Sunday, January 29, 2012

Handmade Dice Earrings ~ Using Broken Hair Accessories

Handmade Dice Earrings
Items needed:

~Scrap dice beads from a broken elastic hair accessory (or any other scrap beads from broken items that are similar)

~jewelry tools (small pliers, and sets can be purchased at most craft stores, and in craft aisles of large department stores)

~jump rings and hook ear wires  (both silver or both gold).

~head pins to match jump rings and ear wires

1. Run the end of your head pin through the bead.  With wire cutters, snip off the pin, leaving enough to bend into a circle.  Slip on a jump ring before closing the pin end (to created a ring to hold the jump ring)

2. Slide your jump ring onto your ear wire if you have that type (lever back ear wires), or with pliers, pull the jump ring apart slightly and attach to the ear wire.  Close and tighten your jump ring again.

Enjoy your newly created earrings from something that would normally end up in the trash!

1 comment:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh, these are super cute. I bought a pair of earrings once that were made of pink guitar picks...and they had little fake pearls dangling from the bottom. They were my favorite pair of earrings, till the day I lost one..and now I can't wear them anymore :( :( Still, I love quirky, cute earrings like this ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)