Saturday, January 28, 2017

Make Jewelry: Leaves and Flower Earrings - free tutorial

 

 
 
 
Hello to a beautiful Saturday!
We have the perfect weekend project for you and if you are looking for something to fill in your afternoon with, you are in the right place.
 
Today, we are making crochet speckled earrings :)
 
What do you need to make them:
 
 



1. Crochet flowers (2) and leaves (6) - (pattern given below)
2. Pearl beads (2)
3. Bead caps (2) and head pins (2)
4. Eye hooks (2)
5. Jump rings (12)
6. Metal chain (10 cm long (3.9") / 5 cm (2") for each earring)

Crochet flowers and leaves  pattern

Flower
To make the flowers and leaves, I used embroidery floss and a 1.7 mm hook.
 
Ch 5 and join to make ring.
Rnd1: sc 5 in ring
Rnd2: ch3 and sc in the next st. Cut floss, tie a knot and weave ends.

Leaf
Ch 7. Sl st in 2nd st from hook, dc 3, hdc1, sl st 2 in the last stitch. The second sl st is to make the beginning of the other side of the leaf. Work the pattern in reverse from here, that is hdc1, dc3, sl st1, and sl st again at the top of the leaf to end it.

 
 
Next,  insert the head pin through the bead cap and insert it through the bead.
 
Cut the excess pin and use pliers to make a loop.
 

 
 
 Assembly

1. Put jump rings on the flower's top and bottom and attach fish hook and metal chain accordingly (see picture).

 
2. Attach jump rings to the leaves and hang them onto the chain, leave about 2 chains' space between leaves.
 
3. Attach a bead onto a jump ring and add it to the chain.
 
And that is it! I hope you like it and make it for yourself (or as a gift).

 
 
 

13 comments:

Divya N said...

Thanks for sharing such a sweet and delightful pair of earrings - so easy breezy and right for the upcoming summer

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Divya. I plan to make really long ones for Eva and make them with even tinier flowers and leaves... we'll see...

Anabelia Craft Design said...

Exquisite crochet earring, Maya, as everything you made! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. Pinned! Have a wonderful weekend! xxx

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Anabelia!So sweet of you to pin it! I appreciate it!

Admirartem said...

Oh..Maya, so lovely earrings! You were able to combine beauty and simplicity in these jewellery pieces you designed. This is great! Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas and your tutorial!

Maya Kuzman said...

Once a famous designer said: 'Simplicity is the essence of elegance'. I love simple pieces that can be beautiful and noticeable without being pretentious :)

Admirartem said...

I totally agree with you. This is exactly what I meant!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you dear :)

Cream Linen said...

Lovely earrings,thank you for the nice and easy crafts you share with us! Tina x

Cream Linen said...

Lovely earrings,thank you for the nice and easy crafts you share with us! Tina x

Maya Kuzman said...

Glad you like them Tina! You are welcome!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Maya these are so pretty and so romantic. The perfect pair of earrings for Valentine's Day!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Mary!