- 1 Yard/36" of Light Weight/Sport Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Sport Weight Yarn in Red.
- Small Pieces of 10-Count Clear Plastic Canvas
- #20 Tapestry Needle
- 2 Earrings Wires - I used the 20mm Stainless Steel Ear Wires from AliCsSupplyShop
- 42 6mm Jump Rings (21 per earring) - I used some by Darice from my local JoAnns
- Jewelry Pliers - I use two (one in each hand) but one will suffice.
I will caution you on using jump rings from your local craft store. I have found that they are pretty soft, and tend to open while jewelry piece is in wear. I recommend a stronger one like those from AliCsSupplyShop or CanterburyLane.
Also keep in mind the colors of the metals you are using if mixing types. For example, the stainless steel is a duller silver while the jump rings are a brighter silver. No one else noticed at all while wearing my earrings, but there is a slight color difference between these two.
It took me just over half an hour to complete the pair from cutting to stitching and assembling.
1" Wide by 2.75" in Length
If you need help with cutting or stitching, check out my Small Plastic Canvas Hearts post.
If you don't like the way your carried yarn looks on the back of your finished piece, you can add a piece of felt, just make sure you don't glue it too high as you will still want to get the jump rings through the holes in the corner. I didn't, as I like the way it looks and it isn't really visible to anyone.
To Open an Earring Wire Loop (or Jump Ring):
Grab one end of your earring wires with your round nose pliers - in this case, right side.
You will need to grab the other end with another pair of pliers or your fingers for leverage and stability - this case, left side (not shown).
Pull open the loops TOWARDS you, not side to side.
Close in the same manner.
If you are running low on yarn, change it on the yarn row before beginning the whipstitching.
9 holes wide by 8 holes tall
Cut Heart shape out.
Work the red slashes as continental stitches, and then whipstitch around after.
Pre-Assembly - Here's the basic layout.
Jump Rings will go into the farthest holes on the top row.
The holes are tight, so you may have to enter from the back to the front to get the jump rings into the canvas.
Begin linking the jump rings. You'll need to attach six to each side, as shown.
Grab your second heart, and attach one jump ring to each side,
as well as through the top jump ring from the first heart.
Be carefully not to twist your jump ring chain,
but it's an easy fix if it does get twisted.
Attach three more jump rings to each side.
Grab your final jump ring. Hook it to the jump ring on the right, the jump ring on the left, and put on your earring wire. Close.
Make sure the part of the earring wire that goes into your ear is facing away from you.
Make second pair.
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