Jewelrymaking: Filigree Silver Heart Earrings
Hearts are perfect for Valentine's or any time! Make a pair of statement earrings featuring detailed silver heart beads.
I often buy supplies for my stash without having a specific project in mine. In this case, JoAnn was having a great sale on beads when I bought the silver heart beads I used in this project. Something like 70% off during one of their sales. Regular price is $10.99 ea. I made some earrings for Valentine's Day that can be worn all year round.
- Silver Heart Beads (JoAnn or Bead Stores)
- Head Pins and Jump Rings
- Black Crystal Beads
- Hammered Links (Bead Landing,Michaels)
- Floral Charms and Earring Backs for Clips
- Jewelry or Strong Bond Glue
Since these beads were such a great deal on sale, of course I bought two sets! I chose the filigree design for my earrings. Since I wear clip-on earrings, I chose some floral charms (Shipwreck Beads) big enough to accommodate my clip earring backs.
I like the Loctite Gel Superglue. It's low odor and holds as strong as jewelry glue. Put a little dab on the earring back and then position on the back of the floral charm. If you have pieced ears, skip this step and use a fish hook ear wire.
I love these little clamps I found at Dollar Tree which are the perfect size for small projects. I always clamp my glued earring backs to ensure the strongest bond.
Next, I grabbed a couple of pins from my supplies, along with some black Czech glass beads. I strung the black and heart beads on the pins and made a closed loop.
To put things all together, I used some hammered silver links and jump rings I had on hand to connect the earring clips and the heart pins.
Connect the jump ring to the link and then using regular jump rings, attach the heart pins and floral sections.
Come back to see what I did with the remaining beads!
- Hildie and Jo Silver Beads (JoAnn)
- Hammered Links (Michaels)
- Black Crystal Beads (Shipwreck Beads)
- Clip Earring Backs (Michaels)
- Floral Charms (Shipwreck Beads)
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