Upcycled Crafts: Crane Earrings

April 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Hello everyone,

Here at Recycled Reads, we’re getting ready for Mini Maker Faire 2014, which will be May 3 at the Travis County Expo Center. Our theme this year is Fold a Crane, Make a Wish. Of course, we encourage you to make a wish for our planet, and to think about how you can help the planet. In honor of our theme, we will have crane earrings there at Maker Faire. They are pretty simple to do, especially if you are already familiar with making jewelry. Let’s take a look.




2 pieces of 2” x 2” squares of paper


2 Earring posts


2 Earring hooks




Beads (optional)


Step 1:


Fold an origami crane. You can find the instructions online or check out a book on origami from the library.


Step 2:


Taking a post, thread it through the bottom part of the crane. If you turn the crane over, you will see there is a small opening underneath. Poke the post through the top of the crane. At this point, you can add beads to the post both underneath and above the crane. We put one seed bead underneath and one above.


Step 3:


Using the pliers, make a loop on the post, wrapping the excess wire around the base of the loop. You will use this loop to attach the crane to the earring hook.


Step 4:


Now for attaching the earring hook. Using the pliers, gently pull part of the loop at the base of the hook open, and slip the crane on. Close the loop up again with the pliers.









Entry filed under: Crafts.

Upcycled Crafts: Gift wrapping Upcycled Crafts: Mother’s Day and Birthday cards

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 118 other followers

Comments? Suggestions?

Send us an e-mail

or call the store: (512) 323-5123

Our hours:

  • Thursday - Sunday
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Our address:

Follow us on Facebook

Other Austin Public Library links:

%d bloggers like this: