It’s Monday again, so time for your weekly DIY-dose. I know you’ve been waiting for it since I’ve left you hanging last week, right? Believe me, it’s strange to not craft and post a DIY for me as well. Nah, just kidding. It can be real nice to sometimes lay back and do nothing blog-related for a change, it’s hard to believe since Make&Mess is kind of my baby (growing bigger and bigger every day, yay!) but it can be a bit exhausting since I’m constantly thinking about what to post next, posting on social media and look for inspiration, and I’m doing this on my own.
Okay, I know a lot of people blog on their own (and I always have a huge respect for you guys), and I bet like every blogger you sometimes compare yourself to the successful ones like I do. That can be either inspiring or strenuous, and then I realize that all those blogs work with a bunch of people and not only one and I start being proud of myself again.
So this project here started again with a little inspiration hunting on Pinterest, I found those very cool Nasty Gal tassel earrings and saw that I could easily craft ones that would be similar to them. I was even more motivated after my little Statement Earring research a couple of days back, so this was virtually a no-brainer. Let’s get started:
- Small and thin golden hoop earrings (you can work with thicker ones as well but then need two jump rings!)
- Pearl cotton in a colour of your choice (I chose black)
- Golden end caps
- Piece of cardboard
First prepare your tassels! Decide on the length of your tassels and prepare the piece of cardboard accordingly. Wrap the pearl cotton around the piece of cardboard for as many times as you like, depending on the thickness you want for your tassels (I wrapped it around for 25 times).
Detach the pearl cotton from the piece of cardboard and tie together the threads on one end, then wrap another piece of thread around the upper part of the tassel. Sever the threads on the lower part with a scissor (for a more thorough tutorial look here).
Time to put everything together! Disassemble the earrings if you have bought some with a charm. Unhook the hoop earrings and thread the tassel-end cap-combination on the hoop. If your end caps do not fit on the hoops, attach a jump ring to each end cap, then thread everything on the hoop. Repeat with the other one. Done!
Well that was easy again, almost too easy for such beautiful statement earrings. It only took me about half an hour of actual crafting excluding the time for setting everything up and taking the pictures. I think that’s another example what great inspiration you can find in online shops and how easy it is to copycat expensive pieces! What do you think? Hope you are inspired!