Jewelry Tutorial: Simple Beaded Earrings

Hellooo! I figured my first tutorial should be something simple and easy, but 100% functional and wearable. So, I decided on one of the easiest pairs of earrings that I’ve ever made. And here they are:

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I’m going to take you step-by-step using photos and explaining in detail each part in the process. First, make sure you’ve got all of the materials needed.

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You’ll need three different types of jewelry pliers (these can be purchased at any craft store such as A.C. Moore or Michael’s, but if you’re a beginner, the ones at Wal-Mart will do just fine). You’ll need a pair of flat nose pliers, a pair of round nose pliers, and a pair of wire cutting pliers.

Next, the materials that the jewelry will be made out of (all supplies can be found at any of the previously stated stores):Image

Supplies:

  • Two hook earring findings
  • Two eye pin findings
  • Two bead separating findings
  • Two large beads (I used glass pearls)
  • Four seed beads

Step One:

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Thread one seed bead onto the eye pin finding.

Step Two:

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Thread your larger bead onto the eye pin finding.

Step Three:

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Thread bead separator onto eye pin finding (the round part should cup the bead before it as shown).

Step Four: 

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Thread another seed bead onto your eye pin finding.

Step Five:

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Using your flat nose pliers, bend the extending part of your eye pin to a 90 degree angle.

Step Six:

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Using your round nose pliers, wrap the eye pin around one end so that it forms a question mark shape.

Step Seven:

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Using your wire clipping pliers, clip the excess metal off (this should be right where the wire finishes forming the circular shape formed in step six).

Step Eight:

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Slide through into the circular end of the earring finding.

Step Nine:

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Close the opening on your eye pin.

Voila! Enjoy your new, hand-made earrings!Image

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Song of the Week 1/20/13 – 1/26/13

This week I would like to start it off with what in my opinion is the best band out there, the Red Hot Chili Peppers! A solid combination of every musical styling mixed through out their massive library of music. This song is called ” Victorian Machinery” it was released as the “B” side of their most recent album “Im With You” this is a great album to hear new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer settle in his new role and the band adapt to his interesting style. Whats your favorite RHCP song?

-Shane Gorson

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Laptop or Tablet??

Since tablets have come to the market the main question has been “Why would I need that”? Rightfully so! Why would you want a product that does the same thing your $1000 laptop already does?! Well, I took a gamble and bought an iPad, even though I already had a MacBook, which I was very pleased with.

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Let’s take a look at what laptops are best at: Productivity. If you need to bang out a 10 page paper for school that’s due in 4 hours i’d say a laptop is definitely you’re best bet. Laptops just make it easy to type a whole bunch of stuff in a short period of time. Also, it gives a much bigger picture, so it’s easier to see things as a whole. Now for the tablet side of things. Can you type with a tablet? Yes, yes you can. All tablets, whether Android, Apple, Windows or whatever you choose, have a on screen keyboard and most have full wireless QWERTY keyboard accessories. They just are not ideal for banging out big projects, like a paper, excel document or powerpoint, although they do have programs in which you can accomplish those tasks. What tablets are amazing for is if you want to switch between playing a game, to going on Facebook and Twitter, to looking through your photos, to watching a YouTube video, to controlling your tv, all while listening to music. Multi-tasking is where tablets really own. I’ve also noticed that tablets are WAY faster than your standard laptop.

It really comes down to what type of user you are. If you just want to sit down at night and surf the web, relieve some stress playing a game, listen to music, quickly browse photos, watch a few videos or just read a book then a tablet is definitely for you! If you are a business  person that works on big projects, uses different programs, are in meetings a lot, or just hate touch screens, then a laptop is definitely up your alley! If you are indecisive about which you like better, then you can take the route I took, buy both and enjoy the best of both worlds!

-K

Disappointing Start to the Philadelphia Flyers Season.

Hey all,

For those of you who dont know I am a huge Hockey fan. While my favorite team is The Philadelphia Flyers I am a huge fan of the sport and will watch any game that’s on. Lets breakdown the Flyers less than perfect start to the reduced 2013 season and my opinion on their situation.
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We opened up our season and home opener with a horrible period of Hockey against the Penguins, we were out skated, out shot, and down right outplayed. We let up 2 goals, one being a Power Play goal. Despite letting in 2 goals Bryz was the one positive of the period. While the flyers botched passes and gave away the puck Bryz remained solid and kept his ground during the Penguins onslaught and would remain strong for the rest of the game.

The Flyers came out in the ice in the 2nd with a different attitude and opened it up with a bang. Scott Hartnell shot a saucer pass to Claude Giroux who tipped it right under the pad of Fleury, scoring the 1st goal of the season and as the Flyers new found Captain. This Period would continue with a wide variety of chances generated by the Flyers, It was the best hockey the Flyers played that game.

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Both of these teams came out in the 3rd ready to play some hockey and they cancelled each other out. 3rd period was a back and forth battle where no team gave a clear advantage to the other. The Penguins being the faster team had an edge on 5v5 but the Flyers had their fair share of chances on the Power Play, But as the clock ran out of time we find the Flyers walking away with a 3-1 loss with the Penguins gaining an empty net goal.

The Flyers had no luck the next day as they marched into Buffalo to take on the Sabers. With 2 goals wrongfully stolen from them by horrible calls the Flyers were unable to rebound, Claude Giroux picks up his 2nd goal of the season in a 5-2 loss against the Buffalo Sabers.

Many will argue that the Buffalo game was stole by the refs and I will be the 1st one to agree with them but did the Flyers deserve to win? Horrible non calls and 2 goals called back defiantly takes a number on a team but the Flyers for both games have in my opinion been playing uninspired hockey. There is a key piece missing from the flyers so far. The team is not playing smart hockey at all. Horrible passing, awful positioning and Dreadful breakouts are killing the Flyers on top of the failing power play.

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While there are a lot of negative mojo about the Flyers right now, there are still some positives we can take out of these games and the future of flyers hockey. Claude Giroux has 2 goals in 2 games and is looking as good as he can, If he can continue to play like this it will be a sign of an amazing year for both Giroux and the Flyers. Giroux is not the only stand out player for the Flyers though, Mr. Universe himself is finding a groove early in the season, Bryz has been solid these to games making a couple of amazing saves. This Bryz we are seeing is building a sense of stability in net we have not seen in Philly in a very long time. Is there room for improvement? Always, I would have loved to see him stop that breakaway shot by Vanek but a with the way Bryz is playing we have a shot of winning every game. Another player that greatly impressed me in the Buffalo game was Flyers 1st round pick, 18 year old Scott Laughton. I expect his ice time to continue to grow and the season progresses. He has a couple of plays that really stuck out and made an impression. Scott Laughton has a lot to learn in his 5 game tryout. But a another possible star for the Flyers is in the works.

-Shane Gorson

Hello Brenna!

Hey, there! My name’s Brenda!

Anything run by two or more men should always, ALWAYS, have a touch of the feminine mixed in if you ask me. Otherwise, the testosterone just gets a liiittle overbearing. And so, here I am! Saving blogs from male domination one post at a time.

I’m a twenty-year-old, independent production worker in a warehouse. While I’m at work, I’m fixing machinery, making sure my co-workers are doing their jobs, keeping up with the line, and dealing with some not-so-pleasant issues daily. Did I mention that I work Mondays through Fridays (and occasionally Saturdays) from 4 or 6 p.m. doing 8-16 hour shifts? Needless to say, I’m a hard-working gal. But, my work uniform is always traded out for dresses and heels and ever-changing make-up routines. I can get as tom-boyish as they come, but love being a girly girl the most.

I’ve been an artist since I was in the fifth grade (about 10-years-old). I started out just doing simple drawings in graphite, but through my years of advanced art, crafts, and graphics classes, I’ve dipped my hands into basically every form of fine art there is. Everything from drawing, painting, sculpting, metal work, carving, fashion design, jewelry etc. and the list goes on and on. And all of those things are what my posts will be about. The how, why, the inspiration and technique, and everything in between.

Can’t wait to get started! Until then!

-BrennaImage

About Shane

Hey guys!

I am Shane, I am 19 years old and i am currently working in Elmer NJ as a drafts person for a solar company. I also am a music enthusiast and play Bass in a couple bands. I enjoy all kinds of music but my favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers and a split tie between Tool and A Perfect Circle. I also like sports (Hockey is my stuff!) video games and a bunch of other random stuff. I hope to be posting music I am really enjoying and bands that I feel deserves some credit! I will also refrain from shameless self promotion of my band beings Kevin will get super pissed at me if i don’t  also to a bit of posting on video games and other current issues! While Kevin and I new to this blog we hope to cover a wide verity of topic from music from sports to just random rants! So I hope you all enjoy this blog as much as we will!

My other methods of Social media!

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/shane.gorson

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Twitter : @shanegorson

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About Kevin

Hey! 

I’m Kevin. I’m 21 and currently reside in Woodstown NJ. I work at 93.3 WMMR, a radio station in Philadelphia PA. I’m also a drummer. I enjoy recording bands in my studio, video editing, photography, playing video games and hanging out with friends. I’m a proud owner of a Chinchilla, his name is Myles. I hope to have a large variety of things for you to look forward to in my blogs. I’ll be posting alot of videos for your enjoyment, some serious some not. I’ll also be posting some of my photography among many other things. I’m really into gadgets, so you’ll find me posting reviews of new things i’m testing out. I’m a Apple fanatic and own a number of Apple products, no I will not argue platforms with you, but, I will give you my opinions! I like to meet lots of new people so feel free to contact me on my Twitter: ikevinreardoni Also feel free to follow me on Instagram: ikevinreardoni ….are you noticing a pattern yet? haha. I post frequently, so get ahold of me! 

Twitter: ikevinreardoni

Instagram: ikevinreardoni

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kevinreardon

-K 

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