Lock and Key Earrings

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by Tracy Gonzales, TierraCast®

Lock and Key Earrings

This perfect pairing of the lock and key charms for these earrings shows off a clever imagination. Think of the other pairings of charms you can use for your jewelry!?

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Tip: Glass beads can vary in size – choose ones that are no more than 4mm thick to ensure that all
  • 2
    the beads will fit inside the Hammertone ring. String one beaded spacer, one nugget spacer, one glass bead, one nugget spacer and one beaded spacer on a headpin.
  • 3
    Bend headpin at a right angle ¾” from the top. Form a simple loop. (Loop should be about ¼” across.)
  • 4
    Flip headpin over and bend again at the top of the beads. Trim to ¾” and form a second simple loop.
  • 5
    Straighten and align loops.
  • 6
    Repeat Steps 1-4 for second link.
  • 7
    Pick up one beaded link. Open one of the simple loops and attach one Hammertone ring and one charm. Close loop.
  • 8
    Open the simple loop at the other end of the link. Position the other side of the ring inside the loop. Add one jump ring. Close loop.
  • 9
    Attach an earwire to the jump ring.
  • 10
    Repeat Steps 6-8 for second earring.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • TierraCast® Earwire Fishhook Silver 10pk 104244067
  • TierraCast® Hammertone Ring 4pk 104623020
  • TierraCast® Lock of Love Mix Silver 4pk 104627453
  •   The Bead Giant Rhinestone Spacer Disc 7mmb 104741605 (4)
  • TierraCast® Beaded Spacer 4mm Silver 50pk 104622554
  •   TierraCast® Head Pin 2 inches Silver 15pk 104244124
  • TierraCast® Jump Rings 5mm Silver 104244292 (2)
  • Cousin® Round 16mm/4mm Green Moss 104744474
  •   Beadalon® Semi-Flush Cutter Designer 104458313
  •   Beadalon® Round Nose Pliers Designer Ergo 104458307
  • Beadalon® Chain Nose Pliers Designer Ergo 104458306