They used to have their own flag/banner colours of Purple, White & Green and quite often would wear subtle little pieces of jewellery made in Suffrage colours which inspired me to make my own 'Suffragette tribute' earrings and I've written up a little tutorial for you.
Suffragette Tribute Earrings
Tools & Materials
8mm Glass Pearls (2 x purple, 2 x white, 2 x green), 6 x Eye Pins, 5mm Jump Rings, Earring Findings plus Round Nose, Chain Nose, Flat Nose & Cutter Pliers.
(all findings are gold plated)
Follow these steps...
|Make a small loop on the top of each pin with round nose pliers|
|Next, begin to coil up the pin with flat nose pliers|
|Coil it up right to the bottom of the bead|
|Do this on all the eye pins and separate out in to two groups (1 of each colour)|
|Connect the following numbers of jump rings together and connect to the bottom of an earring finding (as shown): 1 x 10, 1 x 7, 1 x 5|
|All you need to do now is add the wired beads to the jump ring 'chains' with purple on the longest (10 links) , then white (7 links), then green (5 links).|
|Earrings fit for a Suffragette?|
I am sure not too many people will realise why or what that particular cushion is for but I shall know and it will make me smile :-)