Tomorrow, Wednesday the 21st of September, is my 21st birthday!!!! Yay!!! I started school early as a kindergardener so I've always been younger than my friends. I'm looking forward to finallyyyy being 21. So, in celebration my tutorial for this week are these cute martini glass earrings!
And to share the birthday happiness, check back tomorrow, on my actual birthday, for a giveaway for these earrings! Birthday cheer all around :)
Now, here's how to make a pair of your own!
-Wire (I used 20 gauge)
-Green and red beads
-Needle Nose Pliers
-Round Nose Pliers
Step 1: Measure out two peices of wire about 6 inches and cut with the wire cutter
Step 2: Form the base of the glass by making an inside out spiral. So were are making a spiral....starting from the outside going in. Use the largest part of your round nose pliers to start the spiral, and you can probably just do the rest by hand with a little help from needle nose pliers to keep it straight along the way.
Bend the wire to a 90 degree angle coming out of the spiral. This will be one part of the stem of the glass.
Step 3: Form one side of the cup of the glass by bending the wire with needle nose pliers to make a 45 degree angle.
Step 4: Form the brim of the cup by bending the wire back over to the right with needle nose pliers.
Step 5: Add a small red bead and larger green bead onto the brim. It's supposed to look like an olive! We'll secure the beads later. For now we're going to make a loop to connect the glass to an earring hook. Grasp the right side of the brim with round nose pliers.
Bend the wire around the pliers to form a loop, and then straighten the wire out.
Step 6: Form the right side of the stem by bending the wire from the cup the same distance as the one on the left.
Step 7: Snip off the excess wire with wire cutters and straighten out the stem. Mine's not perfect, but it works :)
Step 8: Secure the beads with super glue so they stay together.
Step 9: Attach earring hooks to the loop and you're done!
Tada! Don't forget to check back for the GIVEAWAY TOMORROW!