A few weeks ago I was shopping for beads for several bracelets and came home with a few extra beads to make a pair of earrings. I found beads very similar to a favorite black pair that I wear often.
I’ve been meaning to put the earrings together but kept finding other things to do.
This morning I decided those (as yet unmade) earrings would look perfect with the outfit I was wearing. So after breakfast with a few extra minutes before I had to get going, I grabbed my pliers to put them together.
It was coming along just fine, I had the first large bead on a pin for each earring and I started making the loop at the top to attach the top portion when one of the pins came right through the bead. Dang!
A quick look at the clock and I dismantled the earrings and got a new pin for each large bead, adding a small bead at the end to keep the pin from coming through the hole. I assembled the beads on the top section and attached the loops on the top and bottom sections.
I hadn’t remembered to purchase new ear wires, but I just pulled a pair off other earring in my jewelry box. Next time I’m at a craft or bead store, I’ll buy a few pairs.
Some pretty beads and the right tools, in this case the round-nose pliers for bending the pins into loops, and I’ve got a new pair of earrings.
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