- Hildie and Jo Silver Heart Beads (JoAnn)
- Black Czech Crystal Beads (Stash)
- Bead Landing "Fish Hook" Ear Wires
- Jump Rings and Head Pins
- Black Cardstock
- Black Organza Bags
I often buy supplies for my stash without having a specific project in mine. In this case, JoAnn was having a great sale on beads when I bought the silver heart beads I used in this project. Something like 70% off during one of their sales last year. So when I decided I wanted some Valentine's themed earrings...into my stash I went!
Since these beads were such a great deal on sale, of course I bought two sets! I chose the filigree design for my earrings. Since I wear clip-on earrings, I chose some floral charms (Shipwreck Beads) big enough to accommodate my clip earring backs.
To put things all together, I used some hammered silver links and jump rings I had on hand to connect the earring clips and the heart pins.
Connect the jump ring to the link and then using regular jump rings, attach the heart pins and floral sections.
If you're making clips, the first step is to glue the clip back to the base with a good drop of the Loctite Glue. I like this because it's thicker and doesn't run. Use clamps or clothespins to secure and let dry while you assemble the other pieces. If you're making pierced earrings, see below for when to attach the earwire.