Then, the other day, when I was waiting for a student to finish working on some math problems, I started playing with some of the supplies to make some earrings. I used only what was in the kit to make one earring, then I made the second one when I was home and able to take photographs.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- Two paper clips. I used black ones because those were the ones that came with my kit, but I recommend using plain metal ones if you have little holes like in my ears.
- Tape flags, post-it style
- Staple remover
- Pencil or pen
Step 2: Make the earwires
Bend the outer wire vertically where it meets the end of the inner wire (photo 2).
Using a narrow part of the pencil, bend the paper clip around it to form a loop (photo 3). You can use this loop to hang beads if you like.
Bend the inner part of the clip downward (photo 4).
Flatten so the earring is all on one plane, as much as possible (photo 5).
Step 3: Add tape flags
Each one was punched using the staple remover. It's tricky, but with patience, you can make the teeth meet and punch a little hole. I tried as much as I could to punch them in the same relative spot.
Then thread them on the dangling part of the earring.