Aiglettes are a great way to give a renaissance costume a very finished look (and keep your points from flopping about and untying). But why would you possibly want a removable aiglette? Laundry. It’s nice to be able to take all the metal bits off before things go into the wash…
This is a pretty great Intro to Jewelry project. In addition to being laundry friendly aiglettes, these little charms good for a bunch of things: they’ll clip on to wineglass charms, work as knit/crochet stitch holders, clip on to hair braids and wraps, really, the possibilities of something this simple are limitless.
What You’ll Learn
How to mount beads on Nailheads
How to use Jump Rings
A bit about Pliers
Lobster Claws – a type of jewelry fastener
Jump Rings – used for connecting parts of jewelry
Nailheads – used for mounting beads so they dangle
Beads – the shiny bits
Needle nose pliers – used for manipulating jump rings
Cutting pliers – these have a sharpened edge for cutting wire
Rounded pliers – used for bending straight wire into rings
All of these items should be available in the jewelry section of an adequately stocked craft store. If you can’t find needle nose pliers, you can generally open and close jump rings with your fingers.