DIY Bow and Crystal Drop Earrings

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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.

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Things You'll Need

  • Head pins (2)
  • Round crystal beads (2)
  • 1/4-inch wide ribbon (16 inches)
  • Scissors
  • Jewelry glue
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Earring stud posts (2)
  • Crystal charms (2)
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Step 1

Add a round crystal bead to each head pin.

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Step 2

Cut an 8-inch strand of ribbon.

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Step 3

Tightly tie a small bow. Trim the ends at an angle, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

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Warning

  • Make sure the bow is tied extremely tight. Otherwise, it will easily unravel.

Tip

  • If you're worried about the bow unraveling, hand-sew a few stitches through the center. For best results, use matching thread.

Step 4

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.

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Step 5

Cut the head pin, leaving 1/2 inch.

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Step 6

Using the round-nosed ends of the pliers, create a loop.

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Repeat Steps 2 - 6 to create the second bow charm.

Step 7

Glue an earring post to the back of each crystal charm.

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Step 8

Attach a bow charm to each crystal.

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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.

(Image: Kirsten Nunez)
(Image: Kirsten Nunez)

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