Feb 01 2013

Craft Tutorial: Charms for Earrings Upcycle

Craft Tutorial: Charms for Earrings Upcycle

Happy February, everyone! I know, I don’t know how we ended up welcoming February so soon after the New Year (or so I feel)…

Anyways, today’s tutorial is all about upcycling earrings – if you have stud-type earrings that you got bored of, why not give it a new life? I’ve done earrings upcycle tutorial before which added charms on butterfly catches (as a matter of fact, my very first tutorial on SGT!), but this time I’m adding charms on the main earrings themselves. Yes, it’s as easy as it sounds!

What you’ll need:

Craft Tutorial: Charms for Earrings Upcycle tool
  • a pair of stud earrings
  • chains
  • jump rings / beading wire
  • beads
  • (not in the photo) round and flat-nose pliers, and wire cutters

Instructions:

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1) Add jump rings to your beads. If you are using drop-shape beads (like mine), add beading wires to make wrapped loops. For step-by-step instruction for making wrapped loops, please read step7-10 of this tutorial.

2) Add chains and jump rings to the beads.

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3) Simply add the beaded chains to the earrings, and you’re done!

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Eye-wateringly easy, and these charms are going to be my wardrobe saviour :)

Craft Tutorial: Charms for Earrings Upcycle blue
Craft Tutorial: Charms for Earrings Upcycle green

With, or without charms. With one, or with two charms. So many possibilities! Don’t we just love choices (I know I do!)?

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Oh, and this is how I store my charms – safety pins. This way I could just hung them with the rest of my earring collections :)

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and have a lovely weekend!

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6 Commnents to “Craft Tutorial: Charms for Earrings Upcycle”

  1. Thank you for the compliment, and for posting the tutorial on your blog, truebluemeandyou!

  2. Such a good idea with so many possibilities – the best type of DIY. I posted two finished photos and a link back to you.

  3. Awww, thanks Bev! I can imagine you making amazingly cute charms :D

  4. Well how clever are you?! I love this! I never wear studs anymore but now I might have to unearth some of my old sets and make some charms! Those are tooo cute!

  5. Yay! Hope you enjoy making these charms :)

  6. i have just remembered that i i have
    some beeds like these you use!
    lovely tutorial!

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