Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Flower Fairy Free Jewellery Projects - Earrings

Hello lovely folks!

I have a few moo-velous tutorials to share with you. Inspired by the arrival of Summer and lovely flowers plus the delightful bronze findings from the Mad Cow Bead Barn.

These are my flower fairies. They are easy to make requiring only a few basic tools and would look perfect with a floaty summer dress.

I am going to give these to you as a series of short tutorials. Today we are starting with Earrings.

You will need

1 Pair Chain Nose Pliers
1 Pair Round Nose Pliers

1 Pair  Sheperds Crook Ear Wires
2 Bronze Tone Jumprings
2 Bronze Tone Head Pins


2 Bronze Tone Butterfly Wing Beads
2 10mm Frosted Lucite Bellflower Beads
4 4mm Glass Beads

In terms of skills you will simply need to know how to turn and wrap a headpin loop and to open and close jumprings. A fun easy project for a summer's day!

1) Gather your supplies! ( is rather helpful for this! )

2) Assemble your fairy by simply stringing beads onto your head pins. I chose a lilac and green colour scheme to compliment the bronze. You can use whatever colours take your fancy!

3) Hold the eyepin with your chain nose pliers and push the end over to create a right angle.

4) Swap the chain nose for round nose pliers and finish forming the loop, using your swan nose pliars to pull the headpin tight and close the loop neatly.

5) Voila!

6) Make another fairy (sister, brother, mother, 2nd cousin, whatever you prefer!)

7) Attach your fairy charms to the earwires using a jumpring and your first flower fairy project is complete!

All of the supplies used here are from and we would love to see your flower fairy earrings on our facebook page so please share your makes with us!

The next flower fairy make is a charm bracelet - coming very soon!

Thanks for reading


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