How to make Angel Earrings in 10 minutes flat! | Monique Littlejohn | Skillshare

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How to make Angel Earrings in 10 minutes flat!

teacher avatar Monique Littlejohn, Jewelry Teacher and Nonprofit Professional

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5 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Angel earring introduction

    • 2. Tools and supplies

    • 3. Assembly

    • 4. Pricing earrings

    • 5. Simple dangle earrings

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In this class, you will learn how to make a pair of angel earrings. Once you learn the basics, you can make a dozen of these beauties in an hour. They are very popular sellers in craft fairs. With this simple design, you can also replace the earwires with a string and create angel necklaces.

You only need 3 tools and very few beads. Every pair of earrings costs less than a dollar to make.

I will show you how! Now let's get started.

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Monique Littlejohn

Jewelry Teacher and Nonprofit Professional


Monique Littlejohn is an American expat living her dream of sustainability in South Australia. Her classes currently focus on jewelry design, but in the future, she will add crafting with nature products, gardening, beekeeping, and winemaking - all with a sustainable focus in mind.

She left her very successful nonprofit corporate development and marketing career of 16 years to focus on teaching learning lost skills, so that she could bridge the gap between the "greatest generation" (WWII) and "millennials."

She is also an accomplished jewelry designer and craft teacher who has published 7 books on jewelry making.

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1. Angel earring introduction: Hi. My name is Money Littlejohn, and I am your teacher today. I live here in beautiful southern Australia, kind of sterling. And as you can see, we have a beautiful day. Sometimes we even have a koala right outside this trees. So if you like the well life of Australia, please join me for all of my videos. Because I promise it'll look different every time. Today we're going to be learning how to make angel earrings the quite beautiful and seasonal. But for those of you who just love angels, you might wanna wear them year round. As an added bonus on adding a crystal drop hearing tutorial at the end of this group, you can make any of these earrings within 5 to 10 minutes. But this course is just slightly longer because I'm explaining to you who I am and what the course entails. So if you like what you're watching today, please visit my website at hobby farm girl dot com and learn more about jewelry making arts and crafts and cooking and sustainability. See you soon 2. Tools and supplies: first, we're going to start with the chain nose pliers, Caesar chain those players, their larger on one end and smaller on the other. They come in really handy. Next you'll need to to ball and bars like this. You'll also need a halo, which is, Ah, normally called a bead spacer, and then you'll need a couple of beads that you'll use for the head. So this is the head that I'm using. Its a little Swarovski crystal. Next, you'll need some angel wings. These air easily obtainable there, also called beads spacers, but they look like angel wings, and then you'll need the body. The kind of body that I normally choose here is a drilled bead that is going all the way through the length of the bead. It makes a much cleaner body than if you were to use another kind of feed. Next, you'll need a French year wire. These come pre ist in pre assembled, with a little spring on them, a wire and then an opening to be able to attach it all together. I prefer French air wires over any other kind of year wires, and I know you can make them yourself, but they're so inexpensive. If you're to buy these on eBay, Uh, just go ahead and buy him and bulk because you'll use them in a lot of designs. This entire angel that I'm going to be creating cost me maybe $3 supplies to make about 30 30 earing. So about £15.15 pairs. So if you do the math, you could make a lot of money on these at craft fairs, So now let's get started. 3. Assembly: Now I'm going to a simple the first bead with the ball and, uh, of your stick here, you feed it through, stay through the triangle bead. Next you do the angel wings and you put those through the hole face down, like so. Then you grab this little Swarovski bead, you feed that through, and then you finish it off with the halo. Isn't that an adorable angel? Now, for the tricky part, you grab your chain nose pliers and you bend it at 40 at 90 degrees, like so. And then you grab the the wires again at the smallest tip, and you just twist bumps. You just twist your wrist around. Thanks. So until you have a nice enclosure So here's Here's the enclosure. Straighten your body up. And now you've got your first angel. You've got this right here. It's better to open this than it is to try to open your angel home. So you just grab your wires and normally these are closed on the inside of the year wire. So you just grab it, twist it just slightly, so it looks like like that. And then you look this through and then with the opposite motion on your hand would just do this again. I'm going to do the second year ring, so that way you can see it again, but in normal speed, just to see how fast it is to duties. So you stick it in with the ball on the bottom, stick the angel wings on next, stick your head in, put the halo on top. This wire appears to be smaller, so I'm going to replace it. Uh, quality control, when it comes to really cheap findings isn't all that great? Uh, you're getting things from, let's say, other countries, no country in particular. But generally quality control isn't all that great. So here see the difference. This was ever so slightly larger, so I wanted just restoring it with a larger one Mr Number. It's not you. It's the findings. So don't get too angry. Just have some extras, just in case you need in Now. Now I have a little something to work with here. Someone bend it in half or been it 90 degrees twisted around to make the whole close the whole and straighten angel like So grab this. Open it, stick it through. Whoopsie close it up again. And look how fast it was to make these two beautiful angels. Now, as a variation, I want to show you some additional types of findings you can do for a completely different looks. You can use a cone like this and then use a much larger angel wing like that and then go for really bigger a big head like that. So see, that's a totally different look. Or you can use Ah, Swarovski crystal or a very lightweight Lucite bead for the body. And you couldn't use the same wings. Let's see, just bring it over here like so and then make use a darker beat for the head and he wanted to. You could even use these pretty little be clear Swarovski be that air flat on one side as a halo. So see completely different look. So here's the finished product. I hope you enjoy taking this jewelry making class. And if you did, please check out my other videos. I'm going to be showing you how to make earrings and rings and pendants and so much more on skill share. Thanks again. Bye bye. 4. Pricing earrings: 5. Simple dangle earrings: I Welcome to hobby farm girl dot com. In today's episode, we're gonna make some beautiful crystal dangle sterling silver earrings. It's really only gonna take five minutes at the most two Dio. So stay around and see if you can make these two. First, I'm gonna talk about the tools that you need These air round nose pliers, also known as chained those pliers. These are the flat nose pliers. And then these are the Clippers. I also have sterling silver French year wires. See, they're already made, and I was able to buy these very inexpensively off of eBay. And we have the gorgeous crystal. This is a fire polished Christmas crystal, which has a really nice sheen to it. It's fairly large because I want to make an impression. And then we have the sterling silver head pins here. This is a fairly small head pin, probably about 30 millimeters long. Now all you have to dio is thread this through the hole like so just but they had been through and then bend it down with your finger at a 90 degree angle. You use your chain nose pliers and you grab it at the very tip and holding your your hand that's holding the crystal very still. You just twist and then let go and then twist and let go, then twist until it gets to the very bottom and then you just tilt it. So that way, the whole looks very professional, just as you would see if you were to buy jewelry elsewhere. Now you grab your year wire and the wire is closed on one end and open on the other on the lead. This is where you really need to use your flat nose pliers with one hand. You hold it steady, and then with the other hand, you grab the open side, and then you just twist the hand that's holding it like so toe open the loop. Then you grab your crystal, swing it through, and then you grab Gino's players again, and then you just close it up like so that's all it takes. So let's do that with the 2nd 1 that we've made. Once again, you grab it, hold it and just twist your hand. Open it, grab this, put it through, and then just close it up. Now the only thing you have to do is. Put it on. So here we go. Let's see. How does it look? Uh, all done. Now, I hope you enjoy this segment. And if you'd like to watch more of these, please visit hobby farm girl dot com where you can learn about tips and tricks of had a run , a hobby farm and make jewelry until next time CIA.