Holiday fashion is all about that perfect balance of sparkly and chic. This year, dress up your ears with a handmade pair of bow and crystal drop earrings. Inspired by a $37 pair by J. Crew, these DIY earrings can be made for just $10. The best part is that you choose a color combination that fits your taste and style. Once the holidays are over, you can even use them at the next dinner party or girl's night out.
Things You'll Need
- Head pins (2)
- Round crystal beads (2)
- 1/4-inch wide ribbon (16 inches)
- Jewelry glue
- Jewelry pliers
Earring stud posts (2)
- Crystal charms (2)
Add a round crystal bead to each head pin.
Cut an 8-inch strand of ribbon.
Tightly tie a small bow. Trim the ends at an angle, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
Make sure the bow is tied extremely tight. Otherwise, it will easily unravel.
If you're worried about the bow unraveling, hand-sew a few stitches through the center. For best results, use matching thread.
Glue the bow to the top of the bead. Don't forget to apply a drop of glue to the head pin, too; this will provide extra security.
Cut the head pin, leaving 1/2 inch.
Using the round-nosed ends of the pliers, create a loop.
Repeat Steps 2 - 6 to create the second bow charm.
Glue an earring post to the back of each crystal charm.
Attach a bow charm to each crystal.
And just like that, your new dangling stud earrings are ready to go. Use them to spice up a basic T-shirt or pair them with an LBD for a dinner party. For ultimate holiday vibes, wear them with a faux fur scarf or jacket.