For this episode of Bling It Thursday, I knew I wanted to work up a cute little pair of Valentine inspired earrings. I used the plastic canvas pattern from my Small Plastic Canvas Hearts, but used a smaller mesh. I have been envisioning a two other jewelry projects using small hearts just like these so stay tuned for those. Hearts galore!
– 1 Yard/36″ of Light Weight/Sport Weight Yarn – I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Sport Weight Yarn in Red.
– Small Pieces of 10-Count Clear Plastic Canvas
– #20 Tapestry Needle
– 2 Earrings Wires – I used the 20mm Stainless Steel Ear Wires from AliCsSupplyShop
– 42 6mm Jump Rings (21 per earring) – I used some by Darice from my local JoAnns
– Jewelry Pliers – I use two (one in each hand) but one will suffice.
I will caution you on using jump rings from your local craft store. I have found that they are pretty soft, and tend to open while jewelry piece is in wear. I recommend a stronger one like those from AliCsSupplyShop or CanterburyLane.
Also keep in mind the colors of the metals you are using if mixing types. For example, the stainless steel is a duller silver while the jump rings are a brighter silver. No one else noticed at all while wearing my earrings, but there is a slight color difference between these two.
It took me just over half an hour to complete the pair from cutting to stitching and assembling.
1″ Wide by 2.75″ in Length
If you need help with cutting or stitching, check out my Small Plastic Canvas Hearts post.
If you don’t like the way your carried yarn looks on the back of your finished piece, you can add a piece of felt, just make sure you don’t glue it too high as you will still want to get the jump rings through the holes in the corner. I didn’t, as I like the way it looks and it isn’t really visible to anyone.
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