After my amateur hour earrings I decided to adventure beyond super glue and studs. I picked out these black beads and gold links to make some simple dangles. I also bought a bunch of findings from JoAnne’s and a set of jewelry pliers. Who knew there were so many different kinds of pliers for jewelry making? Not me. I ended up putting little shipping tags on each pair to keep track of what they were for.  I also had no idea how to even properly open a jump ring. Thankfully after a few YouTube videos and lots of practice I got the basics  down. Well, at least enough to make these earrings!
earring findings

gold earring findings

different pliers for jewelry making

Far from perfect- but wearable! I had so much fun coming up with the design and struggling expirementing with the new tools and techniques. There is something very satisfying about learning a new skill, even if it takes a while. Can’t wait to make more!

DIY black and gold dangle earrings

 love and candy,

lindsay