These little maple leaf charms have special memories and I think they’re really pretty, but I’ve never been thrilled with the earrings… until now.
(You’ll have to check out the video for the “before,” as I forgot to take a pic before getting started.)
Just adding a couple small bead accents and new ear wires makes them into something wonderful that I love to wear!
Do you have any jewelry that’s been languishing sad and unworn, but you can’t bear to part with it? Try this technique to make it into something new and special. (I’d love to see pics of your before and afters.)
- two enameled leaf charms
- two bicone beads to coordinate with charms
- four seed beads
- two ear wires
- two eye pins
- round nose pliers
- chain nose pliers
- wire cutters
- Slide a seed bead, a bicone bead, and another seed bead onto an eye pin. Grasp wire where it comes out of second seed bead with tips of chain nose pliers. Bend wire at a 90-degree angle. Grasp bend of angle with tips of round nose pliers. Form as much of a loop as possible. Reposition round nose pliers and complete loop. Use wire cutters to cut excess wire where wires cross. Use flat part of chain nose pliers to flatten and straighten loop.
- Open ear wire; insert one loop of bead dangle just made. Close loop. Open remaining loop of bead dangle and insert charm. Close loop.
- Repeat for second earring.