New Year’s Jewelry DIY

Crap. It is New Year’s Eve and you have no idea what you are wearing out tonight.

“Tonight” could mean leaving the house at 10 pm for a night that doesn’t end until brunch on Jan 1. “Tonight” could also mean leaving the house at 4 pm so that you can go to the neighborhood old people party and still have the kids home and in bed by 7:30 pm.

Whatever “tonight” means to you, there is still time to get your glam on Nearly Crafty style with this New Year’s Jewelry DIY.

Materials

RING

  • Chain – You want this to be a thin chain. The BEST chain to use for this is that from a broken necklace you have been hanging onto because you are totally going to get it fixed some day.
  • Beading wire
  • Seed beads
  • Scissors

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

CHAIN BACK EARRINGS

  • Chain
  • Jump ring – 2
  • Scissors
  • E6000 glue
  • Pyramid studs – 2
  • Earring blanks – 1 set of 2 backs/2 fronts

LEATHER STUD EARRINGS

  • Scissors
  • Scrap leather
  • E6000 glue
  • Pyramid studs – 2
  • Earring blanks – 1 set of 2 backs/2 fronts

How To

RING

1. Loop one end of the beading wire through the end link of the chain and wrap it back around itself a few times.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

2. String 4 or 5 beads on the beading wire making sure to pull it down over the doubled up wire.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

3. Figure out the size of your ring by wrapping the chain around your finger while holding the beads in place.

4. Loop the other end of the beading wire though the chain link that will get you the size you want.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

5. Pull the wire tight and then thread it back through the beads to the other side.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

6. Pull the wire back through the beads, but stop one bead short and trim off the end of the wire.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

7. Tuck the cut wire end between the beads and rock that ring. (They are so good I made 2!)

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

CHAIN BACK EARRINGS

1. Loop one jump ring through the end link of chain.

2. Loop the same jump ring through a loop in the earring back and close it up.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

3. Cut the chain to the length you want it for the final earrings. Mine was 1.5 inches.

4. Glue the cut end of the chain to the center of the pyramid stud by sandwiching it between the earring back blank and the stud.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

5. Repeat steps 1-4 with the second earring and let dry.

6. Rock them. Rock them all night long.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

LEATHER STUD EARRINGS

1. Cut a circle out of your leather scrap.

2. Glue the pyramid stud to the front of the leather circle.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

3. Glue the back of the leather circle to the earring blank.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

4. Repeat steps 1-3 with the second earring blank and let dry.

5. Look super fly all night long in your new earrings.

New Year's Jewelry DIY from Nearly Crafty

 

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