DIY - Cabochon Flower Earrings

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Following our floral theme of the month, today's tutorial is all about flowers. To make these Cabochon Flower Earrings, we have used cabochons which are flat backed stones mounted onto discs to give a pretty bohemian feel. If these flowers aren't your thing cabochons come in all different shapes and sizes some like these have patterns, others are resin shapes and some are simply plain - there is something for everyone. The best part of this tutorial is the simplicity, they take about 15 minutes to make but deciding on the color combinations takes a lot longer! We used a mix of semi-precious, resin and crystal beads to compliment the floral cabochons.

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Materials - Earring hooks, eye pins, head pins, 25 x 18mm cabochons, 25 x 18mm cabochon mounts (we got our cabochons and cabochon mounts from eBay), contrasting coloured beads, super glueDIY_Cabochon_flower_earrings_steps

Step 1. Glue your cabochons to the cabochon mounts and leave to dry

Step 2. Whilst your cabochons are drying prepare your stones. For the end bead thread your bead onto a head-pin and make a loop - see our Jewelry Making for Absolute Beginners for details. For the top bead thread bead onto a head pin  and make a loop to close.

Step 3. Fix your beads together and add your earring hook. You might need to twist the direction of the loops on the eye pin so that the earring falls in the right direction, Hayley our Introduction to Fashion Jewelry teacher shows you how on the course.

Step 4. Make more! If your base bead has an eye at the top rather than a channel running through attach to the cabochon using a 5mm jump  ring.

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So will you be making these pretty earrings? They are perfect practice for all you beginner jewelry makers and make ideal gifts for all your favorite people. If you make any of our DIY's make sure you share your makes with us.