Earrings Every Day Month Day 2

Earrings Every Day Month Day 2

Earrings Every Day Month, Day 2

Today is Day 2 for Earrings Every Day Month and the featured earrings are Tier Earrings.

For today, like in Day 1, I decided to make a pair of earrings to match a necklace that I had made but didn’t have matching earrings for.

Earrings Every Day Month Day 2

Recently I made a bunch of Beaded Spiral Pendants and one that I made featured these pretty olive and rose colors.  In fact, these are the exact leftover beads from that project.  I wear the necklace all the time, but I never had taken the time to make coordinating earrings.  So now was my chance!

For these earrings I made the spiral headpin for the bead dangle on the end.  I wanted to add a spiral since the necklace is a spiral.

I also made my own earring wires.

And even though these earrings are hanging on my canvas earring holder for the photo above, I assure you that I immediately put these on and am wearing them as I type this.  :)

Have you made your earrings for today yet?  I would love to see them!  You can post a photo on my Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #EEDM.

Earrings Every Day Month Day 1

Earrings Every Day Month Day 1

Earrings Every Day Month, Day 1

Today is Day for Earrings Every Day Month and I’m making my earrings, too.

Today was a very simple earring and I didn’t make it any more complicated than it needed to be.  I wear turquoise jewelry constantly and in comparison to the amount of necklaces I have, I have few turquoise earrings.

Earrings Every Day Month Day 1

So I made a pair of simple dangle earrings with just turquoise beads.  I used pre-made headpins and pre-made earring wires because I didn’t have a ton of time today to make them.

Earring Storage:

Earrings Every Day Month Day 1

I recently created some new earring storage.  I had this smaller canvas earring holder that was the original one I created a few years ago.  I put the earrings that were on this holder on the new holder.  But I thought it would be fun to see all the earrings that I make this month in one place, so I’m using this small canvas earring holder to add my earrings from this month.

Learn how to make your own canvas earring holder here.

I’ll share my progress as we go.  I’m hoping to post my earrings here on my blog each day, but I know there will be days when that’s not possible.

Have you made your Day 1 earrings yet?  I would love to see them!  You can post a photo on my Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #EEDM.  (My Instagram is on and off lately, so don’t be sad if I don’t like your photo right away!)

 

ECT TV Episode 48: Earrings (Introduction to Earrings Every Day Month!)

ECT TV Episode 48:  Earrings

Today is Day 1 of Earrings Every Day Month!

So today’s episode is dedicated to earrings and is an introduction to Earrings Every Day Month if you’re participating in the free version.  (Click here to sign up – September is the last day to sign up.  Or click here to learn about the premium version, Earrings eCourse and registration closes on September 4th for Earrings eCourse.)

In this episode you’ll learn what tools, materials and findings are important for making earrings.

Watch the video episode:

I wrote a big post about getting ready for Earrings Every Day Month that covers what’s in this episode a few days ago.  It’s also a great introduction to what you need to make earrings any day.  Click here for that post if you prefer reading.

Here are some of the links I mention in this episode:

Earring Wires:

How to Make Earring Wires

Headpins:

Ornate Headpins

Open Spiral and Knotted Headpins

Infinity Headpins

Bead Dangle Earrings Step-by-Step:

How to Earrings

How to Make EarringsMaterials and Tools:

  • Beads *
  • 2 Headpins – 2″ 20 gauge (or whatever you have)
  • 2 Earring wires (or see link above to learn how to make your own)
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Another pair of pliers – another pair of chain nose, bent nose pliers or you can use your round nose pliers

*Beads:  You need 2 matching beads or more.  I used the beads I noted above plus 2 seed beads on each earring.  Just make sure that the beads aren’t too heavy and pull on your ears.

Step #1

How to Make EarringsSlide one seed bead onto a headpin and then add several of the disc beads.

The easiest way to use these disc beads for earrings is to pull a stack of them between your fingers and keep them in a stack.  Then slide them onto the head pin.

Obviously alternatively you can use any single bead you like (like I did in the video.)

How to Make EarringsStep #2

How to Make EarringsAdd a second seed bead on the other side if you’re using seed beads.

Step #3

How to Make EarringsHold the headpin in the round nose pliers, just slightly above the seed bead (approximately the length of a seed bead.)

Step #4

How to Make EarringsHow to Make EarringsBend the wire around the barrel of the pliers and in between the pliers and the beads like seen in the photo.

Straighten the loop so it’s centered above the beads.  I show you 2 ways to do this in the video.

Step #5

How to Make EarringsHold the loop in chain nose pliers.  Then continue wrapping the wire using another pair of pliers.  Wrap at least a few times.  Cut off any excess.

Make sure the wires are straight and snug.  Make sure the end is not sticking out.  (I give a tip in the video on how to do that!)

Step #6

How to Make EarringsHow to Make EarringsOpen the earring wire.  Make sure to open it while maintaining the circle.  Do not pull the circle open out sideways.

Step #7

How to Make EarringsPut the loop from the dangle in the open loop and close the earring wire.

Step #8

How to EarringsRepeat for the other earring.

Dangle Earrings

I showed a few samples, but here are a few more earrings that you can use for inspiration now that you have the basic technique!

Have fun!

Earrings Every Day Month

If you see this the day it goes live, you still can get in for Earrings Every Day Month!

For the completely free version with inspirational emails each day, click here.

If you would like daily earrings tutorials or want to learn more about it, click here.  (There is a payment plan option that breaks the class price into 4 small payments that will be available until the end of September 1st.  You can still sign up for the eCourse until September 4th with the one payment option.)

Earrings Every Day Month – the Details

Earrings Every Day Month

Last September I held Earrings Every Day Month and it was so much fun with so many earrings being made!  So I decided to do it again this year!

Chain and Wire Earrings

Why?

Challenges are great for your creativity.  And earrings are usually a small time commitment.  You can take just a few minutes, make beautiful jewelry and then be able to wear your creativity all day.  You can even wake up in the morning and make a pair to match your outfit for the day.

You don’t need a lot of tools or materials.

You can, of course, get very creative and make elaborate earrings that take more time, but you’ll get the effect of this daily challenge if you make simple earrings as well.

Doing a daily challenge will jump start your creativity.

And remember, I’m not saying make a pair of earrings each day forever.  It’s just for one month!

Leaf Earrings

When?

The challenge starts on September 1st and runs throughout the month of September.  If you miss the beginning, you can jump in any time.  (But I suggest started on the first if at all possible.)

Chandelier Earrings

What?

This is an earrings challenge.  So each day make a pair of earrings.  It’s that simple.

If you want free daily email reminders with inspiration, you can sign up here.

If you want daily earrings tutorials emailed to you each morning, you can sign up for Earrings eCourse that follows along with Earrings Every Day Month.  You’ll get an email with an earring tutorial each day.  Sometimes the tutorials are PDF eBooks, sometimes they are videos and other times the tutorials include both video and PDF eBooks.

With Earrings eCourse you’ll also have access to a private page that holds all the tutorials so you can return to it again and again easily.  (You won’t have to save every single email to have the tutorials.  I save them all for you on the page.)

For the free version, the emails are inspiration in nature, but I’ll be sending you some tutorials as well.

Dangle Earrings

How does it work?

You can participate in any way you like.  Obviously I will be making earrings each and every day and I think it’s great if you do, too.  But you don’t have to do it every day if you don’t have time.

The more you make the more benefit you’ll get out Earrings Every Day Month to your jewelry making skills and your creativity.  But if you “fall behind” don’t worry about it.  Just jump right in.

I know that I’ve done daily or weekly challenges and got behind and then felt like I couldn’t complete it because I couldn’t catch up.  I don’t want you to feel that way.  If you make a pair of earrings each week, that’s four more earrings than you had before.  If you make one pair of earrings in the month, that’s an extra pair of earrings.

Find a way that works for you.

To be successful in this challenge, I suggest you get ready for it.  Have your supplies and tools gathered in one easy location so you have everything ready.  Read here about getting ready for Earrings Every Day Month.

Layered Wire Wrapped Earrings

How to share:

If you would like to share what you’re working on, I would love to see it and so would everyone else participating!

You can share on Instagram using the hashtag #EEDM

You can upload a photo onto my Facebook page.

Note:  Do not feel like you have to share in all those places!  :)  Just choose what works for you.  Or don’t share at all if you don’t want to.

I know a lot of you are shy, but it feels so great to share what you’re making with a group of supportive people.

how to make earrings

Where:

Here are the links you need for this online event:

For the FREE version of the Earrings Every Day Month emails, click here.

To check out and purchase Earrings eCourse for daily earring tutorials, click here.

My Instagram feed is here:  @KimberlieKohler

Remember the hashtag is #EEDM

My Facebook page is here:  Emerging Creatively Tutorials

Read how to get ready for Earrings Every Day Month here:  Getting Ready for Earrings Every Day Month.

Let me know if you have any questions.  We have just a few days left before we get started!  I’m so excited!

Earrings eCourse 2015

You can still get in on the premium version of the challenge with Earrings eCourse.  And I just added a handy payment plan so you can make weekly payments over the month we’re doing the challenge!  Check out Earrings eCourse here.

My Favorite Earrings & Why

Favorite Earrings

I love earrings and I probably couldn’t pick my favorite pair, so I chose 4 of my favorites that I wear over and over again.

#1  Tassel Earrings.

I love these because they go with so much and I love the way they dangle.  I love chain.  I adore tassels and these earrings include them both.

#2  Beaded Chandelier Earrings.

These earrings are beautiful!  I love all the colors and the fact that I made all the headpins for the bead dangles.  I adore chandelier findings.  (As you can probably tell because there are 2 included in my favorites.)

I can’t wear them all the time, but I love wearing them whenever I get the chance.

#3  Layered earrings.

I have warmed up to these earrings.  I loved them when I made them, but didn’t wear them a lot.  Now I wear them all the time.  The beads are recycled glass.  I made the spiral charms (and I love spirals) and dragonflies have been appearing more and more in my life lately.

#4  Chain Chandelier Earrings.

Like I mentioned, I love a chandelier earring finding.  The chains are edgier and I also like how I can wear these with a lot of things.

Do you love earrings?  What are you favorites?

Earrings Every Day Month

Are you joining in with Earrings Every Day Month?  It starts September 1st!

Join in for free and get daily inspirational emails from me.

Or join Earrings eCourse for daily step-by-step earring tutorials from me!  Click here to learn more about the eCourse.