What you need:
1. Earring pendants with a pre made ring/holes at the top- I bought mine at Michaels. The first pair that you will see were $4.00 but I had a 40% off any one item coupon so I got them even cheaper.
2. Earring hooks- I got these at Michaels as well. You can get a pack of them that have at least 6 pairs for $3.99. Some packages will give you crimping beads or jump rings but with this project you just need the hooks. I paid the same price for a package like that. It never hurts to have those items for later projects.
3. Needle noses pliers- You can buy really any where. Michaels has ones specifically for jewelry for pretty inexpensive. I had some in my husbands toolbox so that saved me.
I took the earring hook and carefully twisted the bottom ring open with my needle nose pliers. Some of the earring hooks have a tiny spring and then a crimping bead. I twisted (or pushed) the spring up the hook slightly along with the bead. You might have to pinch open the bead a little with your pliers. You can usually see the slip in the bead. That made it so I could see the loop to open it. Once I opened the loop I slid it into the pre made loop on the pendant and closed the loop on the hook. I slid the crimp bead and spring back down and pinched the crimp bead to close it. DONE! One package of earring pendants that I bought came with 3 pairs for $4.99 and I had another 40% off coupon on that as well.
|My first pair. I removed the ring and added my hook.|
|See the pre made holes at the top? This made it so fast!|