I made the dangles and dots from a type of jewelry supply called a knot cover or bead tip. Have you ever seen them? They are a bit old fashioned these days. Like very small clam shells, they are used to hide the thread knots in classic strung jewelry.
There are several different styles. Some close sideways. Some close upways.
I smooshed the upways-closing type with pliers, to get a flattened double dangle:
Tres chic, no?
On this bird necklace, I used the sideways-clamping ones as very miniature round charms.
And they even come in fancy designs - just look at this adorable mini fish knot cover! It's so little.
I added them to earrings, for a tiny fishy finish!
Let's do a quick DIY for making these miniscule fish earrings:
Start with two knot covers, two earwires and two small jump rings.
Gently pinch a knot cover closed.
Roll the skinny 'tail' into a loop, using the very tips of round nose pliers.
Join fish and earwire together with a jump ring.
Wow. That is one tiny trout.
If you have two ears, repeat for a second earring. That's it!
Knot surprisingly, I am truly, madly, deeply in love with this trippy little hack. Still finding new ways to use it. Hope you enjoyed seeing what I'm up to!