Ok so today I plan to talk about how to make some holiday gifts that are pretty, festive and most people will like (mainly female), while I am waiting for the pool service Orlando Pool resurface repair person to get here to work on the pool in the back yard (which desperately needs help). I will be talking and giving step-by-step instructions on how to make a pair of dangly bell earrings and a simple chain necklace with colorful bells to go with it. Let’s start off with the earrings as they are easy to make and will not take but a few minutes.
Ok so make sure the area is clear of everything else except what you plan to be working with for this project.
Things you will need:
1- Needle Nose Plyers (if you have or can get a second pair that would this easier)
6 – 6mm Jumprings (comes in packs of 150 per pack or more)
2 – Fish Hook Earring Wires (comes in packs of 150 per pack or more)
2 – Small Gold Bells with loops at the top
Take the 2 jumprings and the needle nose plyers, you will open these two rings and put 1 colorful bell on each ring. Then you will close the ring so that the ends are flush with each other. It will look like it did before you opened it up.
Then take 2 more jumprings and open these two rings like you did with the first and put 1 Fish Hook Earring on each ring. Then close the ring so that the ends are flush with each other (exactly like you did with the first set of jumprings).
You will then take the last 2 jumprings and open these two rings like you did with the first two. These 2 jumprings are what I like to call our connecter rings. They will be used on the rings to connect the bell and the fish hook earrings together. Once you have the other two rings in this ring you will then close the ring so that the ends are flush with each other (like you did with the other two rings before).
Enjoy the earrings or give them as a gift to someone.
Ok the next part will be a little more time consuming, but well worth the time. I will show you how to make a chain necklace with small colorful bells to go with the earring you just made.
Ok so again make sure the area is clear of everything else except what you plan to be working with for this project.
Things you will need:
1 – Needle Nose Plyers (if you have or can get a second pair that would this easier)
1 – Wire Cutter
1 – Necklace Chain (it comes in different sizes)
1 – Necklace Clasp
12 – 6mm Jumprings
4 – Small Red Bells with loops at the top (red, green, and gold bells)
3 – Small Green Bells with loops at the top
3 – Small Gold Bells with loops at the top
1 – Twist Tie
1 – Mirror
Take the chain and measure it, you can do this by putting the chain around your neck for the length you want it. Once you have done this you will take the wire cutters and cut the length from the rest of the chain.
Then take 1 jumprings and open it like you did for the earrings, then put 1 jumpring at one end of the necklace chain and attach the necklace clasp. Then close the jumpring like you did with the earring.
After this repeat that same thing for the other end of the necklace chain. You now have a somewhat pre-made necklace and just need to attach the bells now.
To do this you will need to open the last 10 jumprings and attaching the bells to them (like you did with the earrings), but do not close the jumprings yet. You will be doing this in the next step.
Put the necklace on and face a mirror, make sure the clasp is resting on the middle of your neck. When looking in the mirror look for the direct center of the necklace (the part that hangs the lowest in the front). Take the twist tie and put it through the ring directly in the middle (lowest ring in the front).
Take the necklace off and take the jumpring with a red bell on it and attach it to the ring with the twist tie on it. Then close the jumpring like you did with the earrings.
Attach the other bells and jumprings where you want on the chain in the order of red, greed, gold and repeat. The red bell in the center is your center mark and bells on both sides of it needs to be even. Close each ring like you did with the earrings once its attached before moving to next set.
Done and enjoy your new festive holiday earrings and necklace.
Ok now you know how to make these simple necklace and earring set, I think that is good for now. I will be giving other fun ideas in my other blogs so please do come back to read more and get more ideas.