create your own huggies charms

huggie earrings are great on their own, but it's quick & easy to create one-of-a-kind custom charms for your pair of huggies. we're loving the asymmetrical look, but there's no shame in creating two identical charms!

if you have ever wire-wrapped, or created your own charms with loose beads & headpins, this is essentially the same process. 

to create your own charms, all you need are beads of your choosing, headpins of your choosing, round-nose pliers, & cutters (plus huggies themselves of course).  

 stack your chosen beads on the headpin.

use your round-nose pliers to twist the tail of the headpin into a circle.

once the circle meets the base of the bead, wrap the wire around the top of the bead 2-3 times, or as many times as needed to fill the space to your liking. 

trim off the excess wire, & your charm is ready to add to your pair of huggies!

these charms can also be added to bracelets or necklaces, stacked or singularly. you can of course also use small charms already available! 

 

shopping list:

huggies

round-nose pliers

cutters

headpins

loose beads

charms

 

what we used specifically:

matte gold 20g headpins

shiny gold 24g headpins

brass heishi discs

puffed starburst beads

navy blue fruit loop rondelle

clear quartz barrels

brushed gold bicones

brushed gold barrels

branch coral

freshwater pearls

black enamel evil eye

 

for more info, check out these tutorials:

turn any bead into a charm 

happy charms

designer c wire-wrapping video

 

Tags: earrings, huggies