Good things come in 3s.
Neon pink earrings
What you need:
– 2 leftover silver charms
– 2 eyepins
– 1 pair of earring hooks
Step 1: thread it
Step 2: hook it
Open the existing loop on the eyepin (at the other end), insert the earring hook on then tighten the loop.
Repeat with the other charms you have!
Lucky Chinese earrings
So-called because 1 side of the cinnabar (the red) beads have the word 福 on them- the Chinese word for luck and prosperity! If you’re very observant, you may have noticed that 福 is inverted on the earrings- this play on the fact that the words for “upside down” and “arrival” in Mandarin Chinese sound the same is commonly seen during the lunar New Year. I love word play, don’t you? 🙂
What you need:
1. 2 turquoise tear shaped beads
1. 2 red cinnabar beads
3. 4 headpins
4. 2 earring hooks
6. Cutter pliers
You can get them at most craft shops- although probably not the exact same cinnabar beads! Still, the fun of DIY is making the project your own, don’t you think? 🙂
1. Thread the turquoise bead on the headpin and make a hook at the end of the pin (Bend the excess wire 90 degrees to the left then use your finger/pliers to bend the end back to the right to form a small loop.)
Tip: 1 of the keys to quick projects is choosing the right supplies- make sure the hole goes vertically through the tear shaped bead (from the fatter to the pointed end) instead of going through it horizontally (as you wouldn’t be able to use a headpin in this case!)
2. Insert the round end of the headpin into the hook you’ve formed before tightening the hook.
3. Insert the red cinnabar bead onto the headpin. Use the excess wire to form a loop, insert the earring hook through theb close the loop.
You can vary the number of cinnabar beads to change the look of the earrings!
Colourful spiked earrings
It’s been a while since my last DIY post as I’ve been away in the South of France (lucky me! :)) and I’ve yet to perfect the art of a DIY travel kit! So today you’ll be seeing a flurry of posts 🙂
For this project, you’ll need:
– 4 colour spikes: I’ve chosen 4 different coloured ones as I love bright and cheerful looks 🙂 you can choose 4 of the same colour or 2 pairs of different colours if you prefer something more conventional
Step 1: Ring it
Step 2: Hook it
Pick up a link about 60% of the way in the chain. Make sure you mark that link. Use your pliers to open the earring hook and slip that link through then tighten the hook.
Repeat for the other side: you can either approximate the same position as I did (and doesn’t it look even :)) or you can count the number of links to get it exactly correct)
And you’re done 🙂