Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Easy Felt Heart Earrings




It’s Wednesday and time for another easy and inexpensive craft project…

These earrings are easy to make, inexpensive and are very lightweight.  You can make them quickly so why not make a few sets to give away as gifts?  One sheet of white and red felt will make several pairs, or you can use scrap felt you already have on hand.

You will need:

Embossed red felt (you may substitute regular red felt if desired)

Stiffened white felt

Paper edgers in a tiny scallop design

Tiny hole punch or substitute a very sharp darning needle

Scissors

Cuticle scissors or decoupage scissors for fine trimming of the heart

Tacky Glue

Two sizes of jump rings, one a bit larger than the other

Fish hook ear wires

Needle nosed pliers

Paper, pencil, ruler




1.     Fold a piece of paper in half and on the fold, draw a half heart shape a little less than ¼” at the widest point. (See photo)  Cut out.  Small heart pattern made.



Refold the small heart pattern and re-place on the fold.  Using this pattern trace around a little bit larger.  Cut out.  Second heart pattern made. (See photo) 




3.     Open the smaller heart pattern and place onto the red embossed felt and trace around.  Cut out.  Repeat for two hearts.






4.     Using the larger heart pattern trace onto the stiffened white felt.  Cut out with small scalloped paper edgers.  Repeat for two hearts. 



5.     Using the cuticle scissors reposition the pattern back the red felt heart and using the pattern as a guide trim up any raw or uneven edges.  Repeat for other red felt heart. If you have cut it out neatly this step may not be necessary.



6.     Spread some tacky glue onto the back of the red felt heart and attach to the center of the white stiffened felt heart.  Repeat for second earring.



7.     Make a hole with a tiny hole punch or darning needle at the center of each heart.





8.     Using a needle nosed pliers, open the larger jump ring with a twisting motion and thread it into the hole you just made at the top center of the heart.  Close the jump ring twisting in the opposite direction.  Open the smaller jump ring in the same way.  Attach to the large jump ring adding the fish hook ear wire as well.  Make sure the ear wire is facing in the proper direction.  Twist it closed.  Repeat for other heart.


Note:  If you would like post type earrings, do not punch a hole in the center of the hearts and simply glue on post earring findings to the back of the hearts.

5 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent Crystal, thank-you! It must take you along time to do these posts!! Much appreciated!

Heather said...

oh these are so cute and perfect for valentine's day!!! you are so talented, thanks for sharing with us!

Lee said...

Cute! Sweet! Thanks for sharing this perfect for Valentine's Day project ;^)

jamberry_song said...

Aw, they are so cute! Thanks for sharing this fun and easy little tutorial! :D I definitely want to try making a pair!

ladyheart said...

Jewelry is a fascinating resource of spiritual development and sacred geometry symbols.
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