Since I liked the bit of rusty wear on the small keys, I started the process by rubbing the keys down with Renaissance Wax.
Johnson Paste Wax would also work. Make sure to rub on the wax, let it sit for a minute, and then buff it off. Your keys are now sealed!
From there, I added the resin flowers using a dab of E6000.
Once your flowers are secure on the keys, gather the rest of your jewelry-making supplies together.
wire cutters, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and bent nose pliers to complete the design.
Start by threading the pearls onto the eye pins. Bend the pins at a 90 degree angle just above the pearls. Trim the pins with the wire cutters, leaving just over about a quarter inch. Use the round nose pliers to roll the pins and form a loop.
Use the chain nose and bent nose pliers to twist open your jump rings.
Slide one pearl connector and one altered key onto each jump ring, then close the rings by twisting them shut.
Finally, twist open the loop on the ear wires with the chain nose pliers and slip on the loop at the top of the pearls.
See how super easy these are?
Of course, if you're not up for making them. . . I do have these exact earrings listed in the CraftyHope etsy shop.
|Flower and Rusty Key Earrings in the shop|
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