I wanted to share a really quick, easy, cheap DIY Craft project to day. I love saving money and jewelry supplies can add up.
So, one day I was in the craft store and this friendly lady saw me buying wire, we start talking about how expensive crafting wire can be, and she commented on how she uses paper clips to make earrings eye pins. She said all she does is open the paper clip, cuts it in the center to create two pieces , make loops at one end of one of the paperclip wires, adds beads and finally make a loop on the other end and attached earring hook .
Well you know I had to tried. I had great success with her helpful suggestion . The wire from the paper clip is ridged and paperclips are supper cheap ( you get like 100 of them for less than a dollar). You can select whatever beads you want, I used glass. I want to show you how easy it is to create beautiful earrings on the cheap.
Let's Start :)
Here the supplies you need
1 regular sized Paper Clip
6-8 beads ( I used glass beads and 4-6 small glass seed beads)
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
2 Earring Hooks
1) Take your paper clip and Open, and straighten it as much as you can flatten piece of wire. It's okay if the wire isn't fully straight. The beads will cover the bend parts of the wire.
2) Now eye ball the center of the wire and cut in half.
3) Grab one piece of your wire and on one end create a loop with your round nose pliers. You so this by opening you pliers and placing the wire between the pliers and rolling it to one side until you form a loop. I like to create a medium sized loop so I go about half way down my round nose pliers. Straighten the loop of the stem. Now repeat with the second piece of wire.
4) Add your beads to your handmade eye pins (wow you:) and make a loop at the other open end (The end without the loop).
5) Now it's time to add your Earring hooks. Grabbed you beaded links( or the beaded eye pins you just created), open the loop of the end you want your earring hooks on and attach the earring hooks.
I do this by twisting the loop up/open and slipping on the earring hooking. I then close the loop by twisting the loop back/down.
( I hope that sense, if not I can make you a video)