I have another DIY this week. This week’s inspiration came after I found a beautiful pair of Ben-Amun Tassel Earrings at Max&Chloe for $120. The look-a-like earrings are a pretty close second and with a cost of around $5, they can’t be beat! Surprisingly, these dangling earrings were also actually pretty easy to do.
- Gold earring base with three loops at bottom (can be found at Michaels craft store)
- Gold chain
- Gold jump rings
- Gold earring hooks
- Needle nose pliers
- Wire cutters
You’ll need to use the wire cutters to cut the chain into 2 1/2 inch long strands. You’ll need three 2 1/2 inch chains for each loop on the earring base. With three loops per earring base, that means you’ll need to cut 9 chains per earring, or 18 chains total. You’ll also need 6 jump rings per earring, or 12 jump rings total.
Use the needle nose pliers to pry open one of the jump rings. Attach three chains to the jump ring. Repeat this step 5 more times, attaching 3 chains to 5 more jump rings. You should end up with 6 sets of chained jump rings. You should also have 6 remaining jump rings left over that are not attached to chains.
Pry open one of the remaining jump rings that is not attached to a chain. Attach it to one of the jump rings with 3 chains attached. Then attach the open jump ring to the earring base and close. Repeat step 5 more times, twice more on the earring you are currently working on and 3 more times on the other earring.
Pry open earring hook loop and attach to top of earring base. Repeat with other earring. Viola! You now have yourself a beautiful pair of tassel earrings!
Both earrings side by side: