Here is a new beautiful DIY project to get you all thinking of pink. I was lucky enough to work with Charlotte from Lotts & Lots on this project. She makes beautiful jewellery which you can check out on her site. And like me, she is a lover of flowers!
When choosing the colours for the earrings, we couldn’t resist these colourful pinks and greens as they took us straight back to Spring. So, whilst we are waiting for it to come along, you could have a stab at these.
You will need:
Cut a length of wire 10cm long and wrap tightly around the hoop a few times. I find it best to use my fingers when I wrap wire as it stops it from breaking and I can get a tighter wrap. Make sure you keep a long length of wire for threading beads but trim off any excess wire on the shorter length. Whilst the wrap should be tight it will still move around, don’t panic this is meant to happen!
Thread your beads onto the wire. I went for a random mixture but you can be more orderly if you like. Thread on enough beads to fill the wire from one side of the hoop to the other, you don’t want any gaps.
Wrap the wire around the hoop a few times to secure and then snip off any extra wire.
Repeat the above steps for the second row. I used turquoise beads instead of peach on this row. You might find your wires slip about the hoop at this stage it does happen, once you add more rows everything settles down.
Keep adding rows until you reach the end of the hoop. For these earrings I did seven alternate rows of peach and turquoise beads for the pink and lilac earrings I mixed all the colours together. Repeat all the above steps on your second earring mirroring the pattern of the first earring.