|Repurposed Dreidel Earrings by GeltDesigns|
These earrings are so easy to make it is almost a crime, but our dreidel earrings were a definite hit last night at our neighborhood Chanukah party. Shhh. Don't tell they can be made in only a few moments.
Automatic center punch
Flex shaft and size 60 drill bit
Wire Wrapping Tools
Nylon jaw plier
Round nose pliers
Mandrel or three step pliers
Flush cutter or a side cutter
Rawhide or plastic mallet
Select two matching dreidels. We used two wooden dreidels that are very lightweight.
|Mark with Center Punch|
Make the ear wires. Straighten 20-gauge brass wire using nylon jaw pliers. Sand the end of the wire smooth using a wire rounder. Create a small loop in the end of the wire using round nose pliers. Wrap the wire around a mandrel (we used our favorite block) or three step pliers.
Cut the wire from the spool using a flush cutter or a side cutter. Hit the formed loop with a rawhide or plastic mallet to harden the wire.
|Slide onto the finding|
Slide the ear wire through the hole you drilled in the dreidel stem.
|Bend the wire|
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