Introduction: Gem Clip Jewellery
I have tried to make a jewellery set using translucent (Colored and coated with plastic) gem clips.From a multi colored pack I have chosen 2 colors for this project. I have made a pair of earrings and a bracelet. By just changing the length, this technique can be used to make an anklet and neck piece as well.
Step 1: Materials Required
2.Round Nose plier. But I just used a cutting plier. Round nose plier is easier to bend the wires for beginners.
3.Clasps- Earring Hooks, Fastening clasp of your choice for bracelet.
Step 2: Open Up Pink Clips
I have used 2 colors of gem clips. The pink clips dominates the design and green clips to highlight.
I have made a scroll pattern out of the pink clips. This requires the clip to be opened up.
Open up the Pink clips and straighten the bends using flat nose plier. I have used 15 pink gem clips. So 15 of them have to be straightened.
Step 3: Scroll
Hold one tip of the wire with round nose plier and turn it around to form a circle. Now hold the circle tight with the flat nose plier and turn the wire around the circle using hand. Donot hold the wire too hard useing the plier, this might peel off the plastic coat. keep twisting the wire around the circle till its about 1 inch wire left.
Hold the other end of wire using round nose plier and twist it to form 1 circle. This is used as a hook to hold the other scroll.
Make 15 such scrolls using pink gem clips.
Step 4: Shaping Green Clips.
Green gem clips are shaped into 3 leaves pattern. Press the gem clip to join the 2 end points of the clip. This will give you 3 leaf patterns. 2 small ones and a big one. Using plier, twist the big leaf and move it to the center where the 2 ends meet. Pull the big leaf down to make it to the size of the small ones and with the remaining extended wire, make a hook. 2 of green clips are done this way. The third clip doesn't need a hook. So just twist the extended wire around the center.
Making a hook in this pattern is a little tricky. If you dont get it, just twist it around like the 3rd one. It can be stuck to the scroll using super glue.
Step 5: Connect Scroll With the Leaves
Insert the last circle of the scroll into the hook of the green clips and close it tight.
This is done for the 2 green clips with the hook.
For the 3rd one without the hook, Insert the hook of 3 scrolls into the 3 leaves resp.
Step 6: Attach Clasps
For the bracelet: The clasp has to be inserted into the last circle of the scroll. You will have 2 parts of the locking system. Each has to be connected to a scroll, that will come on either sides of the bracelet.
For the Earring: The earring hook has to be attached to the hook of the scroll.
Step 7: Connect the Scrolls
Connect 5 scrolls one direction. Make 2 sets with 5 scrolls each. This is for the bracelet. Connect 2 scrolls together. Make a pair of it. This is for the earring.
One scroll's hook is inserted into the last circle of the other scroll. This is how all the scrolls have to be connected.
Step 8: The Jewellery Set
Earring: The 2 scrolls that were attached to the green clips, have to be attached to the scroll with earring hook. Now the earring is ready.
Bracelet: The scroll with the clasp has to be attached to each side of the bracelet as the last scroll unit. Now the bracelet is ready. The bracelet length is 8.5inches.
Anklet: Its same as the bracelet. But it might need a length of 9.5 or 10inches.
Necklace: If you are planning to make a necklace with the pattern, it would need a length of 16inches.