Tuesday, 6 January 2009

phone charms

Phone charms can be quite expensive to buy but are easy to make. Buy phone lariats in bulk (ebay is a good source of craft supplies). A pack of ten can be obtained for less than £2 = 20p per unit. For one phone charm you will need:
  • Mobile phone lariat
  • Jump ring
  • 3 head pins (use long ones to vary the length of dangles)
  • Selection of beads in variety of designs / colours to your requirements
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Wire cutters (to alter length of head pins)
Fit a jump ring to the barrel of the lariat - this is where the "dangles" are attached. Take a headpin and thread on some beads in the colours of your choice and close off with a loop. Repeat twice, altering the length of the remaining head pins to suit your requirements. Dangles look best when hung in odd numbers, so carefully fit the 3 on to the jump ring and there you go. One mobile phone charm for a fraction of the price that you pay in the shops!!!

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