Behold these long filigree earrings.
Long enough to dust your shoulders. If you have dusty shoulders. Or maybe that's snow. Certainly not dandruff. Snow, that's what it is!
Made from a dollar store jelly headband.
Read on for the ridiculously simple tutorial.
Trim the edges from the headband. Then cut straight across on either side of the center - pick a spot where you think the filigree will be the right length for your shoulder-dusters. Like so:
Now trim around the top of the filigree to create a loop.
If you have a headband without a natural loop like this, you can simply make a hole at the top of your piece. Sewing scissors, a hole punch or even a thumbtack will work.
Open and close two jump rings to attach the filigree to an earwire...
I guarantee, you will look so very fancy in these! If they are too much for your taste, or you have no neck to speak of (ahem - I resemble that remark), just cut them shorter for a still-beautiful, more restrained pair of baubles.
Source note: for a couple of years now, I have found these headbands repeatedly at 99 Cents Only, in a bunch of very cute colors. So they are possibly a bit of a regular item there.
That's yer DIY - hope you enjoyed!
Oh! To see how I turned these very same headbands into equally easy bracelets and pendants, click away:
Hey, sorry I've been away from the blog - too much going on in the outside world. If I'm not back for a while, happy happy HAPPY holidays, everybody!
Much love, Mich