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I found the cutest Hello Kitty erasers at my local craft store for only $1 per package and had to buy them.  But the problem is, what does an grown up do with cutesy erasers?

Turn them into jewelry, of course!

You will need (for basic charm):
-small eraser
-needle
-needle nose pliers
-6 mm jump ring
-2" long head pin
-jewelry clip (or earring hook)

Step 1: Making a Basic Eraser Charm

First I'll show you how to make the most basic charm.  While I used a clip to finish it off, you could also turn these into cute earrings or necklace charms.

1. gripping the needle with the pliers, careful push it through the center of the eraser and then pull it out.  This will create a hole for our headpin to go through. Be careful though as might end up pushing the needle through the front or back of the eraser and we don't want that!

2. use the pliers to push the headpin through the hole created by the needle, with the head at what will be the bottom of our charm.  Push/pull it all the way until the headpin is flat against the bottom of the eraser.

3. Trim the excess headpin down to about  1/4 inch and using your pliers, bend it into a loop.

4. Open the jump ring and use it to attach the clip (or earring hook) to the loop on the eraser.  If you want to use this as a necklace, simply attach the jump ring by itself.

5. Admire your work!

Step 2: Making a Charm With Dangle

You will need:
-small eraser
-needle
-needle nose pliers
-6 mm jump ring
-2" long eye pin
-2" long head pin
-jewelry clip (or earring hook like I used here)
-small beads of choice

1. Start the charm the same way you did with the basic charm, but this time use an open eye pin and push it from the top of the charm down, so that the loop is at the top of our charm.

2. Use the jump ring to attach the jewelry clip/earring hook to the top of the charm.

3. Select about three - four beads (depending on their size) and string them on the head pin.  Trim the excess pin down to about 1/4 inch and then use the needle nose pliers to bend it into a loop.


4. Going back to our eraser, trim the excess pin to 1/4 an inch and start to bend it into a loop but before you close the loop all the way, hook it onto the loop of the dangle.  Finish closing the loop to connect the two pieces.

5. Admire your work!

Step 3: Making a Double Dangle Eraser Charm

You will need:
-small eraser
-needle
-needle nose pliers
-6 mm jump ring
-2" long eye pins (2 of them)
-2" long head pin
-jewelry clip (or earring hook)
-small beads of choice
-small charm/bead of choice

1. Start the charm the same way you did with the basic charm, but this time use an open eye pin and push it from the top of the charm down, so that the loop is at the top of our charm.

2. Select about three beads (depending on their size) and string them on another eye pin.  Trim the excess pin down to about 1/4 inch and then use the needle nose pliers to bend it into a loop.

3. If you're using another bead for the second dangle, slid it onto the head pin (with the head at the bottom of the charm) and trim the excess pin to 1/4 inch.  Using the needle nose pliers, start to bend the excess pin into a loop but before you close the loop all the way, hook it onto one of the loops of the middle dangle.  Finish closing the loop to connect the two pieces. 

**Variation** If you are using a charm that already has a hoop at the top (like my second example) then just use the pliers to open the bottom loop of the middle piece enough to slip the charm on, then close it.

4. Going back to our eraser, trim the excess pin to 1/4 an inch (you should be getting used to this by now) and start to bend it into a loop - but like with the first dangle, attach the dangles to the loop before you finish closing it.

5. Use the jump ring to attach the jewelry clip/earring hook to the top of the charm.

6. And you're done!
<p>I have made some like these and they turn out really nice. </p>
Really cute idea! Creative and helpful like if u forgot ur eraser to school it would be on ur necklace! :)<br><br>
That's so creative! Great idea!
You can make that into a hangy outy bookmark
they are so cute! I'm a little worried about weight, though. help?
Great idea! They ARE the perfect size for charms!
Such a cute idea! Do you ever use them as actual erasers when you are wearing them?

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