Summer is coming, and bright colors come along with it! Ombre is everywhere these days, and it basically just means blends of color. I like the soft look of ombre blends, and how the colors can be either pastels or brights.
You can create a similar look by using like-colored crystals in a spectrum to make easy earrings!
This is another really easy tutorial, and all you need is some wire, crystals, and earwires.
You can also make these in a solid color if you need them to match a certain outfit, or just use two or three different colors. Here I used four.
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather materials. Needed is wire (22 gauge), 4mm crystals, two earwires, and roundnose pliers.
Step 2: Cut two equal lengths of wire; I cut these straight from the coil so that they were round and equal length. You can use any length, depending on how large you want your earring. Mine were about 2.5″ across. Make two loops with your pliers, one at the end of each earring. Twist the loop so that the open part faces the straight end of the wire.
Step 3: Lay out the bead scheme you want. I had a lot of oranges, yellows and reds. String on your beads in order of color, making them blend somewhat. The number of beads you use will depend on the length of wire, but make sure it is an even amount. I used 20. DO NOT fill them all the way up to the end of wire, leave a large space as seen.
Step 4: Find the middle (mine is after 10 beads), and bend the wire there gently, making an oval shape. With the extra wire at the end, thread it through your loop (open the loop up with the pliers), and then re-close the loop, securing the wire in.
Step 5: Take your extra wire, and bend it at a 90 degree angle to the right. Cut off excess, leaving just enough to make another loop. Refer to the picture.
Step 6: Finish off the wire by making a loop. Attach this loop to an ear wire, I am using kidney earwires here but if you have fishhooks that will work too.
If you haven’t, repeat all the steps to make another earring to match!
This is how big the earring will turn out if you use my measurements.
These are very simple to make, and quick as well. They would be great gifts!
The combination of the sparkles and the rainbow of color makes these very summery!
Do not use my photos without crediting me, and if using this tutorial please link back!