Thursday, October 9, 2014

Grey and Orange Bracelet and Earring Tutorial

Grey and Orange Bracelet and Earring Tutorial

I love yard sales, especially when you find amazing deals. This summer I hit a yard sale and was about to leave when I noticed a couple baskets full of beads. She was selling them for 50 cents a strand. Of course I grabbed quite a few strands. I'm loving these square beads! I knew just what I wanted to do with them.  A bracelet and earring set!

You will need:
2 strands grey square beads {mine were Blue Moon Brand}
1 strand orange round beads {Blue Moon Brand}
toggle clasp
beading wire
jump rings
fishhook ear wires
head pins and eye pins


Grey and Orange Bracelet and Earring Tutorial

How to Make the Earrings

 1- Slide a grey and orange bead onto a head pin, with the orange bead in the middle. Form a loop at the top.
2 - Slide an orange bead onto a eye pin. Form a loop at the top.
3 - Attach the two together by opening the loop slightly, adding the other loop and then closing.
4 - Using a jump ring, attach an ear wire to the top.
5 - Repeat for other earring.


Grey and Orange Bracelet and Earring Tutorial

How to make the bracelet

1 - Cut a length of wire 12 inches long.
2 - String wire through a crimp bead, then a clasp and back through the crimp bead. Crimp.
3 - String on the beads.
4 - String wire through a crimp bead, then a clasp, then back through the crimp bead and two beads. Pull wire tight and crimp. Clip excess wire.

I had a few of the grey beads left, so I made a couple sets of purple earrings. One for me and one to stick in my etsy shop: Bits of Sparkle and Lace


Grey and Lilac Earring

 Do you yard sale? What deals have you found?
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