I love Squinkies and finding new ways to make jewelry from items you no longer use. This is a fun way to turn your little girls toys into earrings when she stops playing with them. It’s also a fun project for you to do together. It’s also a great project when babysitting to pass the time and keep girls entertained.
Caution: Sharp objects involved, don’t allow children to do without supervision.
• Needle (I use a yarn darning needle)
• Beads (at least 2 small others can be optional)
• Earring hooks
• Clear stretch cord
• Scissors or jewelry wire cutters
• Rubber jar opener (optional, but useful)
Step 1: Step 1
Step 2: Step 2
Step 3: Step 3
Step 3B: Securely tie/fashion a bead onto the opposite end of your cord. This end will go in the bottom of the Squinkie to keep it from coming apart easily.
Step 4: Step 4
Note: the hole must be big enough for your cord to go through, which is why I choose to use a yarn darner.
Note 2: If it is difficult to pull the needle and cord through you can either push it through on a hard surface (like a coffee table) or use one of the rubber kitchen things for opening jars (I apologize for not knowing what they are called) Pictured below.
Step 5: Step 5
Step 6: Step 6
Note: If you just want a simple Squinkie earring you can skip this step.
Step 7: Step 7
Note: I ALWAYS pull at both ends fairly hard before moving on to ensure that the earring will not come apart.