Quick Holiday Gifts
by Judy Ellis
As Christmas draws closer, we begin the last minute scramble for gift ideas. Today I thought that I'd share a few of our quick pattern tips. Hopefully, it will help you finish up a few of your projects - or perhaps, start a few new ones! Enjoy!

Instructions
Pearl and Black Onyx Necklace

One way to create bead and wire necklaces is to make a series of beaded wire segments, adding from 1 to 3 inches of chain between them. This example has been finished with a favorite toggle clasp.

Skill Level: Beginner/All

Materials

  • Black Onyx Gemstone beads
  • Pearls
  • Jewelry Chain
  • Toggle Clasp
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    Chain Drop Earrings

    For quick and attractive earring designs, attach some unusual chain segments to a pair of ready-made ear wires and add a headpin charm, or not! The results can be stunning, (and sell well too).

    Skill Level: Beginner/All

    Materials

  • Jewelry Chain
  • Beads of Choice
  • Earring findings
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    Finished Ribbon

    A great alternative to a chain is to simply 'finish' a ribbon! In this example an 18-inch length of organza ribbon was looped at each end.

    A lobster claw clasp with an attached jump ring was threaded onto one loop and a large jump ring with a one-inch chain segment onto the other end.

    Using 20g half-round, half-hard wire, the ends were then wrapped onto the main ribbons' length.

    A sparkling, headpin charm was attached to the end of the chain segment, giving the final touch.

    What a nice way to present pendants for that special occasion such as a wedding or a prom!

    Skill Level: Beginner/All

    Materials

  • Ribbon of Choice
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Jewelry Chain
  • Lobster Claw Clasp
  • Jump Rings
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    Bent Wire Earrings

    What a cool idea! Create them by using 21g round, half-hard wire, (in your choice of length from 3 to 4-inches, or even longer); use round-nose pliers to make a loop in one end and then bend the wire slightly off-center.

    Add a headpin drop to the loop and file the opposite end smooth. Simple, easy and very contemporary!

    Skill Level: Beginner/All

    Materials

  • Beads of Choice
  • 21 gauge wire
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Head pins
  • Materials

    Matte Onyx 10mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
    A1-282
    • Lesson Quantity: 36.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
    • Price: $8.07
    • Gold Club Price: $6.05
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    8-10mm Large Hole (1.2mm) White Double Shine Fresh Water Pearls - Pack of 20
    A8-03
    • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $18.97
    • Gold Club Price: $14.23
    Out of Stock
    Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp 14 mm - Pack of 1
    K3-157
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $6.28
    • Gold Club Price: $4.71
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    Sterling Silver Hook Earwire Glitter 19mm - Pack of 2
    K19-87
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $2.28
    • Gold Club Price: $1.71
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    Sterling Silver Chain (Oxidized) Dia. Cut Round Cable 16mm - 10 Feet
    C8-128U
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $103.37
    • Gold Club Price: $77.53
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    Sterling Silver Chain (Oxidized) Dia. Cut Round Cable 9mm - 10 Feet
    C8-129U
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $114.80
    • Gold Club Price: $86.10
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    4mm Topaz 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
    A13-65A
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $1.97
    • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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    6mm Light Siam 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
    A13-121B
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $2.97
    • Gold Club Price: $2.23
    Out of Stock
    Blue Goldstone 8mm Faceted Rondelle Beads - 8 Inch Strand
    A1-78
    • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $12.67
    • Gold Club Price: $9.50
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    20 Gauge Round Full Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
    H4-20FH
    • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
    • Price: $34.67
    • Gold Club Price: $26.00
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    Gold Filled Chain Cable Flat 1.3mm - 18 inches - Pack of 1
    C4-131F
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $8.86
    • Gold Club Price: $6.65
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    Gold Filled Lobster w/Ring 11 x 4 mm - Pack of 1
    J3-80
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $3.88
    • Gold Club Price: $2.91
    Out of Stock
    Gold Filled Jump Ring Closed (.035) 19ga. 7mm - Pack of 10
    J11-169
    • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $14.22
    • Gold Club Price: $10.67
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    4mm Crystal 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
    A13-53A
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $1.57
    • Gold Club Price: $1.18
    Out of Stock
    8mm Crystal 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
    A13-53C
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $2.57
    • Gold Club Price: $1.93
    Out of Stock
    Gold Filled Bead Corrugated Oval 3x5mm - Pack of 2
    J9-308
    • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $3.88
    • Gold Club Price: $2.91
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    21 Gauge Round Half Hard 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
    H10-21H
    • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 inches
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
    • Price: $4.12
    • Gold Club Price: $3.09
    Out of Stock
    Gold Filled Saucer Beads Corrugated 2mm - Pack of 5
    J9-364
    • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $7.56
    • Gold Club Price: $5.67
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    10mm Foil Round Purple/White Gold, Size 10mm
    A3-216
    • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
    • Price: $2.57
    • Gold Club Price: $1.93
    Out of Stock
    4mm Crystal Aurore Boreale 5000 Round Swarovski Beads - Pack of 12
    A13-75
    • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $3.97
    • Gold Club Price: $2.98
    Out of Stock
    Silver Filled Headpins 22GA 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
    S8-11
    • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $2.52
    • Gold Club Price: $1.89
    Out of Stock
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    Tools

    WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
    G15-20
    • G15-20
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $170.72
    • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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    • Category: Classic
    • Technique(s): Lashing, Making Findings, Making Spirals, Wrapping, Weaving, Beading, Stringing