Christmas is knocking at the door and all of us feel excited to spend this time enjoying and gifting the best and the most precious, in terms of emotional attachment, thing possible which would touch the hearts of our beloved ones. Here's a lovely gift idea for all fashion freaks who love to dress up in style-with-a-difference. It can easily be handcrafted by you at home with some very simple requirements to compile and create this beautiful pair of Snowman Christmas earrings. As it would be your own creation, it would definitely strike a chord of love and adulation in the mind and soul of the receiver of this lovely pair of earrings, especially during the much awaited celebration time of togetherness, during Christmas.
Requirements for making the earrings
1. Scrap wire or special craft wire for shaping the snowman for the earrings.
2. White seed beads and black beads, 80 pieces of white and 6 pieces of black for both the earrings.
3. A jewelry tool known as jewelry pliers to perfectly round off the edges of the earrings in order to impart a perfect finish to the end product. These pliers can be easily found at any nearby craft store.
4. Hooks for the earrings to make them pierce-able in the ear. These hooks can be acquired from a nearby jewelry store or made at home using a wire.
Steps to follow for making a pair of snowman earrings
Cutting and curling the wire for the bottom
To start with, take 12" of wire, be it the craft one or from scrap, for both the earrings. Cut it into half and make it two pieces of equal length. After having finished with this, create the circle for the bottom or the body of the snowman by wrapping it around a fat marker pen to get the accurate circle. Next, till the point of intersection of the wire, string beads on to it. Thus, we have the bottom ready for the earrings.
Making the head of the snowman
Just as the body of the snowman has been created, applying the same rule, formulate the head by wrapping it around a normal size pen, this time to get a smaller circumference of the circle, to shape up the head of the snowman. Again, the beads have to threaded on each side of the wire, thereby completing the head part.
Work on the face
Once the body and the head has been crafted, the next move is to create the face, this time using the darker beads for the same. The wires remaining, after stringing the beads for the head and the body, have to be bent down below the head of the snowman, with beads pierced in each wire using 2 white beads at the two ends and one black bead in the middle. Then, to complete the face, twist the wires just where the beads end.
Finish the body by adding a belly button
To complete the body of the snowman, one wire is curled up to form a circular ring and fixed in a position so that it is easily viewed from both the sides of the loop of the body.
The other remaining wire is threaded with one white and one black bead and its end curled up to form another circle, just as the previous one. This step finishes the little snowman, with a discreet body, head and face, to adorn your ears.
Add an ear hook in the final step
In the final step, in order to slip in the snowman earrings into your ears, attach ear hooks to the top of the snowman's head between two beads. You can get these hooks ready-made from the nearby jewelry store or create by yourself with the help of the same craft wires, used for the body of the snowman.
This makes it for your Christmas snowman earrings absolutely ready to be gift wrapped in an attractive box and gifted to the lucky one.