Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tiny Metal Coil Earrings

Today's tutorial: these sweet little earrings.




Made from inexpensive (cheep-cheep!) stretchy-coil bracelets like these.




In my last post, I showed you how to turn these coil bracelets into scribble necklaces...



Now learn the simple secret of the complementary earrings.




You can make them in five minutes or less - my favorite kind of project! Here comes the wildly easy DIY...



Each dangle consists of just two things.  1. a large jump ring, and 2. a little section of stretchy coil.  (Use wire cutters to snip the bracelet into sections.)  With your fingers, open the jump ring and slip the coil onto it.


If your jump ring is smaller than, oh, say, your pinky nail,  you may need the help of some jewelry pliers to keep a grip on things.



Close the jumpring.



The next step is a tiny detail, but very cool.  After closing the jumpring - spin it halfway around inside the coil, so the gap is completely hidden.


Finally, add an earring finding.



Dude.  That's the whole tutorial right there.  If you have two ears, repeat for a second earring.


Done!!!




Adorable.  So fast, so chic and soooo cheap!


Hope you enjoyed the DIY for these little bitty jewels.  Leave me a comment and let me know, why doncha?

Source note: Drat!  Just as I finished this post, my normal source for the rainbow bracelets sold out.  (If you spot some online, let me know!)  But you can find some other nice ones here, here and here.

 

13 comments:

  1. Terribly cute and so easy! These would make great birthday party crafts for my friend's daughters party! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love these as much as I loved the necklaces! On the lookout for the coils!

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  3. They're like swatch earrings!!!

    You're great, you know that?

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  4. How fun! I need to find some of these bracelets. I love this tutorial and the necklace one.
    ~Kelsy
    http://looseendscraftblog.com

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  5. Love it, thanks Michelle!!!!

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  6. Love them! Just when I was thinking "where does she get those cute bracelets," you so generously share your source. Fun, fun, fun.

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  7. I love these tiny earrings, and the Scribble necklaces! I really want to make several sets, but what size wire do I need for the necklace? Please help!

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    1. Hi, Robynne - check out my response in the comments for the scribble necklaces. I would have emailed you directly, but there's no contact info. Hope you read this!

      -Mich

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  8. Super cute earrings! Love them and the clear tutorial to make them! Thanks for that :)
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh yeah! Spinning them is definitely the trick..... You're so creative! I'll probably not wear the earrings and the necklace together, it might be overkill. I'm hanging on anyway!

    Sakura Yamamoto

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  10. I went looking for these at the dollar store...no luck! Hmmm...maybe a toy store?

    I have great visions...

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Why not leave me a little comment? It is great Karma - and every single one is my favorite comment EVER.