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DIY Earrings!

Good Morning everyone!
I have a recent craft to share with you all today.  Like I mentioned, I have been into making jewelry lately.  I would love to make more, but this whole packing thing is really cramping my style.  But I managed to bust these out a couple weeks ago, before I started packing.  These were my first attempt at jewelry making, so be nice… 🙂
Here is what you need:
~ Two equal length chains
~ Charms of your choice
~ Head pins
~ Jump hooks
~ Earring hooks
I used  left over jewels from my old necklace I mentioned here.  I also used it here a bit.  And another craft that will pop up a little later.  I am really getting a lot of use out of this baby!
You’re gonna love how super easy this is.  I probably don’t even need to explain.

But don’t worry, I will. 🙂  I chose charms to match, two of each, obviously.  I put the pretty flowered ones at the bottom and I worked up from there.  I would count the links to make sure everything was even.  You also would want to make sure that you are placing the charms evenly on each side. 
In my pictures I am just using the pins that came with the old necklace I had.  It doesn’t look awful because you can’t really see it once I am wearing them.  But I would suggest to use the proper tools and use the head pins.  It would probably look more professional. 
I also had left over chain at the top. Instead of cutting it, which I could have, I just put a jump ring and attached the earring hooks and let the rest of the chain hang. I figured it kinda went with the whole feel of the necklace. 
But what do you think?  I still think they are pretty.  And, like I mentioned, these were my first ones, so I think I can cut myself a little slack.  Just look out for things to get better and better!  Oh and since I am going back to LA, I cannot wait to go to downtown LA and get some beautiful stuff for jewelry!!  YAY!  Maybe an Etsy shop opening this summer…. Who knows!!
I am linking up to my parties here.  Except I usually only get to the first half of them and forget by Friday. Oops!
I hope you all have a wonderful day! 

23 Responses to DIY Earrings!

  1. Beth May 3, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    I'm so intimidated by jewelry making! But I desperately need jewelry! So, this is a great tute! Thanks!!

  2. Megan May 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    you make that look so simple!
    and what is great about it is that i have SOOO many broken necklaces and charms that i never threw out…so i could totally do well on this. 🙂

  3. Jessi May 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    I have never made my own jewlery but those turned out so cute!

    Thanks for posting this, I may just have to give it a shot. 🙂

  4. Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle May 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Those are just lovely, absolutely fabulous for a first attempt! I think the looped pins instead of headpins look fine here because they all match 🙂 Very nice! xx

  5. Chrissy May 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    They are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!! Are you moving, too? Happy Tuesday!

  6. J A C Q U E L I N E May 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    That looks really easy. Do little pieces ever fall off? I like this idea thanks Natalia.

  7. CREATIVE MIND May 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Its so the are doing great,keep it up honey 🙂

  8. MiMi May 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Those are so cute!

  9. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims May 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    adorable!!! great job!! 🙂

  10. Hannah @ The New Black May 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Lovely! Yes, you should definitely open an Etsy shop!!

  11. Teresa Rose McClain May 3, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Those are super cute! Nice job.

  12. Grammy Goodwill May 4, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    Great job on the earrings.

  13. JDaniel4's Mom May 4, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    The feather detail makes the earring for me.

  14. Nicole May 4, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    I think they turned out great! I make necklaces quite a bit…mostly beading stuff. I haven't ventured into earrings yet. Looks like it's fun and you can really be creative!

  15. CodyG May 4, 2011 at 2:16 am #

    Those are gorgeous!! And I love the feather charms. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get them?!
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Trisha May 4, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    I love how they turned out!! I see an etsy shop in your future 🙂

  17. KY May 4, 2011 at 4:27 am #

    oOoOoOoOhhh! Those are fancy!! I agree with Trish – I see an etsy shop in your future!! If you need help setting up shop let me know! I run one @ =)

  18. Jennifer May 4, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    Looks fab to me girl!!

  19. Renée May 4, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    they look so pretty!

  20. ♥ Miss Tea May 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    for your first ones, those are totally gorgeous!! i would love to try to make but always have no confidence and already said i dont think i can do it! but anyways i agree with the other comments, i can see an etsy shop in your future too! x Susan

  21. Ashley May 5, 2011 at 2:57 am #

    Very cool! I really love these. :]

  22. Andrea . Charcoal and crayons May 5, 2011 at 4:16 am #

    So lovely! I love your entire blog so I'm passing on The Kreativ Blogger Award to you! Drop on over to accept it.

  23. ~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ May 7, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    great earrings!! I'm too a jewelry maker 🙂 Would love if you stop by my blog sometime! I have a seperate Jewelry page you can click on the right side of my blog 🙂 Have a great weekend!