Leafy Green Earrings Tutorial

This is my first jewelry tutorial, so bear with me. Jewelry making is my new passion, and I consider myself a jack of all trades, master of none (hah)! I’ve been self-teaching and I started making some custom jewelry for a few craft fairs I’m going to do with my mother, so I thought I’d share some of what I’ve come up with. I hope you like!

Leafy Green Earrings


Step 1: Attach a jump ring to each of the leaf beads.

Step 2: Attach a second jump ring to the first (or you could do 2 chain links). I added the second one to make the leaf face forward when the earrings are worn. So if this isn’t a problem with your bead, you can skip this step. Attach the jump ring to the ear wire.

 Step 3: Add the Swarovski crystals to the head pins.

 Step 4: Use the chain nose pliers to bend the head pins and create a loop at the top.

Step 5: Attach one Swarovski crystal on either side of the leaf. I ended up adding mine on the loop formed by the earring wire, because I didn’t want them dangling too low and blocking the pretty leaves, but that’s just my preference.

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  1. Cute earrings! Found you on Tip Junkie!

  2. Hey my dear,it is super cute..i love the idea & tutorial..thanks so much for sharing
    by the way thanks for the comment,i love your blog & now following you,i hope you will like to follow back.. :)

  3. I love this!! I want to be more crafty and this seems like a good place to start. I am also a jack of all trades, master of none!! hehe

  4. very very cute! so glad you linked up! Thanks for sharing your talents.

  5. very crafty! Thanks for joining the Frugal Tuesday Tip. Do you find making jewelry less expensive than buying ready-made jewelry? http://juliecache.com/2011/07/18/frugal-tuesday-tip-and-a-winner

  6. I use the 50% off coupons at the craft stores, which makes them cheaper. Otherwise, ya really gotta watch and add up the materials!

  7. very cute and summer like :) come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  8. These are so pretty, and this is a great tutorial. They even look do-able to someone like me who is not very good at crafty things! Thank you for sharing this post with the Weekend Roundup! You are one of this week’s featured posts!

  9. Thank you April!! I will definitely be back this week =D Love you blog!

  10. Cute earrings. Jewelry making is not something I have tried. I may have to because it does not look too hard.

  11. These are absolutely beautiful! I love the colors. I would love for you to link up to my feature Friday linky party.


  12. Beautiful. If you get a chance I would love you to link your earrings up to More the Merrier Monday. It starts tonight and lasts through Wednesday. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  13. These are adorable!!! Love the way they came out! I am visiting from Lines Across My Face and I am a new follower!!! Hope you are having a great day and I see you around soon!!

  14. Cute earrings! You make it look easier than I would have thought. The leaves are such a great idea. Thanks for sharing last week and I hope to see you again tomorrow.

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