I am selling these earrings in my Etsy shop and wanted to share with others how to make them at home! Please feel free to use this idea for your own use or for close friends or family, but please respect my work and do not copy my design for reselling.
If you would like to purchase from my Etsy store, please use this link:
- Vintage Sheet Music
- Small Paint Brush
- Glue or Decoupage (I recommend Modpodge brand)
- Clear Sealant (I recommend Diamond Glaze brand but you could also use clear fingernail polish)
- Ear Wires
- Small Jump Rings
- Jewelry Pliers
- Sandpaper or Nail File
- Jewelry Hole Drill Tool
- Bic Lighter
- Paper plate or paper towel for work area
Step 1: Lay charm onto vintage sheet music and trace with pencil. Line up with interesting parts of the music. I like to use treble and bass clef signs on a lot of my vintage sheet music jewelry. Read more about Clefs here.
Step 3: Using a lighter, lightly burn edges of the cutout sheet music. Obviously, this needs to be done VERY CAREFULLY! I usually only lightly burn one edge at a time and immediately blow it out. This will leave some nice burned edges that I think adds a more antique feel to the charms. This is not a necessary step if you would like to skip it.
Step 6: Wipe all metal dust from filing off with a damp cloth. Use a final layer of clear nail polish or jewelry clear coat (Diamond Glaze brand works great). After completely dry, attach jump rings and fishhook ear wires.
Enjoy creating your sheet music earrings! If you would like to purchase from my Etsy store, please use this link: