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December 19, 2015

DIY GLITTER WREATH EARRINGS (DOD) | digupstuff (was digsart on eHow in 2008)

Hey y'all! I'm bringing back some of my old tuts! It was Christmas 2008, and I couldn't decide on what earrings I wanted to make to wear at our family gathering. I came up with the idea (yes, this is another DOD by yours truly!) to use some pipe cleaners and this is how they turned out. This is a very simple project (my own unique design!) to make and very cute to wear. Be careful, you just might have fun making this one.

Deluxe Wild Wire Jig (Tools, twist n curl, I used the narrow metal rod)
Large needle nose pliers (Tools)
Small needle nose pliers (Tools)
Round nose pliers (Tools)
Wire cutters (Tools)
Silver plated chain elongated cable (2mm, Beadalon)
Glitter fuzzy stix
Silver ear hooks
Silver split rings (6mm, Jewelry Essentials)
Silver wire (18 gage)

Step 1: Use your Deluxe Wild Wire Jig and the small narrow metal rod for this project.
Step 2: Put a glitter Fuzzy Stix in the jig.

Step 3: Twist it around to make a twisted worm like critter.

Step 4: When you get to the end, use your needle nose pliers to make the pointed end flat so that it doesn't stick out and poke you.
Step 5: Take your now twisted worm and turn it around on the jig.
Step 6: Twist the other end and flatten the end once again.
Step 7: Take needle nose pliers and bend in the ends of the Fuzzy Stix inside each end hole being careful not to close up the ends.

Step 8: See how long your piece is and cut off a piece of 18 gage silver wire just about a 1/4" longer.
Step 9: Take your 18 gage silver wire and stick it through one end and bend the piece in a wreath/round shape.
Step 10: There should be a little bit of wire sticking out each end.
Step 11: Use your round nose pliers and make a little loop on each end, turning it sideways when finished.

Step 12: Take a split ring and use your wire cutters to make two rings.
Step 13: Use your needle nose pliers (both of them) to open and close the chain rings and put them through the loops that you made (I used 3 links).

Step 14: Add your silver ear hook to the other end of the chain and you are finished!

STEP 15: Make another an you will have a pair! 

RESOURCES: digupstuff (was digsart on eHow in 2008)

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