A fun earring bail idea!

Hello friends! I love Sunday nights, the house is clean, backpacks are ready for school in the morning and so are the brand new band instruments my twins will be playing. There is nothing like the sweet sounds  of musicality coming from two enthusiastic children who have never had one lesson. Did you know how loud a saxophone is? Really, do you? In all honestly I cam very excited for them, my other daughter is playing flute and the teacher told her that her job over the weekend was to get it to make sound…well she scored an A+ on that task!  I played flute in 5th grade and I can see my mother’s curse came true, I have daughters who act just like me, twins even.

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Tonight I wanted to share a simple way to make bails for your jewelry that are both decorative and inexpensive. For these sea glass embedded resin earrings I needed a way to attach them to ear wires without being gaudy. The glue on bails I like for opaque pendants showed through the resin in a bad way so I needed to make something that is pretty if it is seen.  I took a 10″ piece of 20 gauge wire and made a spiral on one end to glue it to the bail and a simple loop on the other end to attach to an ear-wire.  The earrings below also had beads in the resin and I used a wrapped loop…a poorly done wrapped loop…I’m showing you this because I really think a simple loop is the way to go LOL!

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To help me make a decent spiral I inserted the end of the wire into the hole in one of my large wire jig pegs and pressed the peg to the jig white I wound the wire around. I saw this tutorial from beadaholique that explains it perfectly. I hope you have a lovely evening and til next time happy crafting!

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  1. Lovely earrings! Even better was the thought of your girls and their musical instruments! My younger son tested high on some music test in elementary school and earned the right to have lessons in school on a violin which the school provided (all free). I hardly ever saw that instrument, because it was locked in the teacher’s closet in the classroom. My son still passed each musical test…I never could figure out how! Just before the end of year concert he quit and I was not notified! Then in 7th grade he wanted to play the drums…boy did I make a mistake…I bought a snare drum set for him! I asked him to practice in the closet and close his bedroom door! Enough said!

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  2. Oh sooooo pretty Lindsay!!!!

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  3. Hi Lindsay, The first aid aisle of grocers usually has a cure for mothers whose children are in band or taking music lessons and who need to practice. They come in pink or blue, so fathers can have their own. Ear plugs, foam, come in sets of several in a package, washable, reusable, and provide devinely lovely peace and ‘quiet’ while allowing moms to hear enough without becoming overwhelmed by the learning process. THREE kids practicing at the same time could and will be a challenge. Best of luck! “:O)

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