“Make This” Heart Earrings

“Make This” Heart Earrings + Giveaway


The following items were used to make this project:
Earwires Antique Gold
Headpins 2” Antique Gold
Bead Caps 9mm Coral Antique Gold
Bead Caps 6mm Petal Antique Gold
Elongated Heart Charm Antique Gold
Chaton Birthstones Garnet
Crystal Clay-Dark Brown

1. Pinch off two equal (large pea) size balls, of Part A (the color) and Part B (the hardener). Knead the two equal size balls fully together until the clay is a consistent color and not marbled.

Pinch off two equal size balls of crystal clay

Knead epoxy clay

2. Pinch off a tiny bit of the mixed clay to use later in the center of each flower petal. Roll the remaining amount of epoxy clay into two equal size balls. Press one ball into the base of one of the coral bead caps. ½ of your clay ball should still be exposed. Press the second coral bead cap over and squish the two bead caps together. Repeat with remaining clay and bead caps.

Press one ball into the base of one of the coral bead caps.

3.  Using a head pin, press through the center of the two pressed together bead caps.  This allows you to have a channel through the center once the clay hardens. Repeat with second set of bead caps.

4.  To add the flower to the elongated hearts, use the tiny bit of clay we set aside from step 2.  Press the bead cap into the clay. Repeat with second elongated heart.

5.  Apply a small amount of clay inside of the bead cap and embed inside bead cap. Using the beeswax toothpick, pick-up the individual Chatons and gently press each into the epoxy clay in the center of the inside bead cap. Repeat.

6. Allow all pieces to cure 12-24 hours before assembling your finished earrings.

To Assemble the Earrings:
7.  Using one of the headpins, trim off the head part with a pair of cutting pliers.  Repeat with second headpin.

8.  Using a pair of needle nose pliers, make a large loop on one of the ends of the headpin. Repeat.

9.  Thread the headpin through the Coral Bead made in Step 2. Repeat with second Coral Bead.

10.  Using a pair of needle nose pliers, make a loop on the bottom half of the headpin.  Prior to closing the loop, attach the Elongated Heart Charm. Repeat.

11.  Thread 3 headpins through three 3mm beads.  Cut each of the headpins approximately ¼” from the base of the bead with a pair of cutting pliers. Repeat with 2nd set of beads.

12.  Using a pair of needle nose pliers, make a loop on each of the 3mm beads and attach the beads and an ear wire to the large loop of the Coral Bead made in Step 8. Repeat.

13.  Prepare for requests to make a pair for your friends!

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45 thoughts on ““Make This” Heart Earrings

  1. Heather Ann Harrison Berry says:

    I can pick your pieces out of any place I see them…it’s so unique, beautiful and original! Love it! 🙂

  2. Melanie says:

    Beautiful earrings – clever design. I am always looking for new ways to use components in my jewelry. Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Jeanne Chavez says:

    I just love your components! I hit your booth each year at the Tucson Bred Show Can’t wait to see you in Feb. I loved that your daughter was doing a demo with crystal clay last year. This would be a fun project to make as a gift. If I am lucky enough to win I will not be able to respond till after the 13th. I will be on the East Cape in Baja California fishing with my husband. Our after simmer vacation!

  4. Janet Apfel says:

    Really great idea!!! Another way for me to use my hearts…always interested in the clever ideas that grow out of Nunn Design!!

  5. Sue says:

    Crystal clay is addicting! Would love to have another excuse to feed my habit! Thanks for continuing to provide us with such wonderful materials and projects!

  6. Zainab FH says:

    I love the bead cap idea for the crystal chaton – really makes it pop! Thank you for sharing this tutorial. 🙂

  7. Joan Forrester says:

    I really, really would love the chance to make these!!
    they are beautiful…..
    love the ideas Nunn has!!!!! and the tutorials are wonderful and easy to understand….Thank you!!

  8. Gina says:

    The heart earrings are so elegant and as with all of your progucts they make designing an adventure into my creative sanctuary. Thank you for your ongoing challenges to make beautiful jewelry treasures.


  9. Jaclyn says:

    Thank you Nunn Designs yet again for your inspiration. How fun are these? And new and creative ways to put our crystal clay to work! Love it.

  10. Susan W. says:

    These earrings are gorgeous! I’m very interested in working with crystal clay and would love to have the opportunity to make these earrings. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. char brickner says:

    Looking forward to working with the Crystal Clay! Great Tut! Well worked out, easy to read! Thank you for the opportunity!

  12. Kathy R says:

    Becky, I bought two of the elongated hearts in silver from your booth at the Philly Bead Show. Love the idea of attaching the chaton, it really brings out some color in the earrings. Thanks for the tutorial and the opportunity to win the supplies to make the earrings.

  13. Jane Robinson says:

    Another gorgeous and inspiring project. These earrings are beautiful and I’m sure would appeal to a wide range of customers (I make jewellery to sell). Thanks you Nunn Designs for your ongoing ideas and support.

  14. Leticia says:

    I love Nunn Design findings, Patera, Acenti, Adorno, okay I love everything Nunn! Love the idea and steps you provide. I’ve tried my hand for the first time with crystal clay and Nunn design adjustable rings and the possiblities for so many more style ideas are exploding out of my head. Nunn Design not only provides all the findings you’ll need to re-create their designs but also inspires and provokes beyone what they even are aware of for more individual creativity. Thanks Nunn!
    None other than Nunn


  15. Rosanna says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this earrings. They look so easy to make! You have such great stuff! Can’t wait to try this! Keep up the great work and keep bringing on the bling 🙂

  16. Jo says:

    I have never worked with clay before, as I thought it would be too complicated..however,it adds a whole new creative dimension to Design that I’m now keen to explore…thank you for sharing the ideas & techniques..xx Jo

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