Make Your Own Earrings


Earrings are one the easiest craft projects to make. I have always had a lot of fun making my own earnings, either from beads I already have on hand or from broken pieces I find at garage sales and thrift stores. Many years ago for my wedding, I wanted a simple pair of pearl earrings fashioned in a loop and preferably with very little sparkle, but could not find anything I really loved. After searching for so long, I decided to buy two different pair of earrings and use the pearls and pieces from the two to make my own.


The neckline on my wedding dress was open with a scalloped edge that was decorated with small pearls and very few tiny sequins all the way around to my back. Because the neckline was so decorated, I was not going to wear any necklace and it was important that the earrings I wear have some length, but not be too bulky or sparkly. I wanted the long loops (which reminded me of the scalloped edge) to be made of small pearls matching (as close as possible) the size of the pearls on the scalloped edges of my dress. I really couldn’t find anything that even came close to what I imagined. Finally, I found what I was looking for in two pairs of earrings and knew I would to try and make my dream earrings. I was very satisfied with the results, and even received a few compliments.

Just because a necklace or bracelet is broken or outlived its luster, it doesn’t mean you can’t create your very own creation. So look at what you have on hand and let your imagination go wild, you will be surprised at what you can create. Have Fun!

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