How to Make Zipper Earrings

Have you enjoyed the zipper posts this week? 

Click here for day 1 — Zippered Necklace

Click here for day 2 — Rolled Zipper Necklace

Click here for day 3 – Zipper Flowers

 

So we have a few zippers left over from this weeks projects.  How about some matching earrings?IMG_0204

Supplies:

4 zippers

4 large jump rings

2 small jump rings

10 headpins

10 paper beads or any other beads

10 spacer beads

round nose pliers

chain nose pliers

earring wires

super glue

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1. Gather your jeweler’s pliers and add some larger jump rings through the top of the zippers.IMG_0081 2.  Open up the jump ring and add an earring wire.

IMG_0082 3.  Now add your second zipper with a smaller jump ring.  You can leave them like this or add some bling to the bottom.

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4.  Put a small dab of glue under both of the zippers so that the zipper lies flat and doesn’t hang away from the other metal part.

IMG_0191 5. On your headpin thread a spacer and a bead.  I used extra small paper paper beads from Aubrey’s Beads.  They are so tiny and light.  I have no idea how the Philippino women can make beads this small.

 

IMG_0192 6.  I made a simple loop at the top and then opened the loop up and slid it on the bottom of the zipper and then closed the loop around the zipper.

IMG_0193 IMG_0194 7.  I added 5 paper beads onto each zipper.IMG_0196

Fun, unique and dangly!

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Comments

  1. The Homesteading Apartment says:

    Recently became a new follower and so glad I found your lovely blog (: I look forward to coming back for future posts!

    Such a creative project!

    Michele
    XOXO

  2. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says:

    So cute Beckie! I love the colors on those!!

    XOXO
    Jen

  3. beckie – only you could take 2 zipper pulls & some little bead thingies & make the most adorable earrings! & you did! i love them. i would wear them. i would buy them.

    happy 4th!

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