Saturday, February 4, 2017
DIY Valentine Heart Earrings Tutorial
Create your own stylish Valentine Themed dangle earrings using easy to find supplies like Swarovski Crystals, glass beads, eye pins, head pins and ear wires with this easy DIY tutorial. February is such a fun month and what better way to express the love I have for my family by making them some fun Valentine themed jewelry like this DIY Valentine Heart Earrings tutorial. I picked up most of my supplies at Michaels, since I had a 20% off my entire purchase coupon. The most expensive item I bought were the Swarovski Crystals (I bought two) which makes this a pretty affordable project.
Disclaimer: Always read the manufacturers directions and warnings to avoid being exposed to any products you could be allergic too. And use tools carefully, especially around children. I keep mine stored in a locked box so they can't get to them.
Silver Ear Wires
Silver eye pins
Silver head pins
Silver jump rings
2 Swarovski Crystals
2 Heart shaped glass beads
Assorted 2mm glass pearl beads
Round Nose Pliers
Long Nose Pliers
Gather your tools and supplies and place on fabric mat. The mat keeps your beads from rolling of your working space and onto the floor.
Take one of the eye pins and load a pearl bead, a heart shaped bead followed by a pearl bead.
Use the wire cutters to cut off the excess wire, making sure to leave at least a ¼ “ to make another loop. Using the long nose pliers make a 90 degree bend on the end of the eye pin. Use the round nose pliers to form a loop with the remaining bit of wire. Do this for the other eye pin.
Using a jump ring, attach these to the ear wires.
Take the head pin and load a Swarovski Crystals. Use the wire cutters to cut off the excess wire, making sure to leave at least a ¼ inch of wire to make another loop.
Then using the long nose pliers make a 90 degree bend on the end of the eye pin. Use the round nose pliers to form a loop with the remaining bit of wire. Do this for both head pins.
To finish, use the long nose pliers to attach the Swarovski Crystals dangles to the end of the earrings. Make sure to close the loop tightly so they don’t fall of the end of the earrings.