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Honey Bee Earrings | Mini-Make Monday

I hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine we’re having at the moment! It feels like Summer is finally here 🙂 I spent a few hours on my allotment at the weekend and relaxed in the sun, watching the bees buzzing around the flowers. My project this week is inspired by the honey bee and I’ve used the use new bee charms with sparkly Swarovski faceted round beads, to make a pair of earrings for Summer. What’s your favourite thing about Summer? Tell me in the comments below!

Project Materials

2x Gold Plated Zamak Bee Charm 22x20mm Pk1
1x Swarovski Golden Shadow Faceted Rounds 8mm Pk6
1x Gold Plated Iron Jumprings 4mm Pk100
1x Gold Plated Ear Wires Lever Back x1 pair
1x Gold Plated Iron Eyepins 26mm Pk100

Tutorial


1. Take an eyepin and thread it through a Swarovski bead. Using your pliers, bend the eyepin to a 90-degree angle just above the bead. Trim the eyepin to leave 1cm.


2. Using your round nose pliers, bend the eyepin around them to form a loop.


3. Open a small jumpring by twisting the ends away from each other using your pliers and connect the bead onto the earwire closing the jumpring through the bottom loop.


4. Carefully open the bottom loop of the eyepin and close it onto the loop of the bee charm. Repeat these steps again to make your second earring.

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