Can you believe this is my 1st DIY post of 2016?! Pretty belated I’d say! 😛 I wanted to do something more on trend so I’ve been scouring Pinterest for 2016 jewellery trends and 1 thing I’ve noticed is that metal fringe jewellery is very in at the moment- as evidence by this £125 fringe hair clip I saw in Fenwicks yesterday! I love it but not enough to pay £125 so another DIY will be coming your way soon 😛
Anyway, back to my DIY project for today. I decided to keep it nice and easy to work our way into other fringe projects so here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 metal backs (for studs)
- 2 x 3 silver metal spikes (this is a shortcut for the fringe- saves all the work of cutting all those chains and you get a similar-ish effect!)
- 2 headpins- silver of course!
- 2 x 3 seed beads
- a pair of stud earrings of your choice- I’ve gone with pearls here
Thread the beads onto 1 headpin in the order shown below (spike, seed bead, spike, seed bead, metal backer, seed bead, spike).
Repeat with the remaining beads & headpin for the other side.
Use your pliers to form the tiniest possible hook at the end of the beads- make sure the beads are tight against the head of the pin. Cut off any excess wire.
Repeat for the other side.
Ta-dah! You’re done, and it should really have taken you only a few minutes!
Here’s what it looks like from the front, with the pearl earring- I quite like it 🙂