Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you’ll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
This weeks winner is Heather Cote of Azure Island Beads. Congratulations!
You have won one of Jangles Holiday Beads from the studio of Jennifer Heynen.
Send Jennifer an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.
As we are doing the sprint into Christmas, I wanted to give you ideas for quick earrings. Since I mostly make buttons, I wanted to show 5 Button earrings you can make in under 5 minutes. It is possible. I am into simple.
Locate your supplies, you need: buttons, jump rings, charms and earwires.
Pair number One is made using beading hoops and layering the Lady Bug buttons over the Leaf Buttons.
Pair number Two. These are charms I use for stitch markers. I attached the enamel charm and ceramic charm to the earwires. I like that they aren’t exact matches.
Pair number Three. My favorite and my daughter’s favorite. She asked to wear them before I had photographed them. Use a jump ring that is large enough to through the first button hole and close. I put the jumpring through the charm and the Tie Dye Button hole, attach to the earwires.
Pair number Four. I used two jumprings per anodized aluminum washers, attached one jumpring to the earwire and the other to the Layered Bead Button. Very swanky!
Pair number Five. Twisted jumprings are used in each of the two button holes. One attaches to the earwires and the other to charms that hang off the bottom of the Dot Buttons.
Very quick and easy. Great for when you need a gift fast. I have had a guest show up and I did the “uh-oh” I don’t have a gift. I am out in my studio frantically making earrings or ornaments while my husband entertains.
Just keep smiling!
My question this week is:
What last minute gift have you had to create?
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You can win your own set of Lady Bug Buttons, so you can create your own earrings.
I have a very hard time dealing with the holidays. I’ll be standing over here with the fake grin pretending “It’s the most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
I wish you warmth, happiness and your best coping mechanism…pajamas and a glass of wine.
I got a new camera…I’m trying hard to improve my photography!