Not only am I happy that I can make as much of this chain as I need with a few materials, but I also can get pretty creative with these jump rings and connectors. One thing leads to another, isn’t that always the way in the handmade world?
So behold, all that deep googling has lead me to create these dramatic, hand-assembled earrings in just a few steps. If you’re fast with your hands, these will take you under an hour to make. Your pals will be astonished that you made these sophisticated danglers from scratch! I call them my “Beyonce concert earrings”. There is something very rock ‘n roll badass, and also feminine and elegant about them (kinda like Bey). Feel free to get creative with your silhouette, the possibilities are endless. Scroll down to see a slightly different shape I made in addition to the earrings pictured above.
WHAT YOU NEED
Jump rings (mine are 12mm in size)
E6000 Glue (For the ear posts, but I recommend soldering* if you know how!)
Get your materials ready by closing all your jump rings so they lay perfectly flat. (Alternately you could purchase closed jump rings, sometimes they are more expensive, depending on what material you choose). Be sure to use round nose pliers, any other type of plier will leave marks on the front of the connectors.
When you are done planning, start attaching the rings together with the connectors. I find it’s easiest to do one at a time, otherwise the rings will fall off.
You could also glue or solder* small rhinestones or gemstones in settings to either 1) the bottom and sides of each ring or 2) on the front side of each connector.
I hope you have fun with this DIY. As always, please tag me with your creations!
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