DIY Earrings

1. Pom Pom Earrings

 

What you’ll need:

  • 3/32″ brass tube
  • gold filled ball post with jump ring or flat pad earring posts
  • yarn
  • pom pom makers
  • embroidery floss
  • embroidery needle
  • hobby hacksaw
  • needle nose pliers
  • fabric shears

Instructions:

  1. Start by making pom poms. As most of you might know, I love Clover’s pom pom makers – they make pom pom making a breeze! I used the 1″ and 1 5/8″ pom pom makers. Wrap yarn around one set of the arms, which swing out from the maker.For dense pom poms, you’ll want to wrap yarn around the set of arms at least 3-4 times.
  2. Repeat on the other side and cut down the center.
  3. Take about 18″ of embroidery floss and wrap it around the center of pom pom and tie into a tight double knot. Remove the pom pom from the pom pom maker. Shake the pom pom out and trim any strays. Leave the embroidery floss.
  4. Mark the brass rod into sections using a ruler and Sharpie. Use a hobby hack saw to cut the tubes.
  5. Thread the end of the embroidery floss through an embroidery needle. Thread it through the brass tube.
  6. Thread it through the jump ring of the earring post. Thread the needle back through the tube to the top of pom pom.
  7. Tie the floss into a double knot and trim any excess floss.
  8. For double pom pom earrings, use a hot glue gun to attach the top pom pom to a flat pad earring post.
  9. You can also try adding fur pom poms in place of yarn pom poms.

2. Ear Climbers

What you’ll need:

  • Earring hooks
  • Beads of colors, sizes and shapes of your choice
  • Jewelery pliers:  Flat pliers  and  cutting pliers
  1. Start by removing the spring and bead from the hook by sliding them.
  2. Then flatten the support curve with flat pliers so that the stem is straight. Then open the hook, cut a small part with the cutting pliers and then reform a small hook.
  3. Make sure to tighten the back part of the earring hook so that the beads don’t go lose.

3. Ombre Tassel earrings

What you’ll need:

  • Set of mini tassels of different shades of the same colour
  • Earring hooks
  • Needle + Thread
  • Sharp Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Lay out your tassels in the order that you’d like them to appear. I went with pink ombré in this case.
  2. Double thread your needle, quadruple knotting the ends.
  3. Open up the tassel that you want to put on the bottom.
  4. Stab it with the needle, being careful to pierce exactly through the center. This is the hardest part, it took me a few tries.
  5. Pull the thread all the way through.
  6. Repeat for the rest of the tassels.
  7. When you get to the end, just tie a knot through the top loop of your top tassel. Fan out the tassels.
  8. Open up an earring hook and attach through the top of the top tassel.

 

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