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:
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
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
WAS IT WORTH IT?
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!