Haberdashery Earrings

Earrings by Judith BrownI’ve been making myself some earrings, mainly because there’s a certain show coming up with a jewelry class…

Ali from Thimberlina gave me the idea with a photo she posted, they were made by Judith Brown, she has some stunning jewelry on her website, though none with press-studs at the moment that I could see.

I bought a card of press-studs in mixed sizes, together with some big ones that had 6 holes in. Samuel Taylors in Leeds had the jewelry bits, the earring hooks and the big circle. I thought I’d bought the usual jump rings, but actually they were split rings, a bit like a mini key ring. Whilst these were very fiddly to thread on, I found them easier to get a neat finish. My artery forceps came in very useful for holding the rings firm!

Making earrings

My first pair were fairly simple, four press-studs gradually getting smaller. I sussed out the technique on these, like which way round to attach studs to get them to face the right way! I also found out they’re not easy to photograph, I finally decided a sherry glass might work!

 

Press-stud earrings

I then started getting a bit carried away, I bent some eyes (as in hook and…) so they could be slotted onto the ring. I felt they needed a spacer of some kind. A rummage in my bead box and I found some tiny black beads which would just (some of them!) slide onto the ring. Three of these either side of the eyes worked out perfect.

The large press-stud has six holes so I could attach rings to the bottom three. My biggest challenge was to reproduce it for the second earring!

The only thing I haven’t sussed is how to secure the whole thing on the hook, at the moment it’s just hanging there, I tried giving one a squeeze and broke it! I’ve a colleague at work who makes jewelry so I’ll check with her, I’m wondering about a tiny black bead either side with the tiniest blob of glue on.

They’re just a bit of fun, but it’s another entry completed 🙂

Sewing Earrings

 

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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4 Responses to Haberdashery Earrings

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Wow – wonderful idea!

    Like

  2. Ruth says:

    Love these!

    Like

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