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- scrap paper - cardboard - compass or string and tape - a sharp piercing tool (e.g. sharpened nail, dentist tool, thick needle, etc.) - ruler - ribbo...
Take a pencil and draw 2 circles onto a piece of scratch paper - one larger and one smaller. Use a compass or - if your like me and too broke to buy ...
Take a thin piece of cardboard and trace the outline of the large circle. Next take the smaller circle and place it within the outline of the large c...
Using your scissors and exacto blade to cut this shape out. This is now your template - it is a stencil to be used only for tracing the cardboard bac...
Now, using the template, trace and cut out at least 2 more cardboard cut outs.
Measure and cut a piece of ribbon. * the ribbon that I'm using in this demo is 1" wide and I needed a ribbon about 23" long. If you are using a nar...
Put on your gloves and - using the fabric glue - attach one end of the ribbon to the narrowest section of one of your cardboard cut outs. hold in pla...
After the glue has dried you may begin to wrap the ribbon around the cut out. Remember to slightly overlap with each pass.
Now you must cut off any extra ribbon. Remember to let a little bit remain: you will need enough to make a hem and to cover the exposed bit of cardbo...
You can sew for the next two steps, but I prefer glue. Put the gloves back on and lay a thin strip of fabric glue near the end of the ribbon and para...
After the hem is dry, you may fold over and glue down the extra length of fabric onto the exposed piece of cardboard.
The next few steps are optional instructions for making jump rings. You can attach the earring hooks directly to the fabric hoop, but having a jump r...
Take the end of the spool of wire and shape it with the needle nose pliers into a small circular ring.
Now cut it with the wire cutter.
Use two pairs of pliers to twist open the ring.
Take a sharp tool and pierce the narrow section of the fabric hoop. You can use anything from a sharpened nail to a dentist's tool; In this demo I'm ...
Now take the opened jump ring and - with a pair of pliers - fed it through the hole you have just pierced i the fabric hoop.
Place the earring hook onto the jump ring.
Use your two pliers to close the jump ring.
You now have some snazzy earrings! Yay!
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Posted:Jun 18, 2012
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