Fan Pulls That Are Easy to Make Using Spare Jewelry Findings

by Kathy Zee.
(Fiddletown, CA)

Fan Pulls That Are Easy to Make Using Spare Jewelry Findings by Kathy Zee  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Multi color metal turtle beads, wire wrapped with silver 18G wire, glass beads

I had a customer ask me to make her ten fan pulls – 5 with elephants and 5 with turtles.

Sizes were 4 inches, 5 inches and 6 inch fan pulls.

Fan Pulls That Are Easy to Make Using Spare Jewelry Findings by Kathy Zee  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Metal elephant pendant with faux turquoise, acrylic and glass beads

I felt limited with the four inch ones as there are not that many beads I can put on them, but these are the four I have made so far.

Fan Pulls That Are Easy to Make Using Spare Jewelry Findings by Kathy Zee  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Metal pendant with elephants, chain, glass beads

I am using artistic silver wire in 18G, glass beads, metal beads, chain and the chain to attach them to the chain on her fan.

Fan Pulls That Are Easy to Make Using Spare Jewelry Findings by Kathy Zee  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Off white elephant beads, metal spacers and shiny golden glass beads

It’s also a good way to use up spare beads and pendants.

Kathy Zee
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  • Donna Jean says:

    Decorative fan pulls are something I love. Why have just a plain chain with nothing interesting at the end of it? Your use of beads, charms, and varying chain lengths make for pretty & versatile accent pieces. Sweet!

  • These are so charming, Kathy! I like the varied designs – and I’m thinking these would also be lovely housewarming gifts!

  • Kathy Zee says:

    That is a great idea Rena. Never thought about them as house warming gifts. You have such great ideas…Thanks!

  • Lynda says:

    These are such a great personalized collection for your customer! You may have found a new jewelry niche with your fan pulls. Maybe antique or vintage stores and craft fairs?

  • Kathy Zee says:

    Lynda, you always have such good suggestions. I never thought of antique or vintage stores for the fan pulls but I may look into that venue. Thanks…

  • Christine says:

    What a great way to add a little color to a room and catch the eye! I’m headed into my craft room now to start working on replacing the 3 fan pulls in my house 🙂 And mom is going to get a couple for hers! Thanks for the idea.

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