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If I wanted to make these earrings, what parts do I need please?

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MrsTawdry Mon 26-Jan-15 11:00:42


I've never bought any jewellry making bits but I need these earrings! The seller has sold out and I can't find any like it that are right!

uncomfortablydumb Mon 26-Jan-15 13:27:52

Have you tried contacting the seller? They accept custom orders so may be able to remake them for you?

maleenteringfemalefacilities Mon 26-Jan-15 13:38:16

You would need the ear pieces, the cones, beading thread, the beads (seed beads in the colour and in gold). You'll probably have to buy a bag/tube of the seed beads in each colour so you will have lots of excess beads.
Maybe a couple of jump rings (again, you will probably have to buy a bag of 25 or 50 of them).

Then the equipment - needle nose pliers (to open and close the jump rings). Might need a crimper to close the cone at the top. Beading needle (much thinner and longer than ordinary needles). Plus a tutorial from the web on how to put them together - if you have a good look on Pinterest you might find a free one. Otherwise you can buy tutorials from Etsy.

You'll probably spend 3-4 times the price of the earrings on equipment, BUT you will have the supplies to make about 20 pairs!

If you are never going to make jewellery yourself again, I'd go to local craft fairs/markets, go to a jewellery stall, and see if the stallholder will make them for you. Much cheaper than getting all the equipment and leaving it in a drawer after you use it once!

MrsTawdry Mon 26-Jan-15 15:21:32

thank you maleen I have needle nosed pliers luckily! No crimper....I'd quite like to get into a bit of jewellry making so I don't mind spending a bit...I wonder if you just thread the beads and then put the end through the cone and attach it to the earring hook? Or is there some way I don't know about?

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