Several years ago, fringe stole the spotlight in fashion, home decor, and everything in between. These days, this fun and flirty element is a staple in every area of design. I personally love when it is incorporated into accessories (like this cozy fall fringe triangle scarf pattern) and jewelry (like this DIY seed bead necklace with fringe). For my latest project, I decided to use fringe for this easy DIY chain earrings project. I can’t wait to rock these babies this autumn. Here’s how I made them!
- Darice 3 in 1 Pliers with Cutter
- Darice Hammered Jewelry Connectors (2)
- Darice 2mm Cable Chain in Antique Bronze
- Darice Fish Hook Earring Wires (2)
- Darice 4mm Gold Plated Brass Jump Rings (12)
Step 1. Using the cutter portion of the pliers, cut 12 strands of chain. These strands can be as long or as short as you’d like; the longer they are, the longer your finished DIY chain earrings will be. For reference, the strands in this project measured roughly 4 inches each.
Step 2. Set aside six strands for one earring. Don’t worry if the chains are not the same exact length; you can trim these later. Alternatively, you can leave them at uneven lengths for a more natural fringe look. If you’re not sure how long you’d like your earrings to be, cut them longer than you think you’d like. You can always trim them later.
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.