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Hand woven and decorated bangles

Pair of bangles -hand woven and decorated with with orange coloured thread and seed beads

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Another fusion of two different jewellery making techniques!

In one of my previous posts, I did mention about using 2 different techniques (in fact a couple of posts) in jewelry making. 
I would love to show you my latest pair of handmade earrings which I have made by combining 2 different jewellery making techniques of crocheting and beading

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Firstly the center piece of dark pink crocheted and beaded earrings is crocheted.  Here I have used coffee colored crocheting thread.
Then glass pearls and seed beads are used to bead around the center piece.

Hope you like it!

How to make these twin dangle earrings? !

Very simple and easy to make these handmade earrings! !
This post explains how to make earrings
First of all you need the following items
1. 2 cloisonné beads
2.  2 equal length chain pieces ( gold toned)
3. 4 tear drop shaped swarovski crystals
4. 2 eye pins
5. 2 ball headed head pins
6. 2 ear hooks

Step 1 :  Make  the first piece of the earrings using cloisonné beads

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Step 2 : Make the dangles

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Step 3: Finish the ends of dangles

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Step 4: Finish the earrings

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And hola! There you go! 
Beautiful green cloisonné bead with Swarovski Crystal dangle earrings are ready!

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More charming charm earrings!

May be I am falling for charms!!  Usually I would try some jewelry making techniques that is difficult amd challenges my ability to make handmade jewelry.
This time the charms have caught me off guard showing that it’s not a ‘hard to do ‘jewelry making technique or design that gets you a lovely piece of handmade jewelry. . Even simple method of making jewelry can be gorgeous! !!
Lovely and bright heart shaped charm earrings

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Red crocheted gold toned beaded dangle earrings

Hi , Making handmade earrings has never been more fun !! Combining different jewellery making Techniques is a very fun way to make handmade jewellery . These Red crocheted , wired and Beaded earrings made with 3 different techniques of
1 . Wiring
       The center piece is made by wiring method. A 20g wire is used for making the center piece n
2. Crocheting.
    I have used a red embroidery thread to crochet around the wired piece
3. Beaded
   The Final layer is a made by beading coffee coloured glass pearls .

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How sweet a birthday wish can be?

How else can you make your wishes sweet?? Of course with a cute card.!
Cute handmade birthday card which gives us an amazing card making idea!

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Making your own earrings with charms !

In one of my very earlier posts  of  ” how to make earringsi n 3 easy steps ” ,it was explained how we could use a range if beads  and combinations we could make earrings in 3 easy steps .Extending the same ,this post addresses how we can make earrings using beads and charms in easy 3 steps

Step 1 . Take an eye pin ,insert a bead in .This is what i call the bead section of the earring.You may want  use a various combinations for this  like multiple beads ,spacer beads or bead caps
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Step .2  : Close off by forming a loop on the open end of the eyepin.
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Step 3 : At one end of the eyepin ,Join the ear hook. Join the charm at the other end .

 

That’s all ! there you go you can make some really exiquiste charm earrings like

Red Faceted Crystal and Swirl Charm Earrings

Red Faceted Crystal and Swirl Charm Earrings

 

 

Mix the techniques

Are you stuck for ideas?? Thinking how to make something very different and unique jewelry? I was too..
All I could think of making was the with same set of techniques of
1. Normal beading with pins and Connectors
2 . Wiring and attaching beads
3 . regular motif beading
Or
4. Making paper bead earrings

Though I like all these jewellery making techniques, the jewelry made was usual stuff. .
It was then I started to experiment. .it tried mixing the various jewellery making techniques to make something different
And it was a huge success!!
I made red hoops where I have used the crochet work and beading

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I used wiring technique to make my own connector and then used crochet work to make these blue crystal dangle earrings

I would be definitely trying to do more mixing. .for sure!
How about you? Did this tip help?
Am sure some people would have started thinking!! Happy experimenting!!

Handmade jewellery making inspirations and ideas

Need handmade jewellery making ideas?? Are you trying to find some inspirations ?

Are you in need of techniques /ideas that you can use to make your own jewellery..

May be I can help.There are some wonderful sites that you can refer over internet.Trust me these are not the most known ones .. I have done some research around the same and found these to be some really unique ,different and interesting ones

1.      Crochet earrings

http://www.seven-alive.com/2012/08/crocheted-earrings-tutorial.html

2.       Making jewellery by using the paper quilling technique

http://www.instructables.com/id/Quilled-Jewelry-to-match-your-mood/?lang=pt

3.      Making Swarovski anklet.

http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/swarovski-crystal-anklet/

4.      Tutorial on wiring – Egyptian style bracelet

http://handmade-jewelry-club.com/2010/02/how-to-make-egyptian-coil-bracelet-free-tutorial.html

5.      Easy rope necklaces

http://www.lovemaegan.com/2010/03/easy-rope-necklace-diy.html

I agree these are not many but something to kick start our creativities again !

Know your jewelry making components

It was my friend who introduced me to jewelry making. It was way back in 2008 . My dear friend did take me to a bead shop where she demonstrated how I can make my own earrings.

At that time I had no idea what components to look for or what to use.
If you are a beginner then I hope you find this post to be helpful.

The following are the basic items required to make earrings
1. Ear hooks

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2. Beads

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3. Bead caps and spacers

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4. Head pins and eye pins

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All these items and many more can be found online as well as in stores. This shop All Earrings and Supplies in zibbet.com is one of the few stores which sells almost everything that you need to make your own jewelry.

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