Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Free Project Idea - Be My Earrings for Valentine's Day

Be My Earrings
Designed by: Sara Oehler

On Jewel School this week Kim referred to this earrings several times, and I planned to show how to make them on air. Unfortunately, we ran out of time. So here are the instructions for those of you that were interested in making a pair. 

Materials:
  • Soft Flex® Trio - Be My Valentine (Spinel, Pink Rhodochrosite and Pink Tourmaline) - 20" each color
  • 3mm x 3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 4 crimps
  • Sterling Silver Heart Ear Wires - 1 pair
Tools:
  • Wire Cutters
  • Mighty Crimping Pliers
Instructions:
  1. Cut 4 five inch lengths of wire in each of the 3 colors. Arrange the wires into 4 piles containing 1 strand of each color. Choose 2 piles of wire and set the other 2 piles aside.
  2. Hold all 6 wire ends together and use them to string 1 crimp tube. Adjust the wires and crimp about 1 ½ inches from the end. Trim 5 of the 6 wires at the crimp.
  3. Bend 3 wires to the left and 3 wires to the right to create the heart shape. Use 3 of the wires to string 1 ear wire.
  4. Use all 6 wire ends and the uncut strand from Step 2 to string 1 crimp tube. Adjust the crimp so that there is about 2 ½ inches of wire on each side of the heart and the one strand in the middle is about 1 inch. Crimp the crimp tube and trim the excess wire.
  5. Repeat Steps 2-4 for a second earring.

Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog.  She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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