Have you ever purchased beads or charms just because you liked them, but without any idea what you were going to use them for?
Since I don’t have unlimited funds I try not to purchase things without at least an idea of what I’m going to do with them, but sometimes you just have to go for it and trust that the ideas will come later!
That’s what I did with these starfish beads. I purchase them at Michael’s, they come on a strand of 12 beads, four each in antique copper, antique gold and antique silver finish.
They would make a really cute dangly charm bracelet just by stringing them onto head pins with some other beads and hanging them all from a bracelet chain, but that seemed kind of obvious and I’ve made lots and lots of charm bracelets.
In today’s video I give you ideas for using many of your beads and charms in unique ways and I’ll also give you tips for making your earrings hang nicely and keep your charms facing the way you want them to.
Tools and Materials:
- 2 ear wires
- 2 charms or beads as your focal (such as these starfish)
- 3 bead caps
- 2 10 to 12 mm crackle beads
- 2 small spacer beads
- 2 6mm Swarovski crystal bicone beads (the ones I used were Crystal Red Magma)
- 4 eye pins
- 2 head pins
- Chain nose pliers
- One Step Looper
- Round nose pliers
- Screw punch, optional (will be needed if charm needs a second hole)
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Starfish Charm Earrings-Jewelry Design Tutorial video at YouTube.