Guardian Faeries or Angels »
InstructionsThis is a cute quick little tutorial to make “Faerie” earrings or pendants. 'Dress' them up in holiday colors for Christmas, or in your favorite colors to wear year round. They make great earrings, pendants, and last minute gifts. They're even cute as a guardian Faerie (angel) charm hanging from the rear view car mirror, backpack or purse.
This is an easy beginner project – basic jewelry ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Cute, Whimsical, Holiday, Funky
Makes one Faerie (2) leaf, heart or teardrop shaped beads (feet) (2) 2 head-pins 24ga (ankles) (2) 2 eye-pins 24ga, and 1 3eye-pin 22 or 20ga (legs and body) (2) 30mm long bugle beads (leggins) 1 leafy bead cap (skirt) (2) 6mm crystal rondelles (waist and crown) 1 wings charm (by Terra Cast) 1 each 4, 6, and 10 or 12mm round beads or crystal. (neck, tummy, and head) 1 6mm Margarita crystal (top of the crown)
What was your inspiration?
Some of you know I spend a lot of time in my local bead shop Buttons, Bangles, and Beads. 2 days a week I actually work there. One of the perks is getting to play with beads to develop projects with materials in the shop. With the holiday season, everyone wants to make Christmas themed earrings, namely Angel earrings. This year I wanted to make something a little different than the normal Angel earrings. As I walked around the shop picking up product, these cute little Faeries came to life. I used holiday colors for most of them so they could be called Christmas Faeries, but any color/bead combination would be cute.