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Clean out a junk drawer to find the base for these upcycled earrings.
There’s something about keys that have so much appeal. For these earrings, the keys don’t even have to match. I selected some that had a little patina to them because I do love that wabi sabi look. To add femininity to them, resin flowers and glass pearls were also used.

Posted by CraftyHope from Silverhill, Alabama, United States • Published See CraftyHope's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of key earrings. Sweet Key Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Wipe/clean key. Seal any patina on the keys with a wax paste (like Renaissance Wax or Johnson’s floor wax paste). Allow the paste to cure.

  • How to make a pair of key earrings. Sweet Key Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a small drop of the E6000, adhere one flower to each key. Allow them to fully dry before handling.

  • How to make a pair of key earrings. Sweet Key Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Gather jewelry-making supplies: pearls, eye pins, ear wires, jump rings, and pliers (not pictured).

  • How to make a pair of key earrings. Sweet Key Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    String a pearl onto each of the eye pins. Bend, clip, and form a simple loop on the pins.

  • How to make a pair of key earrings. Sweet Key Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use the bent and flat nose pliers to twist open the jump rings.

  • How to make a pair of key earrings. Sweet Key Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Slide a pearl and a key onto each of the jump rings. Close the rings.

  • How to make a pair of key earrings. Sweet Key Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Twist open the loop on each of the ear wires and slide the loop at the top of the pearls onto them, making sure the flower on the key faces front. Close the loop and wear!

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