Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ridiculously Fancy Shoulder-Duster Earrings

Okay, my dears, a very simple DIY today.  This is gonna be quick, indulgent and cheap, exactly how I like my...well, hmm, I forgot what I was going to say.

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:

bracelet tutorial
pendant tutorial

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


  1. So creative! I have one of those headbands - what a neat idea!

  2. I still love them! Happy holidays to you too my friend.

  3. Great creative idea...going to buy a hairband tomorrow. thanks..been waiting for your wonderful posts!

  4. fancy mancy....coz of the filigree lots of options to add beads or danglers in the end to make it more graceful and blingy

  5. Ahhh....I thought this is another mystery game...and I recall the pieces from your handband in previous post...Ai yah!!! But they look so elegent as pair of earing! Good idea and good taste too! Can't wait for another round of mystery game!

  6. LOVE those earrings!! I can't believe you made them from a headband, and so simple too! Great tutorial!

  7. When I first saw the post, I was hoping this was going to be "guess the mystery thing" since I knew what it was. Oh-well.

    Great tutorial as always!

  8. Beautiful earrings Mich!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Those headbands make the sweetest earrings Michelle.

    Have a safe and happy Christmas eh? Giant hugs to you. :)