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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DIY Christmas 2012 with Marianne Arkins

Christmas earrings that you can make yourself! Leave a comment for a chance to win your very own set of earrings made by DD Designs.

DD Designs is the brainchild of Marianne Arkin's child, a self-taught entrepreneur who's working her way through school. If you're looking for unique and inexpensive gifts, give her web site a visit.

Marianne Arkins is author and part owner of Goddess Fish Promotions.

DIY Christmas Earrings

1.You’ll start with earring wires, jump rings and beads (we used wire-wrapped red and green glass beads, and a bell in a similar size).  We used flat-nosed plier to do the work.

2.  Connect the beads and bell using a jump ring between each.  To properly open and close jump rings you actually twist them at the opening to make them gap a bit, and then twist them back.  Don’t actually pull the ring open (into a “C”) or you’ll never get it closed properly again.

3.  Then add the earring wire….

And voila!  You have an awesome pair of Christmas earrings.

Leave a comment for a chance to win your very own Christmas earrings.

Don't forget, you can leave a comment on any previous DIY Christmas 2012 post for a chance to win the prize on that post. Who knows? You might get lucky.

Other DIY posts from:

Shelley Munro
Cathy Pegau
Gwen Gardner

There are more great posts to come. All contests end December 21, 2012.


Marianne Arkins said...

Thank you for showcasing my daughter's store! :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Oh wow they're beautiful! And definitely Christmas-sy

Sarah Ahiers said...

Aww! I LOVE the little bells!

Gwen Gardner said...

So original - I love them! Thanks for sharing Marianne.

Hi Maria! *waves*

Maria Zannini said...

When I was in high school (otherwise known as the Dark Ages) we used to attach those jingle bells to our shoelaces.

Probably drove the poor nuns insane, but we only did it around Christmas.

The jingle bell earrings brought back those memories.


Jackie Burris said...

Since I would not wear them even if won a pair do not enter me Maria as I just wanted to stop in and say very cool idea and very easy to make earrings too. I really admire all forms of creativity, especially hand crafts.

Angela Brown said...

So very crafty-cool. And beautiful. Love the custom look and feel you can have with earrings you make yourself.

Shelley Munro said...

These look lovely. I remember your jewellery from last year.

Anne Gallagher said...

These are absolutely precious. And so easy too!

Mike Keyton said...

Looks tricky to me...and I don't do earings : )

Anonymous said...

Those are gorgeous. I think That Man would disown me if I took up another craft...I'll just have to shop the store :D