Are you attracted by the junk jewelries available in the market? You might be very fond of designing for yourself but could not find a designer who can design according to your ideas at a cheaper cost. Then you can find a solution to your problem here. Learn how to make your own jewelries from the materials available in your house. Some quick and simple steps and you will have your own jewelry to flaunt without burning huge hole in your pocket. Read on.
Complexity level: Basic
Time required: 15-30 minutes
Estimated cost: Under US $10
Step One: Unbend the paper clip
Turn your paper clips into a straight wire. You can do this either with pliers or your fingers. Unbending with fingers may not be accurate but if you do it with pliers then you can achieve the straight line. Finely done straight line will look more sophisticated than the one done by hand.
While using pliers you may get nicks on the paper clip wire. To avoid getting nicks on your wire, you can cover your pliers with masking tape. Once the wire is straightened, we are ready to move on to the next step.
Step two: Curling the ends
Using your pliers, curl your danglers the way you want them to look. Make them spiral or just curl and roll it in.
Step three: Finish the piece
You need a loop to your spiral so that you can attach it with the rest of the earring. Bend the wire on the other side of the spiral. Then, again bend the wire from the loop. Clip the wire with your pliers and curl in the edge of your loop.
Step four: Time to insert beads
You can use another paper clip to create a colorful beaded length of wire and join them together with the curled loop that you had previously created, or just add some beads to the same wire to give you stunning piece out of one wire only. All you can do is loop the end of a wire curling it over. Put as many beads as you like (you can try using different shapes and sizes of beads as well). However, do not forget that you need to leave at least half an inch at the end. Curl the end of the wire and create yet another loop. These end loops not only save your beads from falling, but you can also use these loops to extend your danglers by attaching other piece of wire.
Step five: Assemble the pieces.
Bring all the loops together and assemble them to finish making your earrings.
Step six: Hooks for earrings
It is advised that do not try making hooks for your earrings with these paper clips. These may be sharp which may cut and damage your ear lobe. So what should you do? The answer is you can get the hooks from the market for your earrings. These come in the pack of 10 and at a very nominal cost. You can attach these with your earrings and your earrings are all ready to prep up your style.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Can I make neckpieces and rings by following the same process?
A. In the same manner, you can also create neckpieces, nose pins, rings, etc. For neckpieces, you may require little more beads and some threads, whereas for rings you may require stones to attach on the ring.