I love himmeli ornaments.
And in a smaller scale, they make a perfect jewelry piece!
I had in mind to make jewelry inspired by himmeli since this post last year... I guess better late than never!
DIY himmeli earrings - the supplies:
To be 100% honest: these are simply to make, but you need the right supplies.
I used three different kind of wires, because I wanted a thicker one that would work also as earring hook, which would have look more polished and minimal, but the thicker wire just doesn't work because adds too much bulk and I got few beads chipped.
So... I was almost ready to settle on a total craft fail, but I didn't want just to give up yet, and with the thinner wire, everything eventually worked out!
These supplies are the needs for one pair of earrings:
* 24 - Bugle Glass Bead, 20mm, Silver Lined, Crystal (each pack has plenty... 50 gr are about 250 beads)
* 30" - Sterling Silver Wire 26 Gauge (.016") Round Half Hard
(or if you want to use beads with different length : the length of your bead x 12 + legth x2)
* 2 - 925 Sterling Silver Ear Wire French Hook Earwires Coil Ball
* Round Nose Pliers
DIY himmeli earrings: the how-to // tutorial:
|bend the series of triangles that you have built until now, and place the wire with the single beads under the corner of the jhoin: this will shape the square center part of the himmeli.|
|place the last two beads into the wire, one into each side.|
|close the two last beads at an angle, placing one of the wires under the opposite corner, |
and twist them together.
|twist the two wires together|
|Use the round nose pliers to create a loop and wrap it around the base to secure it,|
cut the excess wire.
|open the loop of the hook earring wire and place the himmeli inside, and close the loop back.|