DIY Jewelry: But First Coffee Earrings
I live for Iced Mochas. So when I found some coffee themed charms at JoAnn, it was a no brainer that I was getting them!
These instructions are the same for clip earrings or pierced with the only change being using an earwire instead of the clip bases.
- hildie & jo charms (JoAnn)
- Clip earring backs ( Michaels
- Clip earring "base" (eg something to cover the backs... had these in my stash)
- Jump rings (Michaels and Jo Ann)
- Connector Links (shown, gunmetal but I had bright silver in my stash)
- Jewelry Pliers
- Glue ( I use Loctite Gel Control Super Glue)
If you're making clips, the first step is to glue the clip back to the base with a good drop of the Loctite Glue. I like this because it's thicker and doesn't run. Use clamps or clothespins to secure and let dry while you assemble the other pieces. If you're making pierced earrings, see below for when to attach the earwire.
I chose to go with these two charms and make a par of asymmetrical earrings. The bolder jump rings on the right (also hildie & jo) I had in my stash and used to connect the larger connector links shown at the bottom. I used three connector links for each earring.
To connect the connector links, open one of the jump rings, thread all three onto it, close. Repeat for the other earring. Add another jump ring to each set of now joined links.
Repeat the same process to attach the charms.
If you're making pierced, at this point use one more jump ring to attach an earwire. For clip earrings, attach a jump ring to your completed clip base and use one more to attach the body of your earring.
This is an easy process to whip up a pair of earrings that can be worn with anything!
Closeup of how they look, on.
- Hildie & jo charms (JoAnn)
- Jump Rings (JoAnn, Michaels)
- Connector Links (JoAnn)
- Jewelry Pliers (On Hand)
- Loctite Gel Control Glue (Walmart)