March 26, 2012

DIY Bracelet: Not Your Grandma's Clip-ons


Supplies & Tools Needed
  • 4-5 Clip-on Earrings (this depends on the size of the earring)
  • Tape
  • Filigree Fancy Flowers 26x20 (I ordered these from www.HCSupplies.Etsy.com)
  • Jump Rings (used to connect the filigree backed clip-ons to each other)
  • Eye Pins (just in case you need to add length to your bracelet)
  • Mod Podge (strong glue that dries clear)
  • Paint Brush (used to brush on the Mod Podge)
  • Pliers – Round Nose & Sharp Tip (to wire wrap additional beads if you want to add length)
  • Wire Cutters (to remove the back of the clip-on earring)
  • Lobster Claw Clasp (you know!)

Step-by-step:
1.       Using wire cutters, remove the clip-on clasp from the back of each earring.


2.       Mod Podge (aka glue) the Fancy Filigree Flowers to the back of the clip-on earrings (a paint brush will do the job).

3.       Use tape to affix the filigree to the back of the clip-on & let dry overnight. This holds everything in place.  

4.       The next day, remove the tape & add more Mod Podge as a final measure to make sure things stay in place…improves durability from wearing your fabulous bracelet Again, let dry overnight.



5.       Use jump rings to connect the clip-on earrings to each other. Note, the filigree has small holes on each end so you can insert the ring.  Your bracelet is now coming into view!

6.       Measure your bracelet by placing it around your wrist - Is your bracelet long enough?
 
YES - attach your lobster claw clasp to one end & a final jump ring to the other end…Your bracelet is ready complete & ready to wear!
                                                            
NO - consider adding an additional clip-on earring to add length OR attach a bead or two with eye-pins, depending on size, to each end to increase the length. Then, follow the directions in step “YES”.


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