Crafts Beautiful Magazine

Whip up our stylish pendant and earrings in next to no time

What you need...
  • BEADS Rondels, glass, black (556/06); rondels, glass, black (558/06); rondels, glass, red (556/03); rondels, glass, red (558/03); crystal, faceted, glass (580/15); E beads, silver (190/01); E Beads, black (190/06), Pendant, deluxe, glass (916)

  • FINDINGS Ribbon, organza, red, Head pins, silver (255/01), Earwires with hooks, silver, one pair (256/01)

  • TOOLS Pliers, round-nosed (2 pairs), Wire cutters
  1. Earrings - 1. These have been made in exactly the same way as the central pendant on the multi-beaded necklace, which will be featured on My Craft Weekly next month. Thread the beads onto a headpin, bend the wire to form a right-angle above the top bead and trim to 1cm with the wire cutters.

    2. Holding the end of the wire between the tips of a pair of round-nosed pliers, turn your wrist to create a circular loop. Join the dropper to the earwire by using two pairs of round-nosed pliers to gently twist open the loop (don’t pull the ends apart as this will make it impossible to re-form). Thread through the earwire and carefully close together.

  2. Make it yours - If you haven’t worked with headpins before, spend a little time perfecting the technique of bending the wire and forming the circular loops.

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