Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Do It Yourself – Gold Tassel Earrings

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
Step 1:
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.

Step 2:
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.

Step 3:
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.

Step 4:
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:


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