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DIY Heart Earrings

Posted by Boatemaa Appiah Menkah Oxfam Fashion blogger

6th Aug 2013

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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
Earring backs
Wire Cutters
Round nosed pliers
Nail file

STEP ONE
Cut yourself a length of wire, at about 20 - 25cm then cut it into halves


STEP TWO

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.

STEP THREE

Again, use your pliers to create another bend, this one slightly wider, to create the base of the heart. 

STEP FOUR
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


STEP FIVE

Cut of the short excess wire


STEP SIX

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.

STEP SEVEN

You will be left with long a long earring, which you can cut down to the appropriate size.



STEP EIGHT

File down the rough edge with the nail file, so it's rounded and comfortable to put through your ears. 



STEP NINE

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...

Blog post written by Boatemaa Appiah Menkah

Oxfam Fashion blogger

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