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Make statement earrings with leftover beads, embellishments, and findings

Posted by swelldesigner from Fresno, California, United States • Published See swelldesigner's 5 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. J'adore Junk Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    On a flat surface lay out your wooden disk and various findings. Play around with shapes and combinations until desired collage look is achieved. At this point, I took a picture so that I could go back to this arrangement later.

  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. J'adore Junk Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay out your various findings and disk onto cardboard, laying flat.

  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. J'adore Junk Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Prepare area outside or in well ventilated area for spray painting. Following spray paint directions, apply several coats, letting dry in between each application. Make sure to also flip and paint other side as well. Don't overspray...this may cause puddling on your surfaces.

  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. J'adore Junk Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    At this point, I actually sprayed another coat or two of spray all over the piece. I then coated it with a shiny spray sealer.

  • How to make a pair of hardware earrings. J'adore Junk Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Open and close jump rings with pliers and add to capiz shells. Open and hook ear wires to each jump ring and close.

    Yay! You now have a really cool pair of earrings not just for Valentine's, but something to wear year round! Every pair is totally different and unique!

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Abby W.
Abby W. · St Louis, Missouri, US · 16 projects
So pretty! Love the colorful, steampunk feeling.
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Zahira K.
Zahira K. · Gosford, New South Wales, AU · 3 projects
I LOVE this! Awesome idea, I have so many random beads floating around! Thanks
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
Awesome. If this was done the right way, it could look very steampunk!! ;) ...wish id kept all my 'junk' beads now. lol
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Demonymphetamine
Demonymphetamine · Turmero, Aragua, VE · 49 projects
that heart looks so good!
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Juliet J.
Juliet J. · Cuneo, Piemonte, IT · 63 projects
These are really nice Happy @Penny: I thought the same thing! Because I have no holes XD
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
This is a wonderful idea! Unfortunately I am not able to wear earrings, my ears get infected badly and I have tried most different things out there. But this would be a great idea for a necklace! Happy
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