Thursday, February 10, 2011

Make "Kiss Me" Heart Earrings

Before: scrap book hearts
Today is project four of NJAD Valentine's Day week. We had some plastic hearts that were leftover from a scrap booking project. We decided the two pink "Kiss Me" hearts were perfect to make into post earrings.

2 plastic hearts
2 surgical steel post earring findings with 4mm pad
After: Earrings by
2 surgical steel ear nuts
3M wet/dry sandpaper

E6000 or glue of your choice
Black Sharpie marker

Step 1
Select the hearts you want to use.

Step 2
Color the lettering with the black Sharpie or marker of your choice.

Step 3
Sand the pad of the post to rough up the metal and make the glue stick better. Sand the plastic where you plan to glue the pad.

Glue on earring post
Step 4
Glue the earring post to the back of the heart. Allow the glue to dry overnight or according to manufacturer's instructions.

Related Tutorials 
Make a Valentine's Day Pendant from a Scrabble® Tile
Make a "True Love" Bracelet from Scrabble® Tiles
Make a Valentine's Day Pendant from a Copper Washer and Scrap Sterling
Make a Heart Pin from a Glass Pebble
Make Button Earrings

Further Reading
"500 Earrings: New Directions in Contemporary Jewelry (500 Series)"; Lark; 2007.

Day 82.  Month 4. Jewelry from Found Objects.  $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: scrap booking supplies
New Jewelry a Day.

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