Friday, October 07, 2011

Tutorial and giveaway!

Ok, folks, I am stuck. I have not been able to come up with a name that I like for these earrings!  So here's the deal. I will show you how I make said earrings and you then leave me a comment with a name suggestion. Whoever's name tickles my fancy will either receive a pair of earrings (custom made for the winner after consulting them) OR a pair of my own art beads to make your own earrings!  I will take entries until the 16th of October and I will announce the winner on the 17th. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you don't have your email on your blogger/commenter ID. 

So here you go...

String a bead onto 20 gauge wire.  If your looking for the particular style I use here go check out Julsbeads. Even if your not looking for that style go check her out. She totally rocks. I know I say that a lot but it's true. 

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Make a loop to keep the bead from falling off (that might kinda ruin your look ;))


 Wrap one time around a regular Sharpie marker...

Then twice more.


 Slide the marker out and bring the coils over the top of the bead and pull them down around it. Depending on the shape and size of your bead you might need adjust the wires shape to suit yourself.

Tada!




So now for the hard part! What to call it?!!  Leave your suggestion in the comment section for a chance to win earrings or beads.

8 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

how about rings of Saturn?

Kristen said...

I like the orbits. You made it look soooo easy and you crack me up at the same time. Sorry I have been away for a bit but I am catching up today!

KayzKreationz said...

Well moonlit beat me to it. That was one of the names I was thinking of and alluded to on your other post. :) How about "Earth's Orbit"? Or 'Moon around the Earth'? I was actually thinking of "Saturn's Rings"

~Brenda said...

How 'bout "Trip Around the World" or just "Around The World" or "Men are from Mars" or "Women are from Venus."

Sorta kidding about the last two. ;)

Love ya', girlfriend.

TeriB said...

How about "swirly gig"?
Teri
http://borntobewornjewelry.wordpress.com

oooLiekeooo said...

great idea!

glassfusion said...

how about "sprung beads"

My Life Under the Bus said...

I still think they look like little lanterns. maybe *party lanterns*