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Bee Button Earrings

About this design:

Bees represent community, productivity and sweetness. A clever jump ring hack turns our Bee Buttons into earring focals! Designed by Tracy Proctor.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Bee Button (2)
  • French Hook Ear Wire w/2mm Copper Bead (2)
  • Round Jump Ring 19ga 5.5mm (2)
  • Czech Glass 7mm Flower Bead (2)
  • Citrine 6x9mm Top-drilled Gemstone Drops
  • 24ga Craft Wire, copper
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut one 4" piece of craft wire.
Step 2:
String one end of wire through hole of one citrine drop about 1 1/2". Bend both sides of wire up to frame top of drop, then wrap short side of wire twice around longer side. Trim excess from short side after wrapping.
Step 3:
String one flower bead onto longer side of wire. Allowing about 1/16" of space above flower bead, bend wire over at right angle and use round nose pliers to form wrapped loop. Trim excess wire.
Step 4:
Open one jump ring and attach wrapped loop. Before closing jump ring attach to shank of one button. Close jump ring.
Step 5:
Open one jump ring and attach to button shank above jump ring placed in Step 4, making sure Bee Button is right side up. Before closing attach loop of one ear wire. Close jump ring.
Step 6:
Repeat Steps 1-5 for second earring.

Buy Products from this Design

Package of 2
1-3$4.40
4-9$3.96
10+$3.74

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Package of 4
1-3$3.95
4-9$3.56
10+$3.36

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Measurements: 20 gauge

Package of 2
1-3$2.20
4-9$1.98
10+$1.87

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Measurements: 20 gauge

Package of 2
1-3$1.95
4-9$1.76
10+$1.66

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Package of 10
$0.55

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Measurements: 6mm inner diameter




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  1. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Great design tip on how to use buttons for earrings! Love the antique gold and lilac colors together (& the yellow bead that looks like honey!)

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Sweet! Nice idea for using buttons!

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