How to make wire and rhinestone earrings
Dare to be captivating at your next party! These do it yourself earrings are fresh and simple to make and add a boldness to your look.
For this project I used:
12 gauge black wire
Needle nose jewelry pliers
2 Ear wires
2 16ss Fuchsia rhinestones
2 30ss Fuchsia rhinestones
2- 4 mm jump rings
2-8 mm jump rings
Cut a two pieces of wire 4.5 inches long. Carefully bend the pieces into ‘S’ shapes using jewelry needle nose pliers.
Jewelry makers will use a steel bench block for hammering wires to flatten them which I do not have. I used a DIY hack which worked for my purpose. I took 2 hammers, using the head of one as the bench block on which I gently hammered the wire to flatten it.
Attach the 8 mm jump ring to the flattened wire. Then use the 4 mm jump ring to attach the larger jump ring to the ear wires.
Place a small drop of E6000 in the center of the top swirl. Using a wax tipped tool or tweezers, pick up a 16ss Fuchsia rhinestone and place it into the glue drop, gently pressing down. Repeat the process for the other earring. Place a drop of E6000 in the lower swirl and place a 30ss Fuchsia rhinestone in the glue, gently pressing down. Repeat for the other earring. Let dry flat for 24 hours.
Bold, yet feminine and easy to make, do it yourself jewelry adds your own special touch of uniqueness to your style.
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