I’m back today with my favorite type of post – a tutorial! And with a much asked for earring – another style of jhumka. Last year in July I posted my first jhumka earring tutorial. For that one I created my own twist on the design with the top part of it. I have since had many requests for further design styles. So they are coming! Some will be basic ones that I’ve seen all over, but I still get requests, so I’ll show how to do it. I’m also planning some more unique twists to make my own jhumka styles.
For today, I’m sharing how to place your jhumka onto a headpin along with some fun beads and a bead cap.
I used all 1/8″ (3mm) width paper for this project, but you can use any width you’d like (it will look a little different with different widths).
Supplies You Need (for one pair of earrings):
- 6 strips of paper 24″ long (I used aqua color)
- glue (My favorite is PPA which you can find here on Amazon)
- slotted quilling tool (here at Custom Quilling, or here on Amazon)
- 3D mini mold, optional (find it here at Custom Quilling, or here on Amazon)
- 2 eye pins (I used these from Panda Hall)
- 2 earring hooks (I used these from Panda Hall)
- 6 glass beads (I used these from Panda Hall)
- 2 bead caps (I used these from Panda Hall)
- wire cutter
- For a photo tutorial on how to create the rounded part of the earring, click HERE see my detailed first post on jhumka earrings. For that one I used 5 strips of paper for each earring. For this design I used only 3 for each, as I needed a smaller umbrella to fit with the bead cap that I had. You will glue the three strips together end to end, and roll it into a solid roll. Don’t roll too tightly as it will not mold easily into a 3D shape if it is too tight. Use your fingers, a small sphere object, or a mini moldto push your tight roll into a semi sphere. Spread glue on the inside of the 3D shape and let it dry.
- Now you need to put sealant on the semi sphere! There are many different sealants you can use. Click here to view all of my posts about particular sealants. For this pair I spread PPA matte on the outside of them. When it dries it is perfectly water resistant, and so matte that it preserves the original paper look. No shiny look for those who like the paper look! In this photo the pieces had already started to dry, but were not dry all the way yet.
- Once the base of your jhumkas are dry, it is time to assemble all of your materials. For this pair I used jewelry findings that were sent to me by Panda Hall for review. I had been wanting to try some bead caps and cute beads in some earring designs, so it was nice to receive these for review. So far the quality seems good, your average jewelry supply stuff. I’ll be using a few more different supplies from them in some upcoming designs.
- Time to assemble! There are multiple ways to add your jewelry findings to eye pins. For this design I used a jewelry pliers to open the eye pin, slipped on the earring hook, and closed up the eye pin. I then added 3 beads, the bead cap, and lastly the semi sphere. Check out THIS POST for a photo tutorial on how to use a head pin instead and to use jewelry pliers to create a loop at the top of it.
- When you put the findings on the eye pin this way, you need to close off the bottom somehow. There are many ways to do this. You could add a little bead and twist the wire around it for example. But what I did, for simplicity, was use a wire cutter to clip the extra length and then use a pliers to bend it. I then added a nice blob of PPA matte inside to keep it in place for a little extra security. If I were to do it again I’d leave a bit extra length so I could bend it into more of a circle on the inside instead of just bending it sideways.
- And you are done! Notice how the PPA matte didn’t mar the original paper look of these earrings at all. I don’t mind a nice shiny earring, in fact I quite like it, but I also love the unique look of paper itself. PPA matte
will give you this look and preserve your paper quilled earrings perfectly!
Have you made jhumka earrings with added beads and/or bead caps?
Do you have any specific jhumka styles that you want tutorials for? I have some in mind, but I am open to suggestions!
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*The earring hooks, eye pins, beads and bead caps used in this post were sent to me from Panda Hall. All opinions are my own. All other products and supplies in this post I purchased and/or made on my own.
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