DIY Heart Earrings
Boatemaa Appiah Menkah Oxfam Fashion blogger
6th Aug 2013
In this month's DIY post, boatemaa shows us how to make these super cute earrings which make a perfect homemade gift or ultimate Oxfam Fashion accessory.
YOU WILL NEED
Gold plated or silver plated wire
Round nosed pliers
Cut yourself a length of wire, at about 20 - 25cm then cut it into halves
Place your round nosed pliers about 3-4cm from the end of the wire. Bend the wire inwards, to form the first curve of the heart.
Again, use your pliers to create another bend, this one slightly wider, to create the base of the heart.
Then create another curve similar to the first, to make the other half of the heart. You should have a shape similar to a pretzel
Cut of the short excess wire
Now, bend over the last of the excess wire, as close to the area where the other piece of wire was cut short, to produce a more seamless looking shape. You can use your fingers, or pliers for this.
You will be left with long a long earring, which you can cut down to the appropriate size.
File down the rough edge with the nail file, so it's rounded and comfortable to put through your ears.
Make another earring, like the first, and add your earring backs.
Tip: One easy way to make the second earring look as similar to the first, is to use pliers trace it a closely as possible.
Your lovely new earrings are now complete and the perfect accessory to any outfit on the Oxfam Online Shop...