You’re probably getting the gist of these jewelry projects here. Next up, charm earrings!

I chose a few different key charms at my local bead store, so I actually didn’t have two that were the same. But I thought that was kind of nice, having the slightly different keys. Although it could be like pairing fonts: if it’s too close but not exact, it’s just distracting. What do you think?

Here are a few shots of me modeling them. Gah, I wish I had a full time model I could cart out whenever I need something demonstrated on a body.

View of both at the same time:

One side:

Other side:

I’m very, very serious about my earrings in this one.

They were about as quick to make as the bangle bracelets and they could be really cute if you chose charms that you loved.


Less than 5 minutes


Super easy


Here’s where it gets tricky. I bought earring findings (the hooks that you attach the charms to) that were sterling, so they were much more pricey. You can get really cheap ones at Michaels and the like for less than $5.

  • key charms, $1.55 each
  • silver earring blanks, $15.95 for 12 or base metal blanks, $3.99 for 6
  • jump rings, $1.99 per pack

Total cost = from $9 to $20


These work better than the bangles since the earrings show the charms quite well. If you have a theme or charms that you really want to display, this is a great way to customize jewelry, so I say, yes!



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  • May 31, 2012, 1:57 am Amy in Australia

    Those are super cute! And you make a lovely model. :)

  • June 4, 2012, 3:20 pm Mary C. Nasser

    Very cute!
    I’ve actually been wanting to make my own earrings but didn’t know I could buy the jump rings and earring blanks. Did you get the jump rings at Michael’s also?
    And I love that the key charms are slightly different rather than identical!

    Wishing you all the best,
    Mary (from BYW 2.0)

    • June 4, 2012, 7:19 pm Beth

      Thanks for visiting, Mary! Yes, you can get the jump rings at Michaels, too. They only carry base metal ones, so if you want sterling silver or gold filled, you’ll need to look online or at a jewelry supply store.

      I’m super excited about BYW!