Flower loom jewellery can be made of ribbon straw, yarn or a combination of both. It can be a simple and elegant as a pair of tiny earrings or as over the top as a necklace with a large flower for a pendant.
All of the flowers for this tutorial were made on a Studio Twelve Mini-Fleur loom
To make this style of earrings you will need
|To make the earrings with only one flower begin by opening up a jump ring and putting it through the top petal of your flower.
Close it, using your pliers.
|Thread on a second jump ring through the first and onto the earring finding.
If your earring finding has a hole that faces forwards instead of sideways (as it does on a shepherd’s hook finding), you can use any odd number of jump rings.
|To make dangly earrings simply add more flowers with an odd number of jump rings between.|
|If you want to make sure the stitching on the back of the earrings cannot be seen you can glue a circle of felt over the back.|
|Bracelets and necklaces
To make this style of bracelet and necklace you will need:
|The flowers are joined together using jump rings in the same way as the dangly earrings.|
|Finish the ends with a jump ring on one end|
|Add a lobster clasp on the other end by joining it to a petal with a jump ring|
To make a ring you will need a loomed flower and a scrap of shirring elastic.
|Thread the elastic through the back of the ring and tie a knot. It should fit snugly on your finger without being too tight.|
Copyright Sarah Bradberry, April 28th 2011. All rights reserved.