InspirationFX: Pagoda Earrings

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Pagoda Earrings Designed by: Pam Kearns One of my favourite classes to teach is Jewellery Making 101 where students create earrings using simple techniques. These projects employ the simplest of techniques to create three uses of the new Open Waterlily flower beads. Check out Snowdrops, my previous Inspiration for another technique. In this project you are using simple loops and wrapped loops to create the earrings. 1. Start by working on the bottom flower first by stacking a 3mm bead onto the headpin and then adding the waterlily bead so that the flower opening facing …

Five Things You Need to Know to Make Jewellery – Part 5 – Simple Loops

As promised – the final installation in the 5-part saga of everything, well – a lot of what you need to know to make jewellery. This week – the simple loop – as opposed to the wrapped loop of two weeks ago – the simple loop is great for light weight beads and where there won’t be a lot of abuse and tugging – i.e. earrings – which even I concede need to be fairly light in order to not permanently deform your earlobes. And, as the simple loop is pretty simple, I’ve shown you how to make a pair …