Instructions for Making the Holly Berry Earring Kit

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Designer: Megan Milliken
In this video, you will learn how to make the earrings in the Holly Berry Earring Kit, which is available at Beadaholique.com. These pretty, festive earrings feature SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals and will be a great way to show your holiday spirit. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create wrapped wire loops and how to open and close jump rings.
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Hi this is Megan with Beadaholique.com and today I'm going to show you how to make the holly berry earrings from the holly berry earring kit these are earrings and they are a very pretty nice subtle way to show your Christmas spirit. They're made with Swarovski Elements Baroque pendants and Swarovski Elements round crystal beads. What you're gonna get in your kit is two of the Baroque Pendant 6 of the small round beads two earring hooks, two large jump rings two small jump rings and 6 24 gauge head pins and if your head pins are a little bent out of shape just go ahead and use your fingers to straighten them they are a thinner gauge so they'll straighten out pretty easily. You're also going to need a pair of chain nose pliers, a pair of round nose pliers and a pair of cutters. So to start we're going to make the little dangles that sit at the front take one of your head pins and place a red bead onto the head pin. Now we're going to make a wrapped wire loop so grab the wire just above the bead with the tip of the chain nose pliers and bend the wire above the pliers at almost a 90 degree angle. Then take a pair round nose pliers and grab onto the wire just about the bend, bend the wire around the pliers and then rotate the pliers so you could complete the wire pendant. Now we're just going to wrap the tail of the wire around the little piece of the wire that's between the loop of the bead So I'm going to just start with my fingers. This is a thinner gauge wire so it bends pretty easily just nice neat little wraps you can use your nose pliers to finish that up once you meet the top of the bead use the cutters to trim the excess wire and then use your chain nose pliers to tuck the tail in so that it's not sharp we're going to do this two more times for the first earring. You can do all six at once if you like or you can do them earring by earring. I'm just gonna show you for the first earring place a bead on the head pin grab the head pin, bend use the round nose pliers to grab right above that bend, wrap the wire around and then wrap down to the bend trim the access and Press that tail in here the loop gets kind of bent. You just use the pliers to straighten it out I'm going to do one more okay so you have three little dangles for each earring now are going to take one of the larger jump rings open the jump ring you wanna place the little split and the jump ring up and use a pair of pliers to grasp either side of that opening and then you want to open the jump ring by moving your hand side to side to move the two sides away from each other and you always wanna move them away from each other this way and don't open the jump ring this way because it could lose its shape. So open that up wide enough to fit your crystal pendant on there and then you're going to place the dangles you want the front to be the side where you don't see the end of your wire so go ahead and hang all three on the front just like that and then close that jump ring back up by grasping the two sides and moving the sides back to center. Make sure it's all the way closed. You want that to be as seamless looking as possible take one of your earring hooks and one of your smaller jump rings open the smaller jump ring just as you did the larger one now onto this jump ring you're going to hang your large jump ring with your earring dangle and then you're going to hang your earring hook and you want to hang your earring hook with the rounded edge towards the front and close the jump ring. Just make sure that the earring hook is closed nicely also you've just made your first holly berry earring. You're just going to repeat that process with your other materials to make your second earring. Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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