Jewelry Crafts

Fabric Heart Earrings

Fabric Heart Earrings

Check out how I made these sweetheart earrings from scrap fabric on Momtastic. Even if you don't like the earrings, you ought to go check out the uncomfortably close shot of my face.

Easy Button Earrings

Easy Button Earrings

Since I have a bunch of blank studs and buttons I figured the two would make a great marriage. So enters easy button earrings. It's also a fun and inexpensive way to create matching bridesmaids earrings.

Materials:

  • Buttons
  • Wire cutters
  • E6000 glue
  • Earring posts

I got these earring posts from Hobby Lobby before moving to London. I don't know where to find them here. In fact, I don't really know where to find any craft supplies here.

Steps:

  1. Remove the loops on the backs of the buttons with wire cutters.
  2. Lay the buttons face down and apply E6000 glue to the back of the buttons.
  3. Lay one flat head post on top of the glue.
  4. Let the glue dry for at least a few hours.

Making button earrings won't break the bank, so I think I might make a pair for every outfit. That might be overboard, but today is my birthday and I want to make a bunch!

The Real Deal: It cost less than $1.00 to make one pair of button earrings.

Go and be pretty – Sara

DIY Ring Base

DIY Ring Base

A lot of you have been asking where to get ring bases for the projects here and here. When I can't find them in local craft stores, I make my own adjustable ring bases. Wanna make some, too?

Materials:

  • Wire (between 18 and 20 gauge) – I bought this wire from JoAnn's in the jewelry making section. It comes in several colors.
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters

Cut a piece of wire 6 inches long. Fold one end over as shown above. Continue to fold the wire around, creating a spiral. The spiral will act as the base and needs to be large enough to accommodate the item you want to attach to the top if it. Once the spiral is complete, bend the remaining wire around a hi-liter. When the wire meets back at the spiral (step 3), bend and double back to the starting point (step 4). Cut the remaining wire off.

Once the base is made, use E3000 glue or a brad to attach a fabric flower, button, or other fanciful item to the top of the spiral.

The Real Deal: It costs less than $0.25 to make one ring base.

Elastic Fabric Flower Ring

Elastic Fabric Flower Ring

I've got a sweet giveaway coming up Friday that you don't want to miss!

Now, you already know how I love flowers and rings. With summer coming along I wanted to whip up a fabric flower elastic ring using scraps.

Materials:

  • Scrap fabric
  • Elastic
  • Hot glue and gun

Make this fabric flower and cut a piece of elastic a little larger than your finger size. Overlap the elastic and hot glue it together.

Hot glue the overlapped area to the back of the flower. Ta Da! Make one for all your summer dresses.

The Real Deal: I used scraps so it didn't cost me anything.

Fabric Flower Ring

Fabric Flower Ring

Ooooh….. let's make some fabric flower rings with no glue or thread.

Materials:

  • Scrap Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Brad
  • Metal ring base
  • Flame (to singe edges of fabric)
  • Pliers

Cut five circles of fabric and singe the edges. Like these projects here and here. Stack the circles, slice the center with scissors, and insert a brad through the slit.

Looking for more craft ideas with brads? Look here and here.

Flatten the brad. Using pliers, turn each end up.

Place the ring base between the folded ends of the brad. Fold the ends of the brad over the ring base.

The Real Deal: It costs less than $2.00 to make one of these rings.

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