Make these delightful apple earrings at any time, but they make particularly good Christmas, Friendship, Back-to-School accessories, or Teacher Appreciation Gifts.
The gold and the apple theme offer a good balance between seriously respectable and happily frivolous. Plus, these earrings are just the right length for shorter hairdo’s. Isn’t that perfect for teachers (or clever school girls) ???!!
What I personally particularly like about the earrings I have created here is the Chinese painting on the red beads, as well as the light-weight nature of wooden beads.
As per normal for the Fine Craft Guild -projects, these earrings are super-easy to put together. Took me more time to make the photos than to design and make the earrings.
What You’ll Need to Make these Earrings
Jewelry Making Supplies
- Two Red Round Wood Beads. Be sure that your apple beads are large enough to make a statement. Option: with a Sharpie, Bleach and other color markers, make your own design on the wooden beads.
- Two or Four Gold-plated Leaf-bead Charms
Note: My leaves came as a set of two that you simply pinch together. I could not find this particular kind online. However the leaves in the link that I am providing here are even better.
- Two 22K Gold Plated Head Pins (22 Gauge/1.5 Inches)
- Two of these: Gold-Filled Fish Hook Earring Hooks or Gold-Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks
- Two or for: Red Seed Beads
Jewelry Making Tools
Tip: For happy jewelry making, get a good pair of pliers from the get-go!
Apple Earrings: Jewelry Making Tutorial
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Collect all your materials and make sure that the sizes of the various elements are compatible. E.g. I had to add a seed bead to the bottom of my apple as the core of the wooden beads were too large for my pins.
Step 2: String a seed bead and then the Apple bead followed by one or more gold (plated) leaves. and the earring hoop.
Step 3: With your round-nose pliers, make a loop at the end of the pin, securing the leaves and the earring hoops in the circle. Voila.
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