Thursday, June 9, 2011

DIY: Disney Couture Pirate's Life Inspired Earrings

I love these Disney Couture earrings.  I love skulls, and coupling that with the embroidery floss wrapped hoop makes for the worlds most perfectest earrings ever.  Now at $48, they are definitely affordable.  However, I'm not going to spend that much when I can make it for nada using materials I already have!
I really apologize for not taking pics of the actual process, but I used four different colors of embroidery floss, about a yard of each per earring, a pair of plain hoop earrings, some plastic skull beads, and gold spray paint.  I spray painted the beads with 2 coats, they maybe could have used 3.  The process for the earrings is the same as for my Anthropologie Swathed Hoops inspired earrings.   I pretty much just eyeballed a quarter of the way around for each color, then knotted in the next color, trimming the ends.  When I was about halfway through with the third color (green), I threaded the bead onto the embroidery floss and then onto the earring, then resumed knotting the floss around the hoop.  This was a very easy project, and there are so many possible variations!
Do you love my "Pirate" earrings?  I actually don't think of them as pirate earrings.  Just awesome colorblocked earrings with a rad gold skull :)



  1. You are a genius! Of this, I am sure! :)

  2. I love Disney Couture soooo naturally I love this. Great job Lia, definitely adding this on to my to do list <3

  3. Dude, can I commission you to make a pair for me? I totally posted about the DC ones a few weeks ago. Your DIY is AMAZING!

  4. So cute! Where did you get plastic skull beads?

  5. They just wouldn't be the same without the skull. You have to have the skull! Thanks for sharing!

  6. am i too old for skulls?? cuz i love these!!!

  7. These are so much fun!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again this weekend!


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