I haven’t made any jewellery in so long, it was nice to dust off my round nosed pliers and my wire bits and bobs!
I’ve incorporated crochet into jewellery making before. You can read about it here:Crocheted Wire Earrings.
This time I have used a crocheted flower as an element of each earring. The beads are semi precious stones that used to be a rather boring necklace! I strung them together using eyepins and jump rings.
A Crocheted Flower Earrings Tutorial
You Will Need: single strand embroidery thread, 2 mm crochet hook, 2 ear wires, 8 semi precious natural rough cut or chip beads, 2 head pins, 6 eye pins, 14 jump rings, round nosed pliers, flat nosed pliers, wire cutters.
1. Make the flowers using the embroidery thread and the crochet hook. Instructions can be found here (it’s a tutorial for making a flower for a hair bobble, but the pattern is the same. The flower turns out smaller because the thread is finer and the hook is smaller).
If you are new to this or it has been a while and you’ve forgotten, to make a loop, bend the end of the head pin over to make a right angle. Cut the end off so that you are left with about a cm of wire. Using the round nosed pliers and starting at the end furthest from the bead, bend the wire into a loop about half way. Adjust your hand and the pliers so that you are comfortable. Complete the loop. If the loop is not quite closed, give it a gentle squeeze with the flat nosed pliers.
4. Attach a jump ring to the top of the flower between the petals. Attaching it here will hopefully prevent the flower from becoming stretched when you are wearing the earrings. Attach another jump ring to the first jump ring.