the opening back with your round pliers.

7- Voilà!

8- Repeat all the steps above to make the second earring.

Special thanks to Lychee who was taking the pictures for this "How-to" post :)

- Caro AKA Carotte

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