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Every Girl Needs a Pair of Pearl-drop Earrings

January 20, 2009

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My mom “surprised” me with this necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs for my birthday (thanks Mom!), and I’ve worn it constantly since. I love it’s simplicity, the meaning of the three little initials, the hammered texture of the silver discs, the luminous pearl charm. I’ve been wanting some cute earrings to wear with it, and finally found some time to sit down and make these little babies:

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They came together in about three minutes (once I gathered the items I needed), and they look perfect with my favorite necklace. Here’s how they work:

Items needed:
1 pair silver french hook earwires
2 freshwater pearls
2 silver 2″ headpins
1 pair round nose pliers
1 pair needle nose pliers

Thread the head pin through the hole in the pearl, form a loop using the round nose pliers, slip the earwire onto the loop, then wrap the rest of the pin around the base of the loop using the needle nose pliers. (You might need to trim a little bit off.) Since I forgot to take pictures of the process, here’s a good demonstration of the technique.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2009 11:08 pm

    How do you find the time??? You are amazing! So cute…

  2. optimatordave permalink
    January 21, 2009 12:22 pm

    If it only takes 3 minutes to make something so beautiful, I think you’re going to be inspiring some people to get creating! Nice work and a nice post. Thank you ☻☺

    Dave
    at Rings & Things

  3. Juniper permalink
    August 30, 2009 9:22 am

    You’ve inspired me to finally go out and buy round-nosed pliers. I’ve been looking and looking for earrings exactly like that–just simple pearl drops on french hooks–but haven’t been able to find them. They all have crystals or multiple pearls or long drops, or whatever.

    Thanks!

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