Thursday, February 4, 2016

Two Tiny Hearts Dangle Earrings - Free Plastic Canvas Pattern & Jewelry DIY

For this episode of Bling It Thursday, I knew I wanted to work up a cute little pair of Valentine inspired earrings. I used the plastic canvas pattern from my Small Plastic Canvas Hearts, but used a smaller mesh. I have been envisioning a two other jewelry projects using small hearts just like these so stay tuned for those. Hearts galore!

Materials:
     - 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.

Material Notes:
     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.

Time Spent:
     It took me just over half an hour to complete the pair from cutting to stitching and assembling.

Measurements:
     1" Wide by 2.75" in Length

Pattern Notes:
     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.

Pattern:
9 holes wide by 8 holes tall

Make 4.

Cut Heart shape out.

Work the red slashes as continental stitches, and then whipstitch around after.

Earring Tutorial:
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.

Please feel free to make and sell your own Two Tiny Hearts Dangle Earrings using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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     I will be adding some to my EyeLoveKnots Etsy shop, but feel free to send in your custom requests :)

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15 comments:

  1. Love the heart earrings. Great for Valentine's Day.

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    1. Thanks! This quickly became one of my favorites and wore them up through Valentine's evening.

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  2. These are totally adorable!! Might have to make a few pairs

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    1. Thanks! (I actually did...hehe) I would love to see yours if you get to them :)

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  3. After doing a cross stitch project for my valentines day project I have a completely new appreciation for your micro crochet projects.

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    1. I think my brain is baked (it's 42C here today - that's over 107F) I meant micro cross stitch!

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    2. Hehe. It definitely takes time and patience. I have really enjoyed challenging myself in designing quick and easy plastic canvas projects, as it's a beautiful technique but can really take a toll on you with larger projects.
      Did you blog about this project? I went back and looked through your older posts and found some greats but nothing that said cross stitch. I'd love to see it!

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  4. Super cute earrings! I love the hearts!

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  5. They are lovely and sure to get you noticed. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They definitely have been a big hit every time I wear them, and I love being able to say that I made them!

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  6. I have not done much cross stitch lately and this is just too cute to pass up
    -craftyone

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    1. And they don't take too long to work up! If you've had a chance to make some, I'd love to see!

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