Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DIY ~ Chain Fringe Earrings

Hi lovelies!  These earrings are a new favorite of mine (I cannot stop wearing them!) and once you see how easy they are to make, you'll certainly be wearing yours nonstop too.  Inspired by these Sultry Chain Hoop Earrings I pinned from Urban Outfitters a while back (no longer available), I made these using a bunch of random chain pieces from my stash.  {Click for the how-to!}

You'll need:

  • Assorted pieces of chain.  I decided to mix metals but you can make yours all gold, silver, or a mixture. (Tip: try to use lightweight, aluminum chain so your earrings will be as light as possible!)
  • 35mm hoop earrings (linked to the exact ones I used, but you can easily make your own using some 22 gauge wire, some pliers, and something round to shape the hoop)
  • Wire cutters
  • Measuring tape

First determine how long you want your longest pieces to be and then figure out how many pieces you want in all.  For one earring, I wanted a total of 17 pieces:

  • 3 pieces 2.25" long
  • 4 pieces 2" long
  • 4 pieces 1.75" long
  • 4 pieces 1.5" long
  • 4 pieces 1" long
Double your counts for two earrings.  It's easiest to make sure you have the same chain for the same lengths if this is the look you're going for.  

You can see I centered the three longest pieces, and then staggered the other pieces on the sides too create a sort of V-shape.  I decided to use the same chain for each length, but you can switch it up however you want. 

Open your earring and starting with two 1" pieces, slide them on in the same order you laid them out.

When you add the last piece, close the earring.

Repeat the process to make a second earring.


These earrings were so easy to make and used up a bunch of scrap pieces of chain I had laying around!  Depending on the lengths and types of chain you use, this can really be a unique piece.

For another fun take, check out the similar pair that Kirsten from Studs and Pearls made for Darice's Blog!

Hope you love this easy DIY, and if you make these make sure to hashtag them #snsDIY so I can check them out!


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