Friday, February 20, 2015

DIY Dangle Heart Earrings

After completing my Small Plastic Canvas Hearts tutorial yesterday, I decided to put together some dangle earrings using the red heart cut outs. 

I LOVE these earrings! They've been worn for two days straight and are wonderful! They are lightweight, and I received MANY compliments! Can't wait to make them in various colors!

Make sure to tune back in tomorrow as I have one more dangle earring project for you using these blank colored plastic canvas hearts!

     - Small Amount of Colored 7 Mesh Plastic Canvas - I used Christmas Red 
     - 14 8mm 18 Gauge Jumps Rings - I used the Gold Tone from CanterburyLane on Etsy
     - 2 Earrings Hooks - I used Gold Tone Fish Hooks by Darice (JoAnns)
     - 2 Round Nose Pliers
     - 2 Earring Backs - I like to use the rubber ones

Material Notes:
     I have it on my list to get some other colored canvas to try this with. Hobby Lobby has quite a large variety. You could also use some clear canvas and stitch it, in place of using blank colored canvas. I have a tutorial on cutting and stitching these Small Little Plastic Canvas Hearts.

     I love using the professional grade, heavy jump rings from Canterbury Lane. If using a generic jump ring purchased from your local craft store, you may want to use two jumps in place of a single one for extra support.

     Because the jump rings that I use are too strong to open with my fingers and to use of one pair of pliers, I have to use one to hold the jump ring and one to twist open the jump ring. If using a generic jump ring, one pair of pliers will suffice.

Time Spent:
     I was able to complete this pair of earrings in less than 30 minutes.

     The small hearts measure 1.5" wide, and dangle 2".

DIY Notes:
Opening a Jump Ring:
You open the jump ring towards you, not side to side.
You close it the same way.

Here is the pattern for the plastic canvas cut out.
If you need assistance cutting or stitching the heart (if you go that route),
visit my Small Plastic Canvas Hearts tutorial!
Start by linking your jump rings to the top, farthest hole on the canvas.
You will need to attach three to each side, as shown.
Open one jump ring and grab the last jump ring on the right side...
And also grab the last jump ring on the left side...
And string on the link of your earring hook.
Make sure the part of the earring that goes into your ear,
is facing away from you.
Repeat for the other earring,
and you have an adorable set of Dangle Heart Earrings!
Make sure to tune back in tomorrow as I have one more dangle earring project for you using these blank colored plastic canvas hearts!
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If you make a pair for yourself, I would LOVE if share on EyeLoveKnots's Facebook page!

Interested in Purchasing Your Own Set of Dangle Heart Earrings?
I will be adding these to my EyeLoveKnots Etsy shop, along with other blank colored canvas hearts and with stitched hearts as well. Feel free to send in your custom requests!
If you need something hypoallergenic, just send me a message! I would glad to change the colors from the gold tone to an antique silver with surgical steel earring wires.

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  1. Jewelry making always seems so complicated to me, but you make it look easy! :) Cute...I may try this!

    1. This one is very easy! And a great accessory any day of the week! Thanks for visiting Kim

  2. Fabulous idea, plastic canvas could be used for lots of fun summer jewelry! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

    1. It's lots of fun and different. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to drop me a line :)